Monpazier tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Monpazier is an exceptional 13th century bastide town, among the most beautiful villages in France.

Monpazier is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Monpazier. For detailed visitor information see the Monpazier travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Monpazier include "secteur sauvegarde" and "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Monpazier in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Biron at 6 km and Montferrand-du-Perigord at 8 km.

Monpazier, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Biron

Chateau de Biron

Castle at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Biron is a perfect way to discover the history and countryside...

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Biron

Biron

at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

Biron is a picturesque village with an ancient church and an imposing castle, and...

See Biron guide
Montferrand-du-Perigord

Montferrand-du-Perigord

at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

The pretty little village of Montferrand-du-Perigord is in a particularly scenic area and has...

See Montferrand-du-Perigord guide
Saint-Avit-Senieur

Saint-Avit-Senieur

at 12 km (direction north-west)

Saint-Avit-Senieur is dominated by the substantial abbey ruins in the centre of the village...

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Villereal

Villereal

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Villereal is one of our favourite medieval bastide towns, with an impressive wooden market...

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Chateau de Gavaudun

Chateau de Gavaudun

Castle at 13 km (direction south), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Chateau de Gavaudun, a ruined medieval castle, sits high on a rock in the...

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Belves

Belves

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-east)

Belves is one of the liveliest and most attractive small towns in the Dordogne...

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Prats-du-Perigord

Prats-du-Perigord

at 14 km (direction east)

Prats-du-Perigord is a small village with an impressive fortified church in the south-east of...

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Beaumont-du-Perigord

Beaumont-du-Perigord

at 14 km (direction north-west)

The traditional bastide town of Beaumont-du-Perigord is an interesting contrast to the nearby village...

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Cadouin

Cadouin

at 15 km (direction north-west)

Cadouin is a small village best known for its medieval abbey, an important pilgrimage...

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Cadouin abbey cloisters

Cadouin abbey cloisters

Abbey at 15 km (direction north-west)

The cloister attached to the abbey at Cadouin were built in the 15th century...

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Cadouin abbey

Cadouin abbey

Abbey at 15 km (direction north-west)

Cadouin abbey was built in the 12th century in the roman style...

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Urval

Urval

at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

Urval is a pretty village with an ancient communal bread oven and fortified church....

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Villefranche-du-Perigord

Villefranche-du-Perigord

at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

Surrounded by the forests that produce the famous local chestnuts, Villefranche-du-Perigord is a small...

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Markets in and near Monpazier

Market days in Monpazier: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Monpazier: market Thursday (0km)
  • Villereal: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Villereal: market Saturday (13km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (14km)
  • Sauveterre-la-Lemance: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (19km)
  • Monflanquin: market Thursday (19km)
  • Lalinde: market Thursday (22km)
  • Monsempron-Libos: market Thursday (22km)
  • Issigeac: market Sunday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Monpazier, France

What to do at Monpazier? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Monpazier.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (8km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (22km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (25km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (40km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech) (41km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Monpazier is in the south-west of France at 58 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Monpazier is 477 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monpazier

Canton: Monpazier

Arrondissement: Bergerac

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24540

Distance to Monpazier

from Perigueux (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 477 km

from Calais: 701 km

from Nice: 520 km

from Bordeaux: 117 km

from Strasbourg: 679 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Monpazier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Biron, Capdrot, Gaugeac, Lavalade, Lolme, Marsales, Saint-Cassien, Saint-Marcory, Saint-Martin-de-Villereal, Saint-Romain-de-Monpazier, Soulaures and Vergt-de-Biron.

This page in French: Visiter Monpazier