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Montignac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Montignac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known for being close to Lascaux caves, the small town of Montignac is also very attractive

Important note

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

Montignac is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 37 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Montignac is 431 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Montignac

The Lascaux Caves are famous worldwide because of the large number of prehistoric cave paintings to be seen: Lascaux caves

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Losse at 5 km and Saint-Amand-de-Coly at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montignac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montignac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Montignac


Markets in and near Montignac

Market days in Montignac: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (9km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (13km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (24km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (25km)
  • Objat: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Montignac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Montignac, France

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

Grand sites of France

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

  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (20km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (30km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (30km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (31km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (35km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (42km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (43km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (43km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (48km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Montignac

Canton: Montignac

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24290

Distance to Montignac

from Perigueux (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 431 km

from Calais: 656 km

from Nice: 508 km

from Bordeaux: 139 km

from Strasbourg: 635 km

Getting here

Montignac is in the south-west of France. 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 Montignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubas, Auriac-du-Perigord, Condat-sur-Vezere, Fanlac, Les Farges, Thonac and Valojoulx.

This page in French: Visiter Montignac

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