Montignac tourism and travel guide

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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

Montignac 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 Montignac. For detailed visitor information see the Montignac travel guide.

Attractions in Montignac

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Losse at 5 km and Fanlac at 5 km.

Montignac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lascaux caves

Lascaux caves

Cave at 2 km (direction south-east)

The Lascaux Caves are famous worldwide because of the large number of...

See Lascaux caves guide
Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse

Castle at 5 km (direction south-west)

Close to Montignac, the Chateau de Losse is an interesting castle that...

See Chateau de Losse guide


at 5 km (direction west)

Fanlac is a charming village and was the location for the film...

See Fanlac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east)

The village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly is one of the prettiest in the Dordogne,...

See Saint-Amand-de-Coly guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-west)

In the heart of the UNESCO listed Vézère Valley, the village of...

See Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of Plazac is very small but well worth exploring, and...

See Plazac guide
Le Moustier

Le Moustier

at 10 km (direction south-west)

Le Moustier is a small village that is home to two prehistoric...

See Le Moustier guide


at 11 km (direction south-east)

Saint-Geniès is a traditional Dordogne village around a small castle and church...

See Saint-Geniès guide


Cave at 11 km (direction south-west)

The prehistoric dwellings built in the cliffs at La Roque-Saint-Christophe are one...

See La-Roque-Saint-Christophe guide
Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Garden at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The Jardins de l'Imaginaire is a lovely contemporary garden in the Dordogne...

See Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire guide


at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet town of Terrasson in the north of the department is...

See Terrasson guide
Chateau de Commarque

Chateau de Commarque

Castle at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Commarque is an imposing ruined castle that was 'found'...

See Chateau de Commarque guide
Grotte de Rouffignac

Grotte de Rouffignac

Cave at 15 km (direction west)

The Grotte de Rouffignac contains engravings and drawings of more than 100...

See Grotte de Rouffignac guide
Cabanes du Breuil

Cabanes du Breuil

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The Cabanes du Breuil are ancient farm buildings made from dry stone...

See Cabanes du Breuil guide

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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)

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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

Montignac is in the south-west of France at 37 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Montignac is 431 kilometres from Paris).

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

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