Nontron tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nontron in Dordogne

Visit Nontron: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to the north of the Dordogne

Important note

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

Nontron is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 39 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Nontron is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Nontron include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-de-Cole at 18 km and Brantome at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nontron, 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 Nontron 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 Nontron

Markets in and near Nontron

  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (19km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (24km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (29km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (29km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (33km)

More information about Nontron, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Nontron, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nontron.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (42km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perigord-Limousin (14km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (18km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (24km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (39km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Liliane (35km)
  • Logis de Forge (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (26km)
  • Site Corot (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (41km)
  • Limoges (56km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nontron

Canton: Nontron

Arrondissement: Nontron

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24300

Distance to Nontron

from Perigueux (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 561 km

from Bordeaux: 124 km

from Strasbourg: 635 km

Getting here

Nontron 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 Nontron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Front-sur-Nizonne, Saint-Martial-de-Valette, Saint-Martin-le-Pin, Savignac-de-Nontron and Sceau-Saint-Angel.

This page in French: Visiter Nontron