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Plazac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Plazac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The village of Plazac is very small but well worth exploring, and well placed to discover many local highlights

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La-Roque-Saint-Christophe at 5 km and Le Moustier at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Plazac, 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 Plazac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere guide


Cave at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La-Roque-Saint-Christophe guide
Le Moustier

Le Moustier

at 6 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Moustier guide
Grotte de Rouffignac

Grotte de Rouffignac

Cave at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Grotte de Rouffignac guide
Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse

Castle at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Losse guide


Cave at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

Laugerie Basse is a prehistoric shelter in the Vezere Valley...

See Laugerie-Basse guide
The Grotte du Grand Roc

The Grotte du Grand Roc

Cave at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

The Grotte du Grand Roc is a beautiful natural cave...

See The Grotte du Grand Roc guide


at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

Best known for being close to Lascaux caves, the small town of...

See Montignac guide
Lascaux caves

Lascaux caves

Cave at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Lascaux caves guide
Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

Les Eyzies is a small traditional town, within easy...

See Les Eyzies guide
Musee National de Prehistoire

Musee National de Prehistoire

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

The Musee National de Prehistoire in Les Eyzies contains one...

See Musee National de Prehistoire guide


Cave at 11 km (direction south)

The caves at Font-de-Gaume are one of the last caves in...

See Font-de-Gaume guide
Chateau de Commarque

Chateau de Commarque

Castle at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Commarque guide
Cabanes du Breuil

Cabanes du Breuil

at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cabanes du Breuil guide

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

Map of places to visit near Plazac


Markets in and near Plazac

  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (17km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (18km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (21km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (23km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Plazac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Plazac, France

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

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 de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (5km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (17km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (24km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (29km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (29km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (35km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (36km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (36km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (37km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (38km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (48km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (48km)

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)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Plazac is in the south-west of France at 30 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Plazac is 436 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Plazac

Canton: Montignac

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24580

Distance to Plazac

from Perigueux (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 436 km

from Calais: 661 km

from Nice: 517 km

from Bordeaux: 129 km

from Strasbourg: 645 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 Plazac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fanlac, Fleurac, Peyzac-le-Moustier, Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere and Sergeac.

This page in French: Visiter Plazac

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