Saint-Avit-Senieur tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Saint-Avit-Senieur is dominated by the substantial abbey ruins in the centre of the village

Saint-Avit-Senieur 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 Saint-Avit-Senieur. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Avit-Senieur travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Molieres at 4 km and Montferrand-du-Perigord at 5 km.

Saint-Avit-Senieur, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Beaumont-du-Perigord guide


at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

Molieres is small but perhaps the best example of an unspoiled bastide...

See Molieres guide


at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montferrand-du-Perigord guide


at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cadouin guide
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Cadouin abbey cloisters

Cadouin abbey cloisters

Abbey at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cadouin abbey cloisters guide
Cadouin abbey

Cadouin abbey

Abbey at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cadouin abbey guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

Trémolat is a very small but attractive village, close to the scenic...

See Tremolat guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Urval guide
Chateau de Lanquais

Chateau de Lanquais

Castle at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Lanquais - sometimes called the Louvre of the Perigord...

See Chateau de Lanquais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-east)

Monpazier is an exceptional 13th century bastide town, among the most beautiful...

See Monpazier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-east)

Limeuil is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France,...

See Limeuil guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

Siorac-en-Perigord is a peaceful village close to the main sights of the...

See Siorac-en-Perigord guide
Chartreuse du Colombier

Chartreuse du Colombier

Garden at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chartreuse du Colombier is a charming traditional stone house with a...

See Chartreuse du Colombier guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

Paunat is a pretty village with a large abbey-church in the Dordogne....

See Paunat guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Avit-Senieur

  • Lalinde: market Thursday (9km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (11km)
  • Monpazier: market Thursday (12km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (15km)
  • Villereal: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Villereal: market Saturday (16km)
  • Issigeac: market Sunday (17km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (21km)
  • Castillonnes: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Avit-Senieur, France

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

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) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (11km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (15km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (15km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (16km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (34km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (45km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot) (46km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (47km)

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)


Geography and distances

Saint-Avit-Senieur is in the south-west of France at 46 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Avit-Senieur is 468 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Avit-Senieur

Canton: Beaumont-du-Périgord

Arrondissement: Bergerac

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24440

Distance to Saint-Avit-Senieur

from Perigueux (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 468 km

from Calais: 691 km

from Nice: 528 km

from Bordeaux: 110 km

from Strasbourg: 677 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 Saint-Avit-Senieur from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-du-Perigord, Bourniquel, Labouquerie, Molieres, Montferrand-du-Perigord, Nojals-et-Clotte, Saint-Avit-Riviere and Sainte-Croix.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Avit-Senieur


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