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Saint-Jean-de-Cole tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with a nice church and beautiful riverside setting

Saint-Jean-de-Cole 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-Jean-de-Cole. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Jean-de-Cole travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Jean-de-Cole include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Puyguilhem at 7 km and Le Bouquet at 13 km.

Saint-Jean-de-Cole, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east)

Thiviers is a very typical Dordogne market town, best known for the...

See Thiviers guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 7 km (direction west)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing 50 different gardens...

See Le Bouquet guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for its truffles and...

See Sorges guide
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at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in the beautiful...

See Brantome Abbey guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to...

See Nontron guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Excideuil in the northern Dordogne has a lively market...

See Excideuil guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Jumilhac is in the northern Dordogn, within the Perigord-Limousin...

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared with...

See Bourdeilles guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

The small village of Tourtoirac has a church and river walk as...

See Tourtoirac guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has an imposing...

See Perigueux guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a...

See Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-Cole

  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (7km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (16km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (19km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (29km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Saint-Jean-de-Cole, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-Cole, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (18km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (6km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (7km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (27km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (27km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (28km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (43km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (33km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (40km)

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 (35km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-Cole is in the south-west of France at 28 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-Cole is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-Cole

Canton: Thiviers

Arrondissement: Nontron

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24800

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-Cole

from Perigueux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 619 km

from Nice: 544 km

from Bordeaux: 128 km

from Strasbourg: 631 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-Jean-de-Cole from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Milhac-de-Nontron, Saint-Martin-de-Fressengeas, Saint-Pierre-de-Cole and Saint-Romain-et-Saint-Clement.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-Cole


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