Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the heart of the UNESCO listed Vézère Valley, the village of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère is one of the loveliest in the Dordogne

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere travel guide.

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 35 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere is 438 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Losse at 4 km and Plazac at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, 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 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere 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 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

Markets in and near Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (16km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (17km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (17km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (21km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (22km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (23km)

More information about Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere.

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

  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (0km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (14km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (17km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (22km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (25km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (27km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (31km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (33km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (35km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (40km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (41km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Losse (4km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (19km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (21km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (21km)
  • Jardin de Conty (23km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (23km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (25km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (28km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (10km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (35km)

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) (47km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

Canton: Montignac

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24290

Distance to Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

from Perigueux (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 438 km

from Calais: 663 km

from Nice: 512 km

from Bordeaux: 133 km

from Strasbourg: 644 km

Getting here

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere 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 Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Peyzac-le-Moustier, Plazac, Sergeac, Tamnies, Thonac, Tursac and Valojoulx.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere