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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

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere 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-Leon-sur-Vezere. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La-Roque-Saint-Christophe at 3 km and Chateau de Losse at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Le Moustier

Le Moustier

at 2 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Moustier guide


Cave at 3 km (direction south-west)

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

See La-Roque-Saint-Christophe guide
Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse

Castle at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Losse guide


at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of Plazac is very small but well worth exploring, and...

See Plazac guide


at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

Fanlac is a charming village and was the location for the film...

See Fanlac guide
Chateau de Commarque

Chateau de Commarque

Castle at 8 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Commarque guide
Lascaux caves

Lascaux caves

Cave at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lascaux caves guide


at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Montignac guide


Cave at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Font-de-Gaume guide


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

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

See Laugerie-Basse guide
The Grotte du Grand Roc

The Grotte du Grand Roc

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

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

See The Grotte du Grand Roc guide
Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies

at 10 km (direction south-west)

Les Eyzies is a small traditional town, within easy reach of many...

See Les Eyzies guide
Musee National de Prehistoire

Musee National de Prehistoire

at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Musee National de Prehistoire guide
The Abri Cro Magnon

The Abri Cro Magnon

at 10 km (direction south-west)

The Abri Cro-Magnon is an information centre built at the site of...

See The Abri Cro Magnon guide

... 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)

Hotels near Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere

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

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

What to do at Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere? 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

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)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (47km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere is 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).

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

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

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