Terrasson tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The quiet town of Terrasson in the north of the department is best known for the extensive Gardens of the Imagination

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

Attractions in Terrasson

The Jardins de l'Imaginaire is a lovely contemporary garden in the Dordogne town of Terrasson.: Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-de-Coly at 8 km and Montignac at 13 km.

Terrasson, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Garden less than one km (direction south-south-east)

The Jardins de l'Imaginaire is a lovely contemporary garden in the Dordogne...

See Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-west)

The village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly is one of the prettiest in the Dordogne,...

See Saint-Amand-de-Coly guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montignac guide
Lascaux caves

Lascaux caves

Cave at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lascaux caves guide
Les Jardins de Colette

Les Jardins de Colette

Garden at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Correze department

The Jardins de Colette is a garden which represents the life of...

See Les Jardins de Colette guide
Badefols d'Ans

Badefols d'Ans

at 14 km (direction north-west)

Badefols d'Ans is a small village around a castle and church...

See Badefols d'Ans guide


at 14 km (direction north-west), in the Correze department

Centred around the 12th century Church of Saint-Robert, Saint-Robert is classed among...

See Saint-Robert guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Geniès is a traditional Dordogne village around a small castle and church...

See Saint-Geniès guide


at 17 km (direction south)

The small town of Salignac-Eyvigues in the Dordogne has several places of...

See Salignac-Eyvigues guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fanlac guide
Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse

Castle at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Losse guide
Chateau de Hautefort

Chateau de Hautefort

Castle at 19 km (direction north-west)

At Chateau de Hautefort you can see a vey imposing castle and...

See Chateau de Hautefort guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Correze department

Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière is a small village with an unusual round church in the...

See Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière guide


at 21 km (direction east-north-east), in the Correze department

Both the medieval centre of Donzenac and the steep wooded slopes that...

See Donzenac guide

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Markets in and near Terrasson

Market days in Terrasson: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Terrasson: market Thursday (0km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (6km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Objat: market Sunday (17km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Brive-la-Gaillarde: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Saturday all day (18km)
  • Allassac: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (29km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Terrasson, France

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

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)

  • Gourdon (35km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (28km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (30km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (35km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (38km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (43km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (43km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (47km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (54km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

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) (44km)

Geography and distances

Terrasson is in the south-west of France at 46 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Terrasson is 422 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Terrasson

Canton: Terrasson-Lavilledieu

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24120

Distance to Terrasson

from Perigueux (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 422 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 500 km

from Bordeaux: 151 km

from Strasbourg: 622 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 Terrasson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauregard-de-Terrasson, Chavagnac, Coly, Condat-sur-Vezere, Cublac, Grezes and La Dornac.

This page in French: Visiter Terrasson