Terrasson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Terrasson in Dordogne

Visit Terrasson: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Terrasson is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 46 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Terrasson is 422 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Montignac at 13 km and Lascaux caves at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Terrasson, 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 Terrasson 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 Terrasson

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)

More information about Terrasson, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Terrasson, France

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

  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (1km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (17km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (18km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (19km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (37km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (39km)
  • Jardin de Conty (41km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (44km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de la Fage (18km)
  • Grotte du Grand Roc (31km)
  • Gouffre de Padirac (47km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (47km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (56km)

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

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

Terrasson 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 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