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Photo of Thenon in Dordogne

Photo is of Montignac at 11 km from Thenon

Visit Thenon: highlights and tourist information

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Thenon is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montignac at 11 km and Plazac at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thenon, 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 Thenon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 11 km (direction south-east)

Best known for being close to Lascaux caves, the...

See Montignac guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Plazac guide
Lascaux caves

Lascaux caves

Cave at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lascaux caves guide
Grotte de Rouffignac

Grotte de Rouffignac

Cave at 13 km (direction south-west)

The Grotte de Rouffignac contains engravings and drawings of more...

See Grotte de Rouffignac guide
Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse

Castle at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

Close to Montignac, the Chateau de Losse is an...

See Chateau de Losse guide
Badefols d'Ans

Badefols d'Ans

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Badefols d'Ans guide


at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tourtoirac guide
Chateau de Hautefort

Chateau de Hautefort

Castle at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Hautefort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south)

In the heart of the UNESCO listed Vézère Valley,...

See Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-de-Coly guide
Le Moustier

Le Moustier

at 17 km (direction south)

Le Moustier is a small village that is home...

See Le Moustier guide


Cave at 17 km (direction south)

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

See La-Roque-Saint-Christophe guide


at 18 km (direction east)

The quiet town of Terrasson in the north of the department...

See Terrasson guide
Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Garden at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Thenon


Markets in and near Thenon

Market days in Thenon: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Thenon: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (17km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (18km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (22km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Objat: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Thenon, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Thenon, France

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

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) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (17km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (30km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (32km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (32km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (35km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (40km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (40km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (41km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (42km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (43km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (48km)

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) (57km)

Geography and distances

Thenon is in the south-west of France at 28 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Thenon is 424 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thenon

Canton: Thenon

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24210

Distance to Thenon

from Perigueux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 424 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 518 km

from Bordeaux: 134 km

from Strasbourg: 636 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 Thenon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ajat, Auriac-du-Perigord, Azerat and Bars.

This page in French: Visiter Thenon

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