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Vanxains tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Riberac at 5 km from Vanxains

Visit Vanxains: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Riberac at 5 km and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vanxains, 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 Vanxains in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known...

See Riberac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Neuvic sur l'Isle

Neuvic sur l'Isle

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

Neuvic is a small town with a chateau, the...

See Neuvic sur l'Isle guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

Saint Astier is a small town in the Dordogne with...

See Saint-Astier guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

Mussidan is a small town on the confluence of...

See Mussidan guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

Issac is a pretty village with a 15th century tower and a...

See Issac guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared...

See Bourdeilles guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

North of Bergerac, Villamblard is a pleasant town to discover...

See Villamblard guide


at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente department

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle...

See Charmant guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in the beautiful...

See Brantome Abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vanxains


Markets in and near Vanxains

  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (17km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (20km)
  • Saint-Astier: market Thursday (20km)
  • Mussidan: market Saturday (21km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (33km)

More information about Vanxains, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Vanxains, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (5km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (33km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (38km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (46km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Montréal (26km)
  • Logis de Forge (40km)
  • Jardins du Sardy (42km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Vanxains is in the south-west of France at 34 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Vanxains is 434 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vanxains

Canton: Ribérac

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24600

Distance to Vanxains

from Perigueux (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 434 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 579 km

from Bordeaux: 80 km

from Strasbourg: 679 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 Vanxains from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chassaignes, Festalemps, La Jemaye, Ponteyraud, Riberac, Saint-Martin-de-Riberac, Saint-Privat-Des-Pres, Siorac-de-Riberac and Villetoureix.

This page in French: Visiter Vanxains

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