Vaunac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Bouquet at 6 km from Vaunac

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Bouquet at 6 km and Sorges at 6 km.

Vaunac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 6 km (direction south)

The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing 50 different gardens of clipped...

See Le Bouquet guide


at 6 km (direction south)

Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for its truffles and has an...

See Sorges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with a nice church and beautiful...

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide


at 7 km (direction north-east)

Thiviers is a very typical Dordogne market town, best known for the foie gras...

See Thiviers guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new lease of...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide


at 15 km (direction east)

The town of Excideuil in the northern Dordogne has a lively market every Thursday...

See Excideuil guide


at 17 km (direction west)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing abbey, Brantome...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 17 km (direction west)

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

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at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The small village of Tourtoirac has a church and river walk as well as...

See Tourtoirac guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 21 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Jumilhac is in the northern Dordogn, within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural...

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has an imposing byzantine cathedral...

See Perigueux guide


at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Bourdeilles guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 22 km (direction west)

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

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Perigueux cathedral

Perigueux cathedral

Cathedral at 23 km (direction south-west)

The cathedral in Perigueux combines roman and byzantine elements to create a most unusual...

See Perigueux cathedral guide

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Markets in and near Vaunac

  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (8km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (15km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (17km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (27km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (32km)

More information about Vaunac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Vaunac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (24km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (31km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (7km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (23km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (23km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (43km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (45km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (43km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (43km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (50km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (39km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (39km)

Geography and distances

Vaunac is in the south-west of France at 23 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Vaunac is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vaunac

Canton: Thiviers

Arrondissement: Nontron

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24800

Distance to Vaunac

from Perigueux (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 625 km

from Nice: 540 km

from Bordeaux: 127 km

from Strasbourg: 633 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 Vaunac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Eyzerac, Lempzours and Negrondes.

This page in French: Visiter Vaunac