Villars tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Puyguilhem at 1 km from Villars

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

Attractions in Villars

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new lease of life to this Renaissance style castle: Chateau de Puyguilhem

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Puyguilhem at 1 km and Saint-Jean-de-Cole at 7 km.

Villars, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 1 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 13 km (direction east)

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

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at 14 km (direction north-west)

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to the north...

See Nontron guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sorges guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 23 km (direction north-west)

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a lovely riverside...

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at 24 km (direction west)

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies of the...

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Perigueux guide

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Map of places to visit near Villars


Markets in and near Villars

  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (10km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (13km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (25km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (27km)

More information about Villars, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Villars, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (14km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (0km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (10km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (13km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (25km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (27km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (49km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (55km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (34km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (35km)

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 (40km)

Geography and distances

Villars is in the south-west of France at 26 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Villars is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villars

Canton: Champagnac-de-Belair

Arrondissement: Nontron

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24530

Distance to Villars

from Perigueux (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 550 km

from Bordeaux: 123 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 Villars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagnac-de-Belair, Condat-sur-Trincou, La Chapelle-Faucher, Milhac-de-Nontron, Quinsac, Saint-Front-la-Riviere and Saint-Pierre-de-Cole.

This page in French: Visiter Villars