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Villars tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Puyguilhem at 1 km from Villars

Visit Villars: highlights and tourist information

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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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Puyguilhem at 1 km and Saint-Jean-de-Cole at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villars, 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 Villars in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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...

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...

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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...

See Brantome Abbey guide


at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Thiviers guide


at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nontron guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 16 km (direction south-east)

The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing 50...

See Le Bouquet guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for its...

See Sorges guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourdeilles guide
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...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Excideuil in the northern Dordogne has...

See Excideuil guide


at 25 km (direction south)

One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux...

See Perigueux guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide
Perigueux cathedral

Perigueux cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Perigueux cathedral 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

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