Villefranche-du-Perigord tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Surrounded by the forests that produce the famous local chestnuts, Villefranche-du-Perigord is a small and unspoiled bastide town

Villefranche-du-Perigord is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Villefranche-du-Perigord. For detailed visitor information see the Villefranche-du-Perigord travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marminiac at 10 km and Chateau de Bonaguil at 11 km.

Villefranche-du-Perigord, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction )

Prats-du-Perigord is a small village with an impressive fortified church in the...

See Prats-du-Perigord guide


at 10 km (direction east-north-east), in the Lot department

Marminiac is a small village with a church, traditional market hall and...

See Marminiac guide
Chateau de Bonaguil

Chateau de Bonaguil

Castle at 11 km (direction south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The medieval Chateau de Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland setting, is one...

See Chateau de Bonaguil guide


at 12 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Pompon, France is a small village to the south of the Dordogne...

See Saint-Pompon guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Lot department

Puy-l'Eveque is one of the most picturesque, and most visited, of the...

See Puy-l'Eveque guide


at 15 km (direction north-east)

Daglan is a small village in the south of the Dordogne department...

See Daglan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Monpazier is an exceptional 13th century bastide town, among the most beautiful...

See Monpazier guide


at 16 km (direction west)

Biron is a picturesque village with an ancient church and an imposing...

See Biron guide
Chateau de Biron

Chateau de Biron

Castle at 16 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Biron is a perfect way to discover the history...

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Chateau de Gavaudun

Chateau de Gavaudun

Castle at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Chateau de Gavaudun, a ruined medieval castle, sits high on a rock...

See Chateau de Gavaudun guide
Chateau de Fumel

Chateau de Fumel

Castle at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The Chateau de Fumel is not open to the public but a...

See Chateau de Fumel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

Belves is one of the liveliest and most attractive small towns in...

See Belves guide
The Jardins de l'Albarede

The Jardins de l'Albarede

Garden at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

The Jardins de l'Albarede is an attractive garden surrounded by wooded hills...

See The Jardins de l'Albarede guide
Chateau de Castelnaud

Chateau de Castelnaud

Castle at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

The extensive Chateau de Castelnaud and the associated Museum of Medieval Weapons...

See Chateau de Castelnaud guide

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

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Markets in and near Villefranche-du-Perigord

  • Sauveterre-la-Lemance: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (12km)
  • Puy-l'Eveque: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Monpazier: market Thursday (16km)
  • Prayssac: market Friday (17km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (17km)
  • Monsempron-Libos: market Thursday (20km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (22km)
  • Catus: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (27km)

More information about Villefranche-du-Perigord, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-du-Perigord, France

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

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 Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (17km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (21km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (23km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (31km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (42km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (43km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (46km)

Geography and distances

Villefranche-du-Perigord is in the south-west of France at 68 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-du-Perigord is 480 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-du-Perigord

Canton: Villefranche-du-Périgord

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24550

Distance to Villefranche-du-Perigord

from Perigueux (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 480 km

from Calais: 705 km

from Nice: 504 km

from Bordeaux: 133 km

from Strasbourg: 673 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 Villefranche-du-Perigord from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besse, Lavaur, Loubejac, Mazeyrolles, Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm and Sauveterre-la-Lemance.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-du-Perigord