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Visit Riberac (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)

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Riberac is a pleasant if rather quiet town in the Dronne valley of northern Dordogne, a quiet region to the north-west of Perigueux.

Explore Riberac

Start your visit in the Place National which is at the centre of the town. From here the road meanders towards the Eglise Notre-Dame.

Church of Notre-Dame in Rberac

This is a fairly new church (built in the 1930s) but has been built in the romano-byzantine style reminiscent of the nearby cathedral of Perigeux. It is quite striking with its multiple domes and separate tower.

Keep walking up the hill and you will reach the older church, the 12th century Collegiale Notre-Dame. This church is one of the many Romanesque churches which dot the landscape in this area.

From the church you can also get some nice views of Riberac and the surrounding countryside.

On the other side of Riberac is perhaps the most impressive building in the town, a lovely residence built in the 19th century and now the Hotel de Ville.

The Palais de Justice and the Office du Tourisme of Riberac are also in impressive buildings in the town.

Riberac is at its best on a Friday, market day for reputedly the biggest market in Perigord and the most visited attraction in the town.

shopping street and cafes in Riberac

Attractions nearby

There are two main attractions near Riberac - the large forest nearby (the 'Foret de la Double') which has lots of opportunities for hiking, and the small villages of the region that are well known for their traditional roman style churches.

Riberac also makes a very good base for exploring this northern part of the Dordogne. Among the places we suggest you visit are Lusignac, a pretty little village with good views, a nice medieval church and a chateau, and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne which has a magnificent underground church carved into the rock and is one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’.

You can find more travel ideas in the Dordogne guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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Map of Riberac and places nearby

Visit near Riberac with France This Way reviews

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing troglodyte church

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a Renaissance castle in the pretty village of Bourdeilles.

Chateau de Bourdeilles guide
Bourdeilles

Bourdeilles

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared with some in the region but a visit is still recommended

Bourdeilles guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

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

Villebois-Lavalette guide
Brantome

Brantome

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing abbey, Brantome is a very enjoyable town to explore

Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

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

Brantome Abbey guide

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Address: Ribérac, Périgueux, Aquitaine, 24600, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 45.247, longitude 0.3397

Plan your visit to Riberac, Dordogne

Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

Market days in Riberac, France

Regular market(s) are held in Riberac each Tuesday & Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Riberac (Francais)

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