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Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse is a small village of charm in the Dordogne valley not far from Sarlat.

Whilst the commune stretches to the edge of the River Dordogne the village itself is uphill of the river and offers some lovely views over the surrounding countryside and even as far as the castles of Milandes and Beynac.

Explore Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse

At the centre of the village of Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse is its church, a war memorial, a stone fountain and various charming stone houses including some large and very attractive manor houses.

The church of Saint-Vincent in the centre of the village was built in the 19th century and it is worth taking a look inside to see its attractive stained glass windows in a modern style.

There is an older church in the commune, the church of Saint-Vincent-le-Salvadou which dates back to the 12th century and is listed as a historic monument.

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Take a walk around the bourg and then follow the signposted walk around the edges of the village. Whilst walking there are quite a number of really beautiful large stone manor houses to see as you walk round.

Each of these is different and each has its individual lovely architectural features including a long wooden conservatory, round and square towers, steep rooves with attic windows and some also have lovely ornate gardens.


As well as the beautiful houses in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse you will find some great views to admire as you walk around, including a view of the Chateau de Milandes and the Chateau de Beynac. You can also see the Jardins de Marqueyssac. 

As you explore the village and surroundings you will also discover the ancient lavoir where villagers used to do their clothes washing, as well as stone cabins which once served as temporary shelters for agricultural workers and/or their tools, harvest and livestock. 

Chateau Monrecour

There are two chateaux in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse. The Chateau de Panassou is a Renaissance chateau built in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is a listed historic monument but is not open to the public.

The second chateau is the Chateau de Monrecour which you can see from the road as you drive along the Dordogne Valley. The Chateau de Monrecour is a large neo-Renaissance building is now a hotel and restaurant. It is also one of the locations along the Dordogne where you can hire a hot-air balloon ride.

Down on the edge of the Dordogne river in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse commune is the Port d'Envaux where you can hire canoes and kayaks, and there is also a tree-top adventure park and a snack-bar.

Attractions to visit nearby

This stretch of the Dordogne river is packed with things to do from the castles of Beynac, Milandes and Castelnaud-la-Chappelle, the gardens of Marqueyssac, the most beautiful villages of Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme and the stunning medieval town of Sarlat.

This is our favourite stretch of the river for hiring a canoe because you can see these villages and castles from the water as you glide by. It really is stunning!

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

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One of the most beautiful villages in France and also with stunning views and on of the most impressive Dordogne castles, Beynac is unmissable when you visit

Beynac guide
Chateau de Beynac

Chateau de Beynac

High on a clifftop and beautifully restored, the Chateau de Beynac is our favourite castle in the region

Chateau de Beynac guide
Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes

The beautifully restored Chateau des Milandes, in Renaissance style, is best known for its association with the jazz dancer called Josephine Baker

Chateau des Milandes guide
La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe

La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe

The musée de la rue du temps qui passe is an atmospheric step back to the 1870 to 1940 years.

La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe guide
Chateau de Castelnaud

Chateau de Castelnaud

The extensive Chateau de Castelnaud and the associated Museum of Medieval Weapons are very popular with both adults nd children

Chateau de Castelnaud guide


Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a very pretty village best known for the Chateau de castelnaud, the most visited castle in the region

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Address: Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse, Saint-Cyprien, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Aquitaine, 24220, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.8431, longitude 1.1197

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Beynac: most beautiful village
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac: remarkable garden (4 km)
  • La Roque-Gageac: most beautiful village (5 km)
  • Jardin de Conty: remarkable garden (7 km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède: remarkable garden (7 km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien): religious monument (8 km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon: remarkable garden (9 km)
  • Domme: most beautiful village (9 km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat): religious monument (9 km)
  • Sarlat: town of art and history (9 km)
  • Belves: most beautiful village (12 km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves): religious monument (12 km)

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