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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ajat
Insee code24004
AltitudeFrom 148 to 284 meters
Surface21.95 km²
Population337 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²


Chief townPérigueux (at 31 km, 38 min)Limeyrat at 3.1 km (8 min)
DepartmentDordogneThenon at 5.7 km (9 min)
RegionAquitaineSearch another town


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Pretty village perched on a hillside on the edge of the plateau and the forest Barade Ajat offers the visitor's eyes a beautiful panorama. Ajat was intimately linked to the Route of Canons of the family Hautefort behind the creation of the forge of Ans.

Hiking trails allow you to discover the mesa and its rich flora, including among other not less than 26 varieties of orchids, floral heritage protected (picking is prohibited).

Small rural buildings abound: fountains, stone crosses, laundries, sinks??


  • The whole church is remarkable castle.
  • The Church of St. Martin, 12th century, is the work of the Templars. Its bell tower with four openings imposed by its height (25 m). The paving of the church includes many graves, including that of Francis of Hautefort.
  • The 15th century castle (with part of the fourteenth century) adjoining the church was once connected to it by a drawbridge. It includes galleries with battlements and a beautiful facade on the north side a shield of the barony of Hautefort that was holding the castle. Private property, days of visits are organized in the month of August.
  • Near the church of Saint Martin is a beautiful house which was built in 1527. It was certainly a relay on the road to St Jacques de Compostela trail which crosses the town.
  • The church of St. Bartholomew Beauzens was built around the year 1000, making it one of the oldest department. Covered with loess, it has a facade of pure Roman style: its portal is surmounted by arches with two beautiful carved. Nearby you can admire a magnificent pigeon covered in slate.
  • Explore the Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy, dating from 1622, a gift from a sailor Perigord, Messire Chatard. He had vowed during a storm at sea, to erect a chapel to the Virgin Mary if he escaped. In front of this chapel is the house where Susan Lacore first woman secretary of state under the government of Leon Blum.
  • Activities
  • Tennis.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Golf Balls.
  • Football and basketball.
  • Volleyball.
  • Hiking.
Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Ajat,   Church Saint-Barthélemy de Bauzens,   Church Saint-Martin


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Horse rides and lessons in Black PérigordNature and the outdoorsFrom 6 € to 59 €Campagne (28 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in PérigordLocal flavoursFrom 6 € to 10 €Saint-Cyprien (29 km)

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Village AjatVillage Ajat
Bauzens, Village AjatBauzens, Village Ajat
The CrossThe Cross
Square War MemorialSquare War Memorial
The CastleThe Castle
Castle TowerCastle Tower
City HallCity Hall
The laundryThe laundry
The swimming poolThe swimming pool



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Wednesday 28 January
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Thursday 29 January
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French cuisine restaurantLe 7   NEW
Établissement moderne lumineux possédant une grande terrasse et des salons privatifs mis à disposition gracieusement lors de vos événements.
Located 10.3 km from Ajat30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Montauriol
Isabelle Bruno and their team welcome you in their establishment in the city of jole Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin. Come discover salads and Picardy and Perigord menus. Enjoy fish specialties,...
Located 12.4 km from Ajat15 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Saint-Pierre
Welcome to Le Saint-Pierre restaurant, located in the commune of Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac in Dordogne! You'll love the friendly atmosphere that prevails in these places and the warm...
Located 13 km from Ajat35 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsChambres de la Truffière des Mérigots  
Far from the bustle of the tourist valleys, our home, located in a truffle converted to organic farming offers 5 comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated and personnalisée. Les charming...
Located 4.5 km from Ajat70 € the double room 
Manor house with 6 bedroomsChateau La Barge     NEW
La Boissière-d'Ans
Château La Barge is a unique destination for a wonderful holiday in France. The privilege of staying in an old castle 200 years, in an exceptional and quiet. In this place, Dordogne...
Located 8.6 km from Ajat65 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsRivollet    
3 bedroom 2 person bed. Also cottage with 2 bedrooms for 4 people comfortably rent all seasons with piscine6 × 5 Contact me for more information.
Located 12.7 km from Ajat45 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsGite Marie Domaine des Ormeaux
The cottage 'Mary' is a terraced house with separate entrance, with a surface of 85 m² that can accommodate 1 to 4 people. Part of the house is the seventeenth century and retains elements...
Located in AjatFrom 700 € to 940 € per week 
House for 4 personsGite Jeanne Domaine des Ormeaux
The cottage 'Jane' is a terraced house with private entrance, with a surface of 80 m² that can accommodate 1 to 4 people and have facilities for disabled people. Originally the building...
Located in AjatFrom 700 € to 940 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsGite Amélie Domaine des Ormeaux
The cottage 'Amélie' is a flat with an area of ​​60 m² that can accommodate 1-2 persons with separate entrance. It has a private terrace, strong sunlight and an unobstructed view of...
Located in AjatFrom 550 € to 730 € per week 

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68 places over 5 haCamping Le verdoyant ***    
Just 10 minutes from Montignac and Lascaux Caves, 30 km from Sarlat is in a lovely park, quiet, facing the ponds you a pleasant stay. We welcome you in a mood, simple and warm. Our...
Located 7.3 km from AjatFrom 12.50 € to 16.90 € per day 
35 places over 3 haCamping le Bois du Coderc (permanent)    
Family campsite in the heart of nature and at the center of Perigord, their charm, their attractions, tourist, cultural and gastronomic. This campsite, near Périgueux and its amenities,...
Located 13.8 km from AjatFrom 13 € to 16.80 € per day 
67 places over 20 haHuttopia Lanmary 
Located in the Perigord, in the heart of the national forest of Lanmary, in the Dordogne (24), this Huttopia destination is an exceptional opportunity to stay in a national forest....
Located 15.8 km from Ajat 

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L'Orée du Bois - Hotel in AjatL'Orée du Bois  
Offering a restaurant and a tennis court, L'Orée du Bois is located in Thenon. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a terrace and satellite channels....
Located 3.7 km from AjatRoom from 35 €
Relais du Silence Le Moulin de Mitou - Hotel in AjatRelais du Silence Le Moulin de Mitou     
Relais du Silence Le Moulin De Mitou is located in the Aquitane countryside, outside the village of Auriac-du-Périgord just 7 km from Lascaux Caves and 30 km from Sarlat-la-Canéda....
Located 12.1 km from AjatRoom from 100 €
Le Manoir des Cèdres - Hotel in AjatLe Manoir des Cèdres     
Set in the market town of Rouffignac, this hotel is just 5 km from the prehistoric Rouffignac Cave. You can relax by the outdoor swimming pool or admire the manor’s large garden. The...
Located 12.3 km from Ajat

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La Roseraie Hôtel
La Roseraie Hôtel is set in a 19th century bourgeois mansion alongside the Vezere River, in the village of Montignac. The swimming pool set in the huge...
Perigord noir Maison 8pers avec piscine
Belle maison du Perigord dans domaine 32 ha, 4 chambres, renovation luxe, piscine 4x13
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