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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Ajat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

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??

Geographical information

Latitude45.1565120 (N 45° 9’ 23”)
Longitude1.0154129 (E 1° 0’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 148m to 284m
Surface area21.95 km²
Population345 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (31 km, 38 min)
Insee code24004
IntercommunalityCC du Terrassonnais en Périgord Noir Thenon Hautefort

Nearest cities & towns

Limeyrat3.1 km (8 min)
Thenon5.7 km (9 min)
Fossemagne6.3 km (10 min)
Brouchaud6.9 km (11 min)
Saint-Antoine-d'Auberoche7 km (17 min)
La Boissière-d'Ans9.3 km (16 min)
Gabillou9.7 km (16 min)
Azerat10 km (12 min)
Bars11 km (16 min)
Montagnac-d'Auberoche11.1 km (16 min)
Cubjac11.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Pantaly-d'Ans11.9 km (18 min)
Auriac-du-Périgord13.1 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

As every year, the association for the Festival of Musicians Amateurs organizing a series of concerts in the church Ajat last week of August. The musical program, developed from the own choice of participants, offers mainly classical music, but is open to all musical forms. The organization of the festival of encounter musicians of all levels and listeners of music lovers, favoring the opportunity to play in public, to listen to each other, and assembling works for various formations. A Steinway grand piano is leased by the association and installed in the church Ajat for the occasion.


Village Ajat
Village Ajat
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Bauzens, Village Ajat
Bauzens, Village Ajat
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The Cross
The Cross
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Square War Memorial
Square War Memorial
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The Castle
The Castle
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Castle Tower
Castle Tower
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City Hall
City Hall
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The laundry
The laundry
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The swimming pool
The swimming pool
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse rides and lessons in Black Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 59 € Campagne (28 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (29 km)
Free accompanied Hiking
Nature and the great outdoorsFreeBrantôme (35 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (41 km)
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (15.8 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (15.8 km)
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (19 km)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (32 km)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals