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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Corrèze

Located at the crossroads of the Limousin regions, Quercy, Périgord and Auvergne, the Country of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne offers a wide range of landscapes and activities. Rich in history and architecture, you will discover many Romanesque churches, a leading vernacular heritage and the presence of man in the area for 50,000 years Neanderthal museum. Unspoilt nature and authenticity of the rural heritage are the Pays de Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne a place to live at their own pace, calmly or intensely.

Medieval city born from a fishing village in the year 855, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne offers the visitor the abbey Saint-Pierre, a masterpiece of Romanesque art known for its eardrum and its rich treasury (the Virgin and Child twelfth century., enamel reliquary from the thirteenth century.), narrow lanes and half-timbered houses. On the docks, the chapel of Penitents is reflected in the Dordogne.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.9781480 (N 44° 58’ 41”)
Longitude1.8403870 (E 1° 50’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 125m to 387m
Surface area8.65 km²
Population1227 inhabitants
Density141 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTulle (38 km, 37 min)
Insee code19019
IntercommunalityCC du Sud Corrézien

Nearest cities & towns

Sioniac3.3 km (6 min)
Astaillac5.3 km (7 min)
Biars-sur-Cère6.5 km (7 min)
Nonards7.5 km (9 min)
Gagnac-sur-Cère7.8 km (12 min)
Liourdres7.9 km (9 min)
Bretenoux8.1 km (10 min)
Brivezac8.2 km (12 min)
Bilhac9 km (15 min)
Queyssac-les-Vignes9 km (15 min)
Puy-d'Arnac9 km (11 min)
Tudeils9.6 km (10 min)
Bassignac-le-Bas9.8 km (15 min)
Puybrun10.3 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Hiking trails, bike rides, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, fishing, and all proposed activities will delight sporty; barge trip, tours, exhibitions, concerts for lovers of culture; town festivals, events in bars, dancing and fireworks to the revelers; flea markets and yard sales for bargain hunters; fairs and traditional markets, lively country markets for the greediest... Many festivities mark the seasons and animate the Country Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.

Guided tours for individuals during the spring holidays and All Saints, and from June to September on Tuesdays at 10 am (registration at the Tourist Office - canceled if fewer than 6 participants). Groups all year by appointment.

Commented Barge rides: The barge "Adele and Clarissa", named after the last of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne setters, was built according to ancient methods, on the banks of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne in the year 2002. A sign in front of the pier tells you the progress the construction site. This 1:15 commented trip will allow you to discover the history of inland shipping on the Dordogne and the old life in the valley before the dams. Navigation 1 May to 31 October, subject to prefectural authorities and depending on the water level of the river. Reservations and tickets at the Tourist Office: Tel. : +33 5 55 91 09 94.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Market plants, crafts and regional products: the last Sunday of April.

Strawberry Festival: 2nd Sunday of May.

Festival of Harmony Beaulieu-Vayrac and fireworks: July 14.

Frequently biological and garage sale: the second Sunday in August.

Monturuc Festival and fireworks: August 15.

Body-Saints Day: 1st September weekend.

Randonoix: the last Sunday of September.


Chapelle Penitents and barge on the Dordogne
Chapelle Penitents and barge on the Dordogne
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Tympanum de Beaulieu
Tympanum de Beaulieu
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride in the Dordogne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Saint-Jean-Lagineste (16.3 km)
2-9 day hike with a donkey
Nature and the great outdoors138 € to 599 € Ligneyrac (20 km)
Hot air balloon trip
Nature and the great outdoors215 € to 585 € Turenne (22 km)
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (34 km)
Visit a goat farm Angora - Mohair
Arts and Crafts3 € Peyrillac-et-Millac (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (11.2 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (15.2 km)
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (24 km)
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (45 km)
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (54 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals