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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Hautefort - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Close to world famous tourist attractions (Lascaux. ..) Hautefort offers all the ingredients for a charming holiday in the Land of Man.

Visible from afar, the village of Hautefort has the most beautiful and most impressive castle style classic throughout the Perigord. Baron Maxence Damascus helped forge close links with the population. Each year he gave a feast in which all residents were invited and received wonderful gifts. Today this commitment continues to the castle and finds himself in local history.

During the revolution, the inhabitants of a neighboring municipality created a militia to come and destroy Hautefort the Hautefort, got wind of the plot, their melted bronze and copper to make weapons and oppose the project.

More recently, in 1968, after a fire ravaged part of the castle, the solidarity and generosity that was expressed towards the Baroness de Bastard showed again that the commitment Hautefort feels for his castle .

One of the peculiarities of Hautefort is its predisposition to see the birth and welcome people of culture, artists, poets and writers. Some places are experiencing a good period and then gradually fall back into anonymity. At Hautefort, history has never ceased to live.

Middle Ages to the present day, Bertran de Born in Eugene Roy, Hautefort continues every day to build its history!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.2596459 (N 45° 15’ 35”)
Longitude1.1430000 (E 1° 8’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 145m to 271m
Surface area25.68 km²
Population1103 inhabitants
Density42 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (41 km, 45 min)
Insee code24210
IntercommunalityCC du Terrassonnais en Périgord Noir Thenon Hautefort

Nearest cities & towns

Boisseuilh5.3 km (9 min)
Cherveix-Cubas5.4 km (8 min)
Badefols-d'Ans6.9 km (9 min)
Temple-Laguyon7 km (13 min)
Nailhac8.4 km (12 min)
Tourtoirac8.6 km (12 min)
Sainte-Trie8.7 km (15 min)
Teillots9.8 km (15 min)
Saint-Raphaël9.9 km (18 min)
Granges-d'Ans10.1 km (11 min)
Anlhiac10.5 km (13 min)
Génis10.9 km (14 min)
La Chapelle-Saint-Jean11.1 km (16 min)
Preyssac-d'Excideuil12 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres


Castle Hautefort
Castle Hautefort
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Former hospice Hautefort
Former hospice Hautefort
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Museum of Medicine
Museum of Medicine
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Church of St. Agnan
Church of St. Agnan
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Pond Cuckoo
Pond Cuckoo
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Coat of arms Hautefort
Coat of arms Hautefort
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (32 km)
Hire a canoe or kayak in the Vézère Valley
Sports sensations15 € to 22 € Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (37 km)
Free guided hike
Nature and the great outdoorsFreeBrantôme (39 km)
Hot air balloon trip
Nature and the great outdoors215 € to 585 € Turenne (41 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (11.5 km)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (19 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (25 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (25 km)
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (29 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals