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La Roche-Chalais

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

La Roche-Chalais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

On the passage of the Greenwich meridian and the west boundary of the forest of the Double La Roche-Chalais, green resort, is ideally located at the crossroads of four departments: Dordogne, Gironde, Charente, Charente-Maritime and four old provinces: Perigord, Guyenne, Saintonge and the French Aquitaine.

Standing on a limestone promontory from which the name of "La Roche", the village of Dordogne, part of the Natura 2000 program, dominates the Dronne River, "the most beautiful river in France" according to Elysee Reclus, geographer raised in La Roche-Chalais...

Associated with Saint-Michel-Lécluse-and-Leparon and Saint-Michel-de-Rivière, the canton of Saint-Aulaye has about 3,000 inhabitants and its area makes it the largest municipality in the department. Half of its territory is wooded with the forest of the Double.

Périgourdins invite you to enjoy tasty dishes prepared with products from a terroir oh how generous foie gras confit, duck breast, porcini mushrooms, truffles, cabécou, nuts, strawberries...

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Roche-Chalais
Tourism label
Latitude45.1524720 (N 45° 9’ 9”)
Longitude0.0068710 (E 0° 0’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 12m to 126m
Surface area89.40 km²
Population2963 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (86 km, 1h06)
Insee code24354
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Saint Aulaye

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Aigulin3.2 km (7 min)
Parcoul-Chenaud6.8 km (6 min)
La Barde7.5 km (14 min)
Les Églisottes-et-Chalaures7.8 km (9 min)
Saint-Christophe-de-Double10 km (10 min)
Boscamnant10.1 km (13 min)
Bazac11 km (12 min)
Médillac11.4 km (13 min)
Le Fouilloux11.9 km (13 min)
Le Fieu12.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Coux12.2 km (17 min)
Saint-Aulaye-Puymangou12.7 km (13 min)
Chamadelle13 km (15 min)
La Genétouze13.6 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Every Saturday traditional market La Roche-Chalais.


View from the Esplanade
View from the Esplanade
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Castle Valouze
Castle Valouze
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at Château de l'Evêché
Local flavours0 € to 6 € Lalande-de-Pomerol (26 km)
Flyboarding on Lake La Cadie
Sports sensations60 € Mouliets-et-Villemartin (36 km)
Explore the Dordogne by canoe or kayak
Sports sensations10 € to 18 € Pessac-sur-Dordogne (37 km)
River outing on the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 45 € Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bossugan-Ruch through the vineyard
HikeEasy2h30Bossugan (40 km)
Hike of "Prignac et Marcamps"
HikeEasy1h50Prignac-et-Marcamps (41 km)
Ancient loop Paussac Saint-Just
HikeEasy4h00Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien (47 km)
Loop by the King of Chauzes Cross Rat
HikeEasy4h00Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien (47 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals