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Le Bugue

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Located in a tourist hub on the banks of the Vézère river in the heart of the Dordogne, and the European capital of prehistory, it offers beautiful landscapes dotted with prehistoric sites.

A 1 km, the aquarium, with its 6000 fish swimming in giant pools in the open.

Besides, the village of Bournat where life has not changed for over a century and invites you to discover all the skills of artisans of the past.

Also discover the cave of Bara- Bahau, where the cave bear and the prehistoric men have left traces of their passage.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Bugue
Tourism label
Latitude44.9184560 (N 44° 55’ 6”)
Longitude0.9283960 (E 0° 55’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 48m to 245m
Surface area28.96 km²
Population2784 inhabitants
Density96 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (42 km, 47 min)
Insee code24067
IntercommunalityCC Terre de Cromagnon

Nearest cities & towns

Campagne3.9 km (7 min)
Audrix5.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Cirq6 km (12 min)
Limeuil6 km (10 min)
Saint-Chamassy6.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Avit-de-Vialard6.8 km (13 min)
Journiac7.4 km (10 min)
Savignac-de-Miremont8.1 km (15 min)
Paunat8.3 km (15 min)
Manaurie9.7 km (14 min)
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil9.8 km (13 min)
Alles-sur-Dordogne9.9 km (17 min)
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin10.3 km (14 min)
Pezuls12.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The Village Bournat.

The Aquarium.

Cave Bara-Bahau.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Traditional market every Tuesday and Saturday morning.


The docks Bugue
The docks Bugue
See photo


Monday 27 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C
Tuesday 28 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
Wednesday 29 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Proumeyssac chasm in the town of Audrix, 3 km, underground vault, whose walls are adorned with a multitude of crystallization. Light games and musical accompaniment invite you to admire the originality this website.

Circuit of the Dordogne valley village of Beynac-et-Cazenac (barge ride), Village Vitrac, Castle Milandes of Josephine Baker, Castelnaud, Marqueyssac gardens, walled village of Domme and medieval Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse rides and lessons in Black Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 59 € Campagne (3.2 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (5.9 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Belvès (16.7 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (28 km)
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 30 € Montayral (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between walled towns and abbeys
HikeEasy5h00Saint-Avit-Sénieur (18.3 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumont-du-Périgord (21 km)
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (33 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (34 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals