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Nontron

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Nontron - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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At the heart of the Parc Naturel Périgord-Limousin, Nontron, sub-prefecture and capital of Perigord Green lives up to its name, lies at the crossroads of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. It glows in the center of a triangle-Perigueux-Limoges Angouleme, offering TGV station, airport and motorway nearby. Nontron has made tourism a priority, supported by the creation of the Experimental center for arts and crafts, development tool for economic, cultural and tourist.

Geographical information

MunicipalityNontron
Postcode24300
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Latitude45.5304020 (N 45° 31’ 49”)
Longitude0.6622390 (E 0° 39’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 152m to 308m
Surface area24.67 km²
Population3375 inhabitants
Density136 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (46 km, 50 min)
Insee code24311
IntercommunalityCC du Périgord Vert Nontronnais
DepartmentDordogne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Martial-de-Valette2.4 km (5 min)
Saint-Martin-le-Pin5.7 km (10 min)
Savignac-de-Nontron6 km (10 min)
Sceau-Saint-Angel7 km (9 min)
Saint-Estèphe8.1 km (12 min)
Lussas-et-Nontronneau8.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Front-sur-Nizonne8.6 km (14 min)
Augignac8.9 km (11 min)
Le Bourdeix9.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière10.9 km (14 min)
Champeaux-et-la-Chapelle-Pommier11.3 km (19 min)
Étouars11.6 km (16 min)
Abjat-sur-Bandiat11.8 km (19 min)
Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert12 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Pole Experimental Arts and Crafts, the castle, together: the "Pôle Métiers d'Art" and its exhibits, "space crafts" dedicated professionals, "the boutique business of arts", "the Gardens of the Arts "which combines artistic creations and exotic plantations and" space metal blades and "dedicated to the history and current events of the knife.

The city comes alive in August, around his cutlery tradition and creation, the "Feast of the Knife" became one of the great European events coutelières. Over the months, the carnival of the bellows, the African celebration, the former book fair, the antiques fair, the choirs and theatrical events, the International Organ Festival, summer flea markets are open to the attention visitors. Theater, auditorium and cinema culture and broadcast entertainment.

The city was beautified: squares, streets, puys, fountains, crosses and other small items of heritage were highlighted. The organ was rebuilt to become a great instrument for voicing the greatest performers.

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Saturday morning market.

Carnival of the bellows in April.

Feast of the knife: the first weekend of August.

Photos

The Castle
The Castle
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The night
The night
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The Lake Nouailles
The Lake Nouailles
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Old Town
Old Town
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The Garden of Art
The Garden of Art
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The Castle
The Castle
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Tower
Tower
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Tower
Tower
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The Lake Nouailles
The Lake Nouailles
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Gardens
Gardens
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Overview (© e.groenewoud)
Overview (© e.groenewoud)
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Murals (© e.groenewoud)
Murals (© e.groenewoud)
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Party pool (© e.groenewoud)
Party pool (© e.groenewoud)
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Knife Day
Knife Day
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Weather

Tuesday 4 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C
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Wednesday 5 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 37°C
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Thursday 6 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 33°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Grand Etang and Branlant Roc in Saint-Estephe.

Tour Piégut-Plovers.

Museum of Slipper and the Weavers Castle Varaignes.

Mill Pinard Bourdeix.

Villages of St. Jean de Cole, Brantome.

Caves of Villars.

Castles of Champeaux-and-la-Chapelle-Pommier, Mareuil, Lussas-and-Nontronneau, Bourdeilles ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Gyroplane microlight flight over Charente
Sports sensations60 € to 160 € Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La Vallade loop
HikeEasy3h30Saint-Saud-Lacoussière (12.4 km)
Banks of the Tardoire
HikeEasy1h30Eymouthiers (15.5 km)
Trotte-Renard Mill
Village visitEasy1h30Bunzac (31 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (38 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (38 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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