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Saint-Geniès

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Saint-Geniès - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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Just a little away from the road from Montignac Sarlat, Saint-Geniès arises magically below the road, sheltered under slate roofs, beige gray reflective roofs marrying beautifully with the natural tones surrounding. The Perigord town houses dating back to the twelfth and fourteenth centuries are built of stone beautiful blonde. They frame an old keep, remains of the ancient castle of the lords of Gontaut. But the jewel of the village remains indisputably the Romanesque church, topped with stones, decorated with a fortified gate tower of the sixteenth century. Inside, carved tent delicate columns supporting the arches of the apse. It remains to see the castle of the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, then, all against the church, the Gothic chapel of Cheylard that contains admirable frescoes and Bories, these dry stone huts once used as shelter for shepherds, scattered in the green countryside.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Geniès
Postcode24590
Latitude44.9943870 (N 44° 59’ 40”)
Longitude1.2505720 (E 1° 15’ 2”)
Surface area33.59 km²
Population1024 inhabitants
Density30 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (71 km, 56 min)
Insee code24412
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Fénelon
DepartmentDordogne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet6.7 km (9 min)
Salignac-Eyvigues6.9 km (9 min)
Marcillac-Saint-Quentin8.2 km (11 min)
Proissans8.9 km (12 min)
Saint-Amand-de-Coly9.3 km (12 min)
Archignac9.6 km (13 min)
La Chapelle-Aubareil9.9 km (13 min)
Tamniès10.9 km (16 min)
Coly12 km (13 min)
Paulin12 km (14 min)
Montignac12.6 km (13 min)
Sainte-Nathalène13.5 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

One of the most beautiful views of Saint-Geniès
One of the most beautiful views of Saint-Geniès
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Saint-Geniès
Saint-Geniès
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Night Market on Wednesday evening in July and August
Night Market on Wednesday evening in July and August
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Cheylat Chapel
Cheylat Chapel
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A tradition on May planted mayor representing the village
A tradition on May planted mayor representing the village
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (17.4 km)
Visit the workshop of an impressionist painter
Arts and CraftsFreeBeynac-et-Cazenac (19.2 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations10 € to 23 € Groléjac (19.2 km)
Rent a canoe or kayak in the Vézère Valley
Sports sensations15 € to 22 € Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (20 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (31 km)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (31 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (36 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (39 km)
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (40 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels