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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Salignac-Eyvigues - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Salignac-Eyvigues, chief town of the district, close to employment areas of Sarlat, the TERRASON, Brive and Souillac, is at the crossroads of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees.

Looking ahead, the village is known to enhance its rich cultural and architectural heritage. The dynamism of its agriculture and handicrafts, the presence of virtually all professions and all services, explain the steady increase of its population.

In the township, you will meet many producers of foie gras, cheeses, poultry and meat but also artisans.

Geographical information

Latitude44.9747390 (N 44° 58’ 29”)
Longitude1.3218840 (E 1° 19’ 19”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 3m
Surface area51.95 km²
Population1229 inhabitants
Density23 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (78 km, 1h02)
Insee code24516
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Fénelon

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet4.2 km (5 min)
Paulin5.2 km (7 min)
Archignac6.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Geniès6.9 km (9 min)
Borrèze8.1 km (10 min)
Proissans9.1 km (12 min)
Simeyrols9.8 km (13 min)
Jayac10.1 km (13 min)
Marcillac-Saint-Quentin11 km (13 min)
Orliaguet11.8 km (15 min)
La Cassagne12.2 km (16 min)
Nadaillac12.6 km (14 min)
Carlux13.1 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

The ramparts of the castle Salignac no longer defend the village clinging to its rocky, but this proud building of the 12th and 13th centuries, belonging to the family of Salignac Fenelon, reflects her past.

The old streets in the warm colors of the stone, which conceal the secrets of the former convent of Crosier (XIII), leading to the hall and the Gothic church where we admire the way of the cross.

Eyrignac Gardens, the outdoor museum, trails for hiking and exploring, sports (swing golf, karting, horse riding) are all assets for the good life in the Black Perigord.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Country Farmers Market: Tuesday morning from April to September.

Market producers in countries with the possibility to eat on site: Friday evenings in July and August from 17h.

Days Orchids: early May to the gardens of the manor Eyrignac. Tropical orchid exhibition, workshops and diagnostic care, technical division and repotting plants, known for its orchids raise (diagnostics on orchids visitors), panel discussion at the cinema Eyrignac (next to the exposure).

In July-August, organized walks with visits to farms.

Festival of Traditional Crafts: late July-early August.

Round the villages: a weekend of hiking - mid-October.

Detailed information

Orchid Days in Black Périgord
A unique event celebrating tropical orchidsMay 2016


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The Manor Gardens Eyrignac in Salignac
The Manor Gardens Eyrignac in Salignac
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a goat farm Angora - Mohair
Arts and Crafts3 € Peyrillac-et-Millac (10.6 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (15.7 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations10 € to 23 € Groléjac (17.1 km)
Visit an Impressionist painter’s studio
Arts and CraftsFreeBeynac-et-Cazenac (21 km)
Hot air balloon trip
Nature and the great outdoors215 € to 585 € Turenne (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (27 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (30 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (34 km)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (36 km)
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (38 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals