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Terrasson-Lavilledieu

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Terrasson-Lavilledieu - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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Ancient town situated at the eastern edge of the Dordogne, bordering the Correze, Limousin. The upper part of the hillside, overlooking the Vezere. Human occupation is attested in prehistoric times, and the Gallo-Roman (in Gaubert, La Boissiere, Teyssenat and rocks at the bottom of Saint-zur). The growth occurs in the 6th century with the installation of a monastery around Sorus, name of local hermit St. Sour.

Caption: Gontrand the Merovingian king, warned of the great wisdom of the monk smiled, gave the means to the hermit to base its abbey. Saint Sour would let go of his rock doves, and seeing them land in the valley, would have exclaimed: "sunt terra," a term that would have given rise to the name of Terrasson. Life revolves around the monastery as well. Good times in succession with times of war and devastation. The families of the counts of Perigord, the Viscounts of Turenne Limousin and then dominate the region during the troubled times of the Middle Ages, and the church was partially destroyed and the Old Bridge.

Economic activity Terrasson grows with the railroad and highway Brive-Périgueux (coal deposits). The population is increasing, with about 4000 inhabitants in 1900. After the Second World War, industries developed: Papeteries Condat, Plant the PAUMELLERIE Electric (closed in 1987) ... The city stretches and the neighborhoods of La Borie Basse and Maraval is built.

Geographical information

MunicipalityTerrasson-Lavilledieu
Postcode24120
Tourism label
Latitude45.1275600 (N 45° 7’ 39”)
Longitude1.3055660 (E 1° 18’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 82m to 299m
Surface area39.34 km²
Population6378 inhabitants
Density162 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (59 km, 43 min)
Insee code24547
IntercommunalityCC du Terrassonais
DepartmentDordogne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Cublac3.1 km (8 min)
Pazayac6.7 km (9 min)
Condat-sur-Vézère6.9 km (10 min)
Grèzes7.2 km (14 min)
Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare7.8 km (12 min)
Coly8.3 km (14 min)
La Dornac8.4 km (14 min)
Larche9.2 km (10 min)
Chavagnac9.3 km (13 min)
Beauregard-de-Terrasson10.6 km (15 min)
La Feuillade10.7 km (13 min)
Mansac11 km (13 min)
Saint-Cernin-de-Larche11.2 km (14 min)
Villac11.3 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Gardens of the Imagination overlooking the valley of the Vezere. 13 gardens to explore!

The old town and its half-timbered houses. The floral decorations.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

In September, the feast of the Périgord walnuts.

Photos

Old Bridge
Old Bridge
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Old Bridge to the 12th century on the vézère
Old Bridge to the 12th century on the vézère
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View of the site
View of the site
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Overview
Overview
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Vézère and former mill
Vézère and former mill
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Edge Vézère
Edge Vézère
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Vézère
Vézère
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Old Bridge
Old Bridge
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Old Bridge
Old Bridge
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Little flower bridge
Little flower bridge
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La Place, uptown
La Place, uptown
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Church
Church
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House on the spot
House on the spot
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The corner is here!
The corner is here!
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Weather

Friday 27 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C
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Saturday 28 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 8°C
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Sunday 1 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (20 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (32 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (35 km)
Horse rides and lessons in Black Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 59 € Campagne (36 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Belvès (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (26 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (33 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (37 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (38 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (38 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels