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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Ajat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Pretty village perched on a hillside on the edge of the plateau and the forest Barade Ajat offers the visitor's eyes a beautiful panorama. Ajat was intimately linked to the Route of Canons of the family Hautefort behind the creation of the forge of Ans.

Hiking trails allow you to discover the mesa and its rich flora, including among other not less than 26 varieties of orchids, floral heritage protected (picking is prohibited).

Small rural buildings abound: fountains, stone crosses, laundries, sinks??

Geographical information

Latitude45.1565120 (N 45° 9’ 23”)
Longitude1.0154129 (E 1° 0’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 148m to 284m
Surface area21.95 km²
Population340 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (19.4 mi, 38 min)
Insee code24004
IntercommunalityCC du Terrassonnais en Périgord Noir Thenon Hautefort
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Limeyrat1.9 mi (8 min)
Thenon3.5 mi (9 min)
Fossemagne3.9 mi (10 min)
Brouchaud4.3 mi (11 min)
Gabillou6 mi (16 min)
Azerat6.2 mi (12 min)
Bars6.8 mi (16 min)
Montagnac-d'Auberoche6.9 mi (16 min)
Cubjac-Auvézère-Val d'Ans7 mi (14 min)
Auriac-du-Périgord8.1 mi (16 min)
Chourgnac8.3 mi (23 min)
La Bachellerie8.3 mi (16 min)
Sainte-Orse8.4 mi (18 min)
Sainte-Eulalie-d'Ans8.5 mi (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

As every year, the association for the Festival of Musicians Amateurs organizing a series of concerts in the church Ajat last week of August. The musical program, developed from the own choice of participants, offers mainly classical music, but is open to all musical forms. The organization of the festival of encounter musicians of all levels and listeners of music lovers, favoring the opportunity to play in public, to listen to each other, and assembling works for various formations. A Steinway grand piano is leased by the association and installed in the church Ajat for the occasion.


Village Ajat
Village Ajat
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Bauzens, Village Ajat
Bauzens, Village Ajat
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The Cross
The Cross
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Square War Memorial
Square War Memorial
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The Castle
The Castle
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Castle Tower
Castle Tower
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City Hall
City Hall
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The laundry
The laundry
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The swimming pool
The swimming pool
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Sunday 16 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 9°C
Monday 17 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C
Tuesday 18 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit Losse Castle and Gardens
Culture and education7 € to 9 € Thonac (10.5 mi)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (17.9 mi)
Bicycle hire for a ride in the country
Sports sensations25 € Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (22 mi)
Sightseeing cruise in the Venice of Périgord
Entertainment8 € Brantôme en Périgord (23 mi)
Visit Jumilhac Castle and its gardens
Culture and education5 € to 9 € Jumilhac-le-Grand (23 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Boucle of Rouffignac
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (7.8 mi)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (9.8 mi)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (9.8 mi)
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (11.8 mi)
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (16.4 mi)


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