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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Carlux is a small village in the Dordogne located near the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda. It was an important seat in the Middle Ages, including the presence of a castle of the tenth century.

This former Viscount is now mainly on tourism, offering the possibility to admire some beautiful vestiges of its illustrious past. Carlux is indeed a paradise for lovers of old stones and history.

Dynamic, the village offers various animations that entertain locals and visitors, many in summer. The proximity to the most beautiful sights of the Dordogne also offers Carlux a small reputation among those wishing to explore this part of south - western France.

Geographical information

Latitude44.8832390 (N 44° 52’ 60”)
Longitude1.3527180 (E 1° 21’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 78m to 254m
Surface area13.31 km²
Population636 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (56 mi, 1h18)
Insee code24081
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Fénelon
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Julien-de-Lampon2 mi (8 min)
Simeyrols2.7 mi (7 min)
Prats-de-Carlux3 mi (8 min)
Calviac-en-Périgord3 mi (8 min)
Sainte-Nathalène4 mi (10 min)
Sainte-Mondane4 mi (12 min)
Orliaguet4.1 mi (9 min)
Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel4.5 mi (13 min)
Masclat4.6 mi (14 min)
Peyrillac-et-Millac4.8 mi (10 min)
Veyrignac5.7 mi (14 min)
Cazoulès5.8 mi (11 min)
Carsac-Aillac6.5 mi (14 min)
Le Roc6.6 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

Ancient medieval Carlux has still some interesting vestiges of this glorious era.

Listed historic monument, Castle Carlux is now in ruins. It was built probably in the tenth century, and the building has been modified several times over the centuries because of widespread looting and other fires. The castle is, since several years, the object of volunteers renovations.

Built in the first half of the fourteenth century, in full Hundred Years War, St. Catherine church has a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic. Its portal was listed historic monument in the early twentieth century. In a sober elegance, the religious building allows to admire such a painted wooden Pietà seventeenth century.

In the village, visitors can enjoy a beautiful Gothic fireplace dating from the fourteenth century. Dubbed the Saracen chimney, it is classified as an historic monument.

At the foot of the hill of Pujols, one discovers remains of an ancient hermitage.

A hall built in the nineteenth century still stands proudly in the village of Carlux.

Several castles embellish Carlux and its surroundings, like the castle of Rignac or that of Rouffillac. The two buildings, private, are really charming manor.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Each year in August, the village holds its festival pancakes. The event is always accompanied by an original race of donkeys. The money collected during the event helps fund the restoration of the castle Carlux.


Tuesday 25 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Wednesday 26 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
Thursday 27 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Carsac-Aillac (5.1 mi)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Groléjac (5.4 mi)
Hermit’s Maze
Entertainment6 € to 8 € Domme (5.7 mi)
Canoe-kayak in the Dordogne Valley
Sports sensations18 € Souillac (6 mi)
Quercyland Water Park
Entertainment10 € Souillac (6 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (17.8 mi)
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (19.5 mi)
Boucle of Rouffignac
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (22 mi)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (23 mi)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (23 mi)


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