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Coly-Saint-Amand

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Saint-Amand-de-Coly is nestled in the heart of the Dordogne, in the region of New Aquitaine. Set in the Périgord Noir, the town takes place only twenty kilometers from the famous town of Sarlat-la-Canéda.

The name given to Saint Amand, a hermit who came to evangelize the region in the 6th century, was occupied since the Gallo-Roman era, as evidenced by some vestiges found on the spot. It only developed in the Middle Ages, with the construction of the Augustinian abbey of the twelfth century.

Very touristy, the village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly can only seduce its visitors with its undulating wooded setting, and its architectural heritage of exception. Calm, the site is full of places to discover during a stay of a few days in this region rich in history and gastronomy.

Geographical information

MunicipalityColy-Saint-Amand
Postcode24290
Tourism label
Latitude45.0636920 (N 45° 3’ 49”)
Longitude1.2466550 (E 1° 14’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 105m to 284m
Surface area34.41 km²
Population636 inhabitants
Density18 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (39 mi, 51 min)
Insee code24364
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée de l'Homme
DepartmentDordogne
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

La Chapelle-Aubareil5.3 mi (13 min)
Condat-sur-Vézère5.7 mi (13 min)
Saint-Geniès5.8 mi (12 min)
Montignac5.8 mi (13 min)
La Cassagne6.2 mi (16 min)
Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare6.5 mi (15 min)
Aubas6.8 mi (15 min)
Terrasson-Lavilledieu7.2 mi (20 min)
La Dornac7.9 mi (27 min)
Beauregard-de-Terrasson8.3 mi (19 min)
Cublac8.4 mi (24 min)
Jayac8.4 mi (19 min)
Archignac8.4 mi (21 min)
Auriac-du-Périgord9.6 mi (19 min)
Les Farges9.6 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Considered the most beautiful fortified church in Dordogne, the abbey church of Saint-Amand-de-Coly dates back to the 12th century. Rebuilt largely between the 19th and 20th centuries, the church takes its place on the remains of the abbey. One can appreciate the integrations of Gothic elements in this building of Romanesque style, as well as the enclosure of ramparts. The whole has been classified to Historic Monuments. Guided tours are organized on a regular basis.

Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the Chateau de la Grande Filolie is now listed as a Historic Monument. Private property, it takes its name from an old oil mill that once stood on the site. Here you will discover lava roofs and machicolation towers. It can notably be observed from the path of the forest domain, a very beautiful walk.

The village still has an old poor hospital built in the 14th century and renovated in the 18th century.

Walking through Saint-Amand-de-Coly you will appreciate the local architecture and the houses in Sarladine stone and lauzes, all in gray and ocher colors very warm. Marked hiking trails are also available in and around the village, and guided tours of the center are offered.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

In April, Saint-Amand-de-Coly offers a pancake party with entertainment.

On the 14th of July Saint-Amand made his Interesting. This cultural event highlights street arts with different shows, improvisations and artistic happenings.

The village festival takes place every year on August 15th with a ball, a dance, a rally or even shows.

Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. 0°C - Max. 16°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 15°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 17°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discovery farm and carriage ride
Local flavours25 € Auriac-du-Périgord (7.7 mi)
Rental canoe - kayak on the Dordogne comfort
Nature and the great outdoors13 € to 21 € Sarlat-la-Canéda (12 mi)
Photography course with night in a B&B
Culture and education90 € to 350 € Sarlat-la-Canéda (12.2 mi)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Carsac-Aillac (15.6 mi)
Hermit’s Maze
Entertainment6 € to 8 € Domme (16.2 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Boucle of Rouffignac
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (13.2 mi)
Red sandstone
HikeEasy1h15Vars-sur-Roseix (14.7 mi)
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (20 mi)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (21 mi)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (21 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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