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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

The common Excideuil is located 31 km north-east of Périgueux, Périgord Vert. At the prestigious 11th century castle, which strikes the eye of entry and the sensitivity of the walker by its powerful and harmonious architecture, meets the contemporary design of the place. The tone is set. Glance. A fountain, as before, but the concept is modern, even if the paw of a bear claw tutelary water. It echoes with no dissonance at the fountain Swan Place Bugeaud, smelling the 19th century. A bench is also there, inviting the rest or the palaver. On the slats, the spirit of the Giraut Borneil illustrates troubadour, converse with that of a poet of the Oulipo. And for the person who ventures through the streets where discrete hidden architectural treasures weathered by time and will not reach its city limits, the wonder and delight will await you. It crosses the Loue to bright scales via a bridge of any concrete, whose clean lines without lies restore the symbols of light and water. Excideuil: city mirror, delicious country, which unlike Narcissus, do not drown in the contemplation of a sterile freeze frame, but is observed to evolve better, live better.

Geographical information

Latitude45.3400190 (N 45° 20’ 24”)
Longitude1.0489059 (E 1° 2’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 140m to 253m
Surface area5.02 km²
Population1212 inhabitants
Density241 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (35 km, 37 min)
Insee code24164
IntercommunalityCC Causses et Rivières en Périgord
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Médard-d'Excideuil2.3 km (6 min)
Clermont-d'Excideuil3.1 km (6 min)
Saint-Martial-d'Albarède3.2 km (6 min)
Saint-Pantaly-d'Excideuil4.4 km (7 min)
Saint-Germain-des-Prés5.7 km (9 min)
Preyssac-d'Excideuil6.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Raphaël7.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Sulpice-d'Excideuil7.6 km (11 min)
Coulaures7.6 km (10 min)
Dussac8 km (12 min)
Anlhiac8.2 km (13 min)
Tourtoirac10 km (14 min)
Saint-Jory-las-Bloux10.7 km (15 min)
Nanthiat11.1 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

The castle walls.

The Church of St. Thomas.

The historic market town.

Many activities are available: hiking or mountain biking (the "Karst Trail" and more than 100 km of marked trails await you), rock climbing, tennis, swimming, rollerblading, fishing, orienteering courses, panning for gold ... and finally, bike track and canoeing nearby.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Each year for 5 years, Excideuil welcomes the halls of his castle, from May to September, exhibitions.

In July, a great mountain biking, hiking and orienteering, "The Ride of the Troubadours," was organized by the Tourist Office.

Every 2 years (odd years) The place Balada, the Feast of the ancient Games.

In addition, there are flea markets, garage sales, agricultural shows, and, of course, the traditional market on Thursday morning, which during the winter season, becomes market gras and truffles ...


Office du Tourisme - Place du Château
Office du Tourisme - Place du Château
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sightseeing cruise in the Venice of Périgord
Entertainment8 € Brantôme-en-Périgord (32 km)
Discovery tour of Périgord in 4X4
Nature and the great outdoors42 € Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (33 km)
Hire a canoe or kayak in the Vézère Valley
Sports sensations16 € to 23 € Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (45 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (12.3 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (22 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (22 km)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (23 km)
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (26 km)


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