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Montferrand-du-Périgord - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

The village in the valley of Couze is nestled at the foot of a medieval castle that gave him birth. The oldest known document citing castrum Monte Ferrando is a charter of 1286.

Montferrand-du-Périgord is a municipality in the canton of Beaumont-du-Périgord, with an area of ​​1310 ha. To get there, follow the county 26.

Geographical information

Latitude44.7513030 (N 44° 45’ 5”)
Longitude0.8658120 (E 0° 51’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 85m to 234m
Surface area13.10 km²
Population170 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (66 km, 1h17)
Insee code24290
IntercommunalityCC des Bastides Dordogne-Périgord
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Avit-Rivière1.9 km (4 min)
Sainte-Croix4 km (8 min)
Bouillac5.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Romain-de-Monpazier5.4 km (12 min)
Lolme5.6 km (13 min)
Saint-Avit-Sénieur5.9 km (13 min)
Marsalès7.6 km (14 min)
Saint-Marcory8 km (17 min)
Cadouin8.7 km (15 min)
Rampieux10 km (19 min)
Beaumontois-en-Périgord10.1 km (16 min)
Tourliac10.1 km (22 min)
Monpazier10.2 km (15 min)
Saint-Pardoux-et-Vielvic12.3 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

The former St. Christopher Church (outside the village) outside the small Romanesque church there is no doubt that a treasure is hidden inside. Magnificent polychrome medieval paintings adorn the walls. Dating is between the 12th and 13th century. A scene of St Leonard, the patron saint of prisoners, from two captives free. Other Gothic scenes, oriental inspiration adorn the walls.

Hall: originally it contained 24 pillars. Late 16th century, it housed the fairs and markets.

The castle (private): partly dated from the 12th century, which belonged to the barony of Gontaut-Biron, he was for many years the subject of looting of its stones used to build then to nearby houses.

Houses Renaissance over the hall, beautiful houses that seem by an optical effect look.

Guided tours all year on reservation (fee).

Places of interest

Natural sites


Old church of Saint-Christophe
Old church of Saint-Christophe
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Inside the old church of Saint-Christophe - Medieval Frescoes
Inside the old church of Saint-Christophe - Medieval Frescoes
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Inside the old church of Saint-Christophe - Frescos
Inside the old church of Saint-Christophe - Frescos
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Former Church of St. Christopher
Former Church of St. Christopher
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Valley Couze (old paper mills) and museums. Saint-Avit-Sénieur and Cadouin, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (Santiago pilgrimage). Bergerac, one of the most beautiful royal houses. Molières, the smallest country house Perigord.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Pays-de-Belvès (11 km)
Unique Art Exhibition
Arts and CraftsFreeLe Buisson-de-Cadouin (11 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (19.4 km)
Bike hire on Le Céou greenway
Sports sensations10 € to 20 € Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (24 km)
Hire a canoe or kayak in the Vézère Valley
Sports sensations16 € to 23 € Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (24 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between walled towns and abbeys
HikeEasy5h00Saint-Avit-Sénieur (4.6 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumontois-en-Périgord (8 km)
Moulin de Mandassagne
HikeEasy2h20Saint-Martin-de-Villeréal (12.4 km)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (14.8 km)
Around the fortified town of Montcabrier
HikeEasy1h30Montcabrier (29 km)


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