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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

Tourism label
Latitude45.0636920 (N 45° 3’ 49”)
Longitude1.2466550 (E 1° 14’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 114m to 284m
Surface area26.40 km²
Population419 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (63 km, 51 min)
Insee code24364
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée de l'homme
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Coly3.3 km (7 min)
La Chapelle-Aubareil8.6 km (13 min)
Condat-sur-Vézère9.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Geniès9.3 km (12 min)
Montignac9.4 km (13 min)
La Cassagne10 km (16 min)
Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare10.5 km (15 min)
Aubas11 km (15 min)
Terrasson-Lavilledieu11.6 km (20 min)
La Dornac12.7 km (27 min)
Beauregard-de-Terrasson13.3 km (19 min)
Jayac13.5 km (19 min)
Archignac13.5 km (21 min)
Cublac13.5 km (24 min)
Auriac-du-Périgord15.4 km (19 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


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.


Sunday 24 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 26°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hire a canoe or kayak in the Vézère Valley
Sports sensations16 € to 23 € Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (23 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Carsac-Aillac (25 km)
Labyrinth of the Hermit
Entertainment5 € to 7 € Domme (26 km)
Canoe-kayak in the Dordogne Valley
Sports sensations16 € Souillac (26 km)
Water Park Quercyland
Entertainment9 € Souillac (26 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Boucle of Rouffignac
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (21 km)
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (32 km)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (33 km)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (34 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (37 km)


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