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Saint Aulaye-Puymangou

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Saint Aulaye-Puymangou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

The bastide of Saint Aulaye en Périgord, founded in 1288 by Lord Pierre Brémond, as attested by the charter exposed to the town hall, is located on a border land with Angoumois, Saintonge and Bordeaux. Atypical bastide perched on a limestone hillside overlooking the Dronne valley, its history begins to be written around the river, then the church and finally the castle and its castrum. The urban extensions with hall (demolished in 1862) and common ovens are organized in the west. The Sainte-Eulalie church, the Rizonne bridge, the banal ovens, the castle and the ramparts bear witness to a rich medieval past.

Its circuit has been one of the "10 most beautiful trails in Périgord" since 2020.

A "Terra Aventura" treasure hunt also allows you to discover the country house in a fun way by solving puzzles in order to unearth the hide where the Poïz are.

Saint Aulaye-Puymangou, land of Cognac in Périgord... Saint Aulaye-Puymangou has belonged to the AOC Cognac since the creation of the appellation in 1909. The town decided to plant vines in 1999 to produce cognac and preserve the appellation. In 2014, the cognac was distilled at Maison Camus and then aged in the cellars of the castle. It has been on sale at the Town Hall and the shops of the town since 2019.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint Aulaye-Puymangou
Tourism labels
Latitude45.2041460 (N 45° 12’ 15”)
Longitude0.1380120 (E 0° 8’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 134m
Surface area46.00 km²
Population1472 inhabitants
Density32 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (55 km, 1h01)
Insee code24376
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Saint-Aulaye
TerritoriesAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Vincent-Jalmoutiers4.9 km (8 min)
Bonnes5.1 km (6 min)
Les Essards5.5 km (9 min)
Saint Privat en Périgord7.1 km (8 min)
Servanches8.6 km (11 min)
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne9.6 km (12 min)
Parcoul-Chenaud9.7 km (16 min)
Saint-Quentin-de-Chalais10 km (15 min)
Bazac10.7 km (18 min)
Laprade10.8 km (12 min)
Saint-Romain10.9 km (12 min)
Rouffiac11.1 km (18 min)
Chassaignes11.9 km (13 min)
La Roche-Chalais12.7 km (13 min)
Orival13 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Exhibition "Land of the Humble"
Tennis Tournament at the Beach of Saint-Aulaye


Ramparts de la bastide
Ramparts de la bastide
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Beach on the banks of Dronne
Beach on the banks of Dronne
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12th century Sainte-Eulalie Romanesque church
12th century Sainte-Eulalie Romanesque church
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13th and 19th century castle
13th and 19th century castle
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Canoeing on the Dronne
Canoeing on the Dronne
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Aquatic complex on the banks of the Dronne
Aquatic complex on the banks of the Dronne
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Saturday 2 july
Min. 10°C - Max. 29°C
Sunday 3 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 28°C
Monday 4 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 30°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tasting and sales at the Borderie vineyards
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Médard-de-Guizières (26 km)
Pays Gabay o Guîtres railbike
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Guîtres (32 km)
Shopping at an organic market
Local flavoursFreeBelvès-de-Castillon (39 km)
River outing on the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 45 € Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt (41 km)
Mazes at Mysterra Park
Nature and the great outdoors16 € Montendre (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around the Big Pond
HikeEasy1h05La Jemaye-Ponteyraud (11.8 km)
Harrison Barker's Dirt Road in Dronne Valley: From Ribérac to Saint-Victor
HikeEasy5h10Ribérac (16.3 km)
Loop of the Fountains of Douchapt
HikeEasy2h40Douchapt (24 km)
Loop of Saint Aquilin Castles
HikeEasy3h50Saint-Aquilin (28 km)
Laubardemont Canal
HikeEasy1h00Sablons (29 km)


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