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Thiviers - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Thiviers, capital of foie gras in the Perigord Vert.

Built on a Puy 276 meters, overlooking a wide green and hilly landscape in which hollow bask rivers, the Cole and the Isle Thiviers has always been considered a place of passage, a place to live . Providing a natural transition between the Limousin North and largest province of Aquitaine in south Thiviers is a southern entrance of the Regional Natural Park Perigord-Limousin door.

Its geographical position is remarkable, on the RN21. On the other hand, the railway passenger and freight traffic ensures a continuous and growing towards major activity centers.

Thiviers is the central city of the country that brings Thibérien since January 2012, 15 towns and nearly 11 000. This area of ​​the Perigord Vert offers nature tourism, historical heritage (Saint-Jean-de-Cole is the only village labeled "One of the most beautiful villages of France" in the northern half of the department), and a true quality life. This new tourist area of ​​its many fine assets is now called "Périgord Gourmand".

For centuries Thiviers is a commercial center of fairs and markets considered, the size of the fat around waterfowl was reinforced in the early 60s with the creation of award-winning markets, first created in the Dordogne, giving Thiviers status Capital liver fat in Perigord Vert. These markets (November to March) attract a wide audience of connoisseurs and discerning guests who are on the market products of outstanding quality. La Maison du Foie Gras Thiviers (museum shop) allows the visitor to discover over 450 m² foie gras A to Z, from its origins, through the industry players, revenue. This House is the county showcase around this iconic product of Périgord.

Geographical information

Latitude45.4168580 (N 45° 25’ 1”)
Longitude0.9223690 (E 0° 55’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 147m to 303m
Surface area27.77 km²
Population3055 inhabitants
Density110 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (20 mi, 37 min)
Insee code24551
IntercommunalityCC Périgord-Limousin
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Nantheuil1.7 mi (5 min)
Eyzerac2.4 mi (5 min)
Corgnac-sur-l'Isle4.2 mi (8 min)
Saint-Romain-et-Saint-Clément4.3 mi (13 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Côle5 mi (9 min)
Nanthiat5.7 mi (12 min)
Saint-Jory-las-Bloux5.7 mi (13 min)
Saint-Sulpice-d'Excideuil5.9 mi (11 min)
Négrondes5.9 mi (8 min)
Sarrazac6.2 mi (14 min)
Vaunac6.5 mi (12 min)
Chalais7.8 mi (11 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Fressengeas8 mi (18 min)
Saint-Germain-des-Prés8.1 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


The Notre Dame
The Notre Dame
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La Maison du Foie Gras - Place Foch
La Maison du Foie Gras - Place Foch
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Monday 25 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 27°C
Tuesday 26 june
Min. 16°C - Max. 31°C
Wednesday 27 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 31°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

May: Flower Show Saint-Jean-de-Cole.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit Jumilhac Castle and its gardens
Culture and education5 € to 9 € Jumilhac-le-Grand (8.7 mi)
Sightseeing cruise in the Venice of Périgord
Entertainment8 € Brantôme en Périgord (13.9 mi)
4x4 sightseeing tour of Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors42 € Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (26 mi)
Visit Losse Castle and Gardens
Culture and education7 € to 9 € Thonac (29 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La Vallade loop
HikeEasy3h30Saint-Saud-Lacoussière (10.1 mi)
From Saint-Mesmin to the Savignac-Lédrier forges
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Mesmin (14.5 mi)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (14.8 mi)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (14.8 mi)
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (16.8 mi)


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