Take the time to discover

About twenty kilometers from Sarlat and a few steps from Lascaux-International Center for Cave Art, Coly-Saint-Amand is comfortably installed between two wooded valleys.
Its 12th century abbey, considered to be the most beautiful fortified church in Périgord, watches over the houses of the village which, just like her, are made of this Sarladaise stone and these slates typical of the region in a harmonious contrast of ocher and gray tones.

The trails of Coly-Saint-Amand, an unusual walk to share with the family 

Designed for young and old, a fun and educational route is offered to help you understand the richness of this heritage. It is completed by a forest trail which will take you from ancient crop terraces to meeting the legendary characters of Périgord.

You can also leave the village to hike on foot

  • Loop on the Causse de Coly
  • Font de Bouch loop
  • Loop of the Walls
  • Woods and Meadows Loop
  • Sun and Shade Loop
  • Valley and Hillsides Loop
  • Loop of the Château de la Filolie
  • Lauze loop and old stones
  • Tunnel, wood and water loop
  • Loop between Bois and Lauzes
  • Rapiettes loop
  • In the footsteps of the men of Lascaux: roaming along the Vézère Valley.

The Friends of Saint-Amand-de-Coly association organizes by appointment during the summer (July-August)

  • guided tours of the abbey
  • walks accompanied by Coly (1,5km route)
  • visits to the village and its heritage

For any information, please contact Accueil Patrimoine in Coly-Saint-Amand:
Tel: 05 53 51 98 92

Free visit to the abbey all year round.

Abbey of Saint Amand de coly©Agence Urope

The little extras of the village of Coly-Saint-Amand

  • The Saint-Amand festival is interesting in July
  • Artisans such as the coppersmith or the brewer
  • The Heritage treasure hunt available at the Heritage reception in summer. 1€ from 7 years old.
  • Heraldic, clay sculpture and stained glass workshops organized by the town hall in the summer. Reservation required at


Coly-Saint-Amand town hall
Le Bourg
24290 Coly-Saint-Amand
Telephone: (33) 05 53 51 47 85
E-mail : [email protected]


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