Most beautiful villages in France in the Vézère valley
The breathtaking villages of Saint-Amand-de-Coly (Coly-Saint-Amand), Saint Léon-sur-Vézère and Limeuil are reminders of the valley's exceptional history. Their steep lanes, golden walls and stone roofs make them treasures of the Périgord Noir where the sweet life beckons at every turn.
The village to Saint-Amand-de-Coly (Coly Saint-Amand)
Saint-Amand-de-Coly (Coly-Saint-Amand) overlooks two small valleys on either side. Its massive fortified church and the vestiges of its ramparts stand as striking landmarks of the area's tormented past. Founded in the 6th century by one of the Périgord's hermits, Saint Amand-de-Coly (Coly-Saint-Amand) played a key role in all the region's medieval wars.
The village to Saint Léon sur Vézère
Saint Léon-sur-Vézère is a haven of peace. This small village is nestled along one of the Vézère's meanders. The village features Château de Clérans, Manoir de la Salle and a magnificent Romanesque church with well-conserved multicolour painted decoration. Its riverbanks are the perfect place for a bucolic picnic or an afternoon nap.
The village to Limeuil
Classified as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France" in 1990, the extraordinary medieval village of Limeuil proudly takes its place as one of the jewels of the Périgord. Standing on its rocky promontary at the confluence of the two rivers, the Dordogne and the Vézère, Limeuil invites you to experience the tranquillity of this area of outstanding natural beauty. Its artisans, Panoramic Gardens, riverside setting, and natural beauty offer you a holiday destination of exceptional wealth.
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Bureau d'information touristique de Limeuil
Jardin de la Mairie
Tél : +33 5 53 63 38 90
Point d'information de St Léon sur Vézère
Place de la Mairie
24290 St Léon sur Vézère
Tél : +33 5 53 51 08 42 (point information)
Tél : +33 5 53 50 73 16 (mairie)
Point d'information de Coly-Saint-Amand
24290 Coly Saint-Amand
Tel : +33 5 53 51 04 56