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Listed as one of France's most beautiful villages, troglodyte dwellings

Welcome to Belvès

Belvès is ideally located in the heart of the Périgord Noir region, 15 kilometers north of Monpazier and 20 km south of Sarlat.
You'll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Its name literally means "beautiful view". You'll have to climb to reach the village, which you can see from the valley both day and night.

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Franceperched on its spur above the Nauze valley in the Périgord Noir, Belvès is known as the medieval city of 7 bell towers.

Despite the invasions and wars that have punctuated its history, the medieval city has preserved magnificent traces of its built heritage.

Discover the village

Guided tours of the town are available: information and reservations from the Tourist Office (via the contact form or by telephone).

The Château de Belvès (16th century), the church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption or Notre-Dame de Montcuq (13th century), the 15th-century market hall (enlarged in the 16th century), a neo-Gothic house built in 1882, the Consuls' house and the Tour des Filhols (11th century).

The Tourist Office is offering a fun game for families and friends to discover the medieval town, its history and heritage: help Jeantou find Mionette by wandering around the village, deciphering the rebus and answering the questions.
A real adventure!
Educational booklet on sale at the tourist office (€3)

Visits to troglodytic dwellings:

Take a 45-minute guided tour of 8 converted rooms and discover the daily life of the peasants in these medieval underground dwellings, occupied from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

At the gateway to the Bessède forest :

On the outskirts of the town, the vast Bessède forest welcomes you all year round for hiking, biking or horseback riding.

The village also boasts a municipal swimming pool.



Pricing details

Rates for visits to troglodyte dwellings:

Full price (adult): €6.50
Children's rate (6 to 13 years): €3.50
Group rate (10 adults or more): €4.50

Departure for 4 people minimum, 18 people maximum.
Reservations recommended.
Groups by reservation only.
Pets are not allowed.
Ticketing and accompaniment at the tourist office.
Free parking in the village.

Dates and times

Dates for visiting cave dwellings:

From 02/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

Spoken languages
Easter special

Easter 2022 in Belves

Easter 2022 in Belves

April 16, 2022

  • From 08:00: Saturday morning market with a search for the odd one out at the stalls
  • 2:30pm: egg hunt with riddles, masks to personalize, and Easter egg decorations.

The bells will generously scatter chocolates for the winners.

More info: Tel. 06 10 68 66 42





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