Dating from the 9th century and set in the Dronne valley, Riberac is at its best on a Friday, market day for reputedly the biggest market in Perigord. At most other times it is fairly quiet.
The town lacks significant individual attractions but is a pleasant town in an attractive setting in the rolling countryside of the northern Dordogne region.
There are two main attractions near the town - a large forest, the 'Foret de la Double'; and lots and lots of Romanesque churches. For me, three or four suffice...some examples can be seen at Festalemps, Faye and Siorac-de-Riberac.
If you are keen, there is a pretty circuit that passes by many of the little villages and churches of the region - see Riberac Churches - ask in the tourist office for map and details
Riberac makes a very good base for exploring this northern part of the Dordogne - don't miss Lusignac, a very pretty little village with good views, a nice medieval church and a chateau.
Map of Riberac & places to visit nearbyRiberac Churches 8km
Aubeterre sur Dronne 13km
Saint Germain du Salembre 15km
Saint Aulaye 17km
Saint Astier 19km
Isle River 19km
Chateau de Bourdeilles 21km
Mussidan Villages 21km
Chancelade Abbey 26km
Chateau de Montreal 27km
Les Jardins Tranquille 28km
This page in French: Riberac (version Francais)