The River Côle, a delightful river spanned by a medieval bridge with bull-nosed cutwaters projecting into the river, runs through this village that boasts ochre-walled houses with brown-tiled roofs and is a pleasant stopping place in Périgord Vert. Saint-Jean-de-Côle’s history is linked to the 12C and 15C Chateau de la Marthonie which overlooks the pretty Place Saint-Jean and to the priory whose old Romanesque-byzantine style church has an original layout.

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Information : Local Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 53 62 14 15 /
Périgord Gourmand Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 53 55 12 50

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • A guided tour of the village


  • Abbeys and churches : 12C church, 11C priory
  • By the waterside : The river Côle