Step prime tourist attraction located in the heart of Perigord, Périgueux with some 30,000 inhabitants, its bustling commercial center, its historic ... make a city vibrant and livable.
One discovers as one leafs Périgueux a history book. The heritage of the city takes you back to the halcyon days of the Roman Empire with its extensive remains that let you judge the richness of this ancient city of Vesunna.
In another neighborhood, the corner of an alley or strolling medieval squares in places, you have wood-framed houses, homes equipped with towers, sign of wealth Périgueux merchants. In this vast conservation area, the cathedral sits atop the hill. This building, which is proud of Perigord, this part forms a Greek cross, surmounted by cupolas, Byzantine-inspired. These restorations are a variety of original building. Built on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela, the cathedral is a major step for pilgrims. During your trip, you also learn the mansions of the Renaissance finely carved and decorated.
A Gallo-Roman remains exceptionally well preserved, enhanced by the architecture of Jean Nouvel. At the heart of the ancient city of Périgueux, excavations have revealed the remains of a large Gallo-Roman house, the domus Vésone, richly decorated with murals. Models, film with 3D images, archaeological evidence of the lifestyle of its inhabitants the 1st to 3rd century. This house is contemporary with the amphitheater and the Temple Vesunna whose remains are still present near the museum.
Audio guides in English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish. Audio for children in French and Dutch.
Guided tours and workshops for children at 15h during the school holidays.
Night Tours in summer.
Enquiries +33 5 53 53 00 92.
Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Périgord:
From Perigord China, from prehistory to the present day. Hunts for children.
Enquiries +33 5 53 06 40 70.
Military Museum of Perigord
With more than 10,000 objects, all remarkable, rare and picturesque, watch everyday soldiers in the Middle Ages to today.
Enquiries +33 5 53 53 47 36.
In addition, numerous heritage green space Périgueux is rewarded with 4 flowers in the competition of cities and villages in bloom. Two archaeological parks with garden arenas and garden temple and a theater Vésone likely early 20th century with the Gamenson park.
A Périgueux along the river banks have been converted into "green channel". About 17 km from pleasant to walk, roller skates or bicycle rides.
Guided tours offered by the Tourist Office:
In July and August every day.
During the school holidays (all areas): Wednesday and Saturday.
Educational workshops in July and August, Wednesdays and Fridays for children ages 6 to 12.
A Périgueux greed is a virtue! After viewing pleasure, place taste buds. With your cart, you will be charmed by the atmosphere of colorful markets and fragrant farm products. The know-how of producers remain a guarantee of quality.
Large markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 to 13h of the squares of the Clautre Coderc and City Hall.
Farmers market every day from 8 am to 24:30 instead of Coderc.
Markets in fat from November to March on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 to 13h place Saint Louis. For winning markets ask the program to the Office of Tourism.
The major events of the year at the Tourist Office programs.
Mimos - International Festival of Mime and Gesture Arts: late July-early August.
Medieval Festival at the castle gate early August.
Macadam jazz - concert in the streets Tuesday in July and August.
The Nose: song contest in July and August.
Organs Games in July and August.
Sinfonia - International Baroque Music Festival: end of August.
Night Markets: Wednesdays in July and August.
Baby gastronomy: end of September.
International Fair greedy book late November (even years).
Christmas market in December.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Many attractions such as castles, caves, museums and recreational activities (tree climbing, canoeing, hot air balloons ...) enrich around Périgueux (free tourist guide available from the Office of Tourism Périgueux).