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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Périgueux
Insee code24322
AltitudeFrom 75 to 189 meters
Surface9.82 km²
Population31296 inhabitants
Density3186 inhabitants/km²


National labelsCoulounieix-Chamiers at 3.1 km (8 min)
DepartmentDordogneChampcevinel at 4.3 km (11 min)
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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.


  • Vesunna Museum:
  • 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.
  • Price family.
  • 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.
  • Gardens:
  • 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.
  • But also a golf course and two bases canoe.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Périgueux
Information pointsTourist Office of Périgueux
Leisure centresMuseum Militaire - Souvenirs du Périgord,   Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Périgord
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Front,   Church Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité,   House Lambert,   House of the Consuls,   Loge maçonnique,   Prefecture of the Dordogne,   Private Mansion Salleton,   Private Mansion of Fayolle,   Private Mansion of Sallegourde,   Tower of Vesone
Performance hallsAmphitheatre Centre des Congrès,   Le Sans Reserve,   Theatre le Palace,   Theatre of Périgueux


  • 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.


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).


View of the medieval and Renaissance PérigueuxView of the medieval and Renaissance Périgueux
Castle GateCastle Gate
Pastry HousePastry House
Cathédrale Saint-FrontCathédrale Saint-Front
Markets PérigueuxMarkets Périgueux
Vesunna - Site-Gallo-Roman MuseumVesunna - Site-Gallo-Roman Museum
Vesunna - Site-Gallo-Roman MuseumVesunna - Site-Gallo-Roman Museum
House PastryHouse Pastry
Statue of Périgueux SourceStatue of Périgueux Source
Cathedral PérigueuxCathedral Périgueux
Saint Jacques de Compostela - PérigueuxSaint Jacques de Compostela - Périgueux
Walk on the GreenwayWalk on the Greenway
View Périgueux banks of the IsleView Périgueux banks of the Isle
Place FranchevillePlace Francheville
Temple VésoneTemple Vésone
Lodge lookout known as Old MillLodge lookout known as Old Mill
Tour MataguerreTour Mataguerre
Garden and Temple VésoneGarden and Temple Vésone
Barrier Castle DungeonBarrier Castle Dungeon
Château BarrièreChâteau Barrière
Remains of the ancient wall holderRemains of the ancient wall holder
Ruins arenasRuins arenas
Garden ArenaGarden Arena
An entry arenasAn entry arenas
Cathédrale Saint-Front and IsleCathédrale Saint-Front and Isle
Roundabout of MérillerRoundabout of Mériller



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Wednesday 28 January
Min. 2°C - Max. 10°C
Thursday 29 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 30 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 7°C


French cuisine restaurantLa Taula  
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French cuisine restaurantHercule Poireau  
This is the heart of the historic district of Périgueux lies the Hercule Poireau restaurant is a charming original stone. Sit indoors and enjoy the vaulted ceiling, his colorful paintings...
Located in Périgueux37 € per person 

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Manor house with 6 bedroomsChateau La Barge     NEW
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Château La Barge is a unique destination for a wonderful holiday in France. The privilege of staying in an old castle 200 years, in an exceptional and quiet. In this place, Dordogne...
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House with 5 bedroomsChambres de la Truffière des Mérigots  
Far from the bustle of the tourist valleys, our home, located in a truffle converted to organic farming offers 5 comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated and personnalisée. Les charming...
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House with 3 bedroomsAu Coin du Feu en Périgord Vert    
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Located 24 km from PérigueuxFrom 30 € to 45 € the double room 

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Apartment for 6 personsAdresse chic cosy pour séjour de charme   NEW
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House for 9 personsGîte vacances Périgueux   NEW
We offer a quality holiday home in an exceptional environment, quiet and not overlooked for a pleasant stay.
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House for 7 personsLa ' Ferme de puychicout '
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67 places over 20 haHuttopia Lanmary 
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35 places over 3 haCamping le Bois du Coderc (permanent)    
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77 places over 2 haLe Plein Air Neuvicois    
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ibis Périgueux Centre - Hotel in Périgueuxibis Périgueux Centre     
With a 24-hour front desk, ibis Périgueux Centre is 300 metres from the centre of Périgueux and its cathedral. It offers a terrace and soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi. There is an...
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