Périgueux

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TownPérigueux
Insee code24322
Postcode24000
Latitude45.1840290
Longitude0.7211149
AltitudeFrom 75 to 189 meters
Surface9.82 km²
Population31296 inhabitants
Density3186 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsCoulounieix-Chamiers at 2.3 km
DepartmentDordogneChampcevinel at 3.6 km
RegionAquitaineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • 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).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
L'Appel de la Forêt adventure trailSports sensations19 €Thenon (27 km)

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PHOTOS

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
 
NormanNorman
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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WEATHER

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Tuesday 2 September
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Taula  
8.8
Périgueux
La Taula the restaurant you will discover a French gourmet cuisine in a space that combines age old stones and modern decoration. The food prepared with fresh and quality is a restaurant...
Located in Périgueux32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHercule Poireau  
9.1
Périgueux
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 
French cuisine restaurantLa Ferme Saint-Louis  
9.8
Périgueux
Sink into the historical and medieval Périgueux and discover La Ferme Saint-Louis. This hotel welcomes you in a charming authentic interior, stonework and quiet terrace on the Place...
Located in Périgueux37 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hotes grain d'art  
Sorges
Marie and Christian maziere welcome you in a preserved hamlet, a rural and peaceful environment. Their family home, a renovated old farm house has retained the look and charm of old...
Located 16 km from PérigueuxFrom 56 € to 60 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLes Deux Tilleuls  
Saint-Maime-de-Péreyrol
The sweetness of life and hospitality characterize the spirit that reigns in Les Deux Tilleuls. The special charm of the place is at once its rural surroundings, the authenticity of...
Located 21 km from PérigueuxFrom 75 € to 90 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsChambres de la Truffière des Mérigots     NEW
Gabillou
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...
Located 24 km from Périgueux70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 9 personsGîte vacances Périgueux   NEW
Atur
We offer a quality holiday home in an exceptional environment, quiet and not overlooked for a pleasant stay.
Located 8.6 km from PérigueuxFrom 490 € to 1470 € per week 
House for 7 personsLa ' Ferme de puychicout '   NEW
Chalagnac
In the center of the Perigord 15 km from Perigueux on the road to Bergerac. Holiday house on an estate, The ' Farm puychicout ' dating from the 18th century (1760) renovated gd. Conforf,...
Located 11 km from PérigueuxFrom 1290 € to 1490 € per week 
House for 6 personsMaison campagne  
8.2
Savignac-les-Églises
-House 5 rooms (the rooms are upstairs.) In a small village (shops 200 m) between green and white Perigord Perigord. - Sorges 5 km capital of the truffle and its municipal pool. * 20-km...
Located 18.2 km from PérigueuxFrom 360 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
67 places over 20 haHuttopia Lanmary 
Antonne-et-Trigonant
Located in the Perigord, in the heart of the national forest of Lanmary, in the Dordogne (24), this Huttopia destination is an exceptional opportunity to stay in a national forest....
Located 9.2 km from Périgueux 
35 places over 3 haCamping le Bois du Coderc (permanent)    
9.4
Antonne-et-Trigonant
Family campsite in the heart of nature and at the center of Perigord, their charm, their attractions, tourist, cultural and gastronomic. This campsite, near Périgueux and its amenities,...
Located 11.9 km from PérigueuxFrom 13 € to 16.80 € per day 
77 places over 2 haLe Plein Air Neuvicois    
9.5
Neuvic
Camping *** located off the pretty village of Neuvic sur l'Isle, come and get warm sunny days and cool nights. We offer spacious pitches, semi shaded, flat, grassy and easy access....
Located 21 km from PérigueuxFrom 13 € to 15 € per day 

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HOTELS

Mercure Périgueux Centre - Hotel in PérigueuxMercure Périgueux Centre     
8.3
Périgueux
The Mercure Perigueux is a new hotel offering free Wi-Fi, friendly staff and modern accommodation in the heart of the city, near the medieval ruins and numerous shops and restaurants....
Located in PérigueuxRoom from 65 €
Bristol Hôtel Périgueux Centre - Hotel in PérigueuxBristol Hôtel Périgueux Centre     
8.4
Périgueux
Located a 10-minute walk from the medieval centre in Périgueux, this hotel features a garden with a terrace. The air-conditioned guest rooms include free Wi-Fi access, and the hotel...
Located in PérigueuxRoom from 69 €
ibis Périgueux Centre - Hotel in Périgueuxibis Périgueux Centre     
8.4
Périgueux
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...
Located in PérigueuxRoom from 55 €

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Relais de Moussidière
The charming Relais De Moussidiere offers bright and well-equipped rooms ideally located near the medieval centre of Sarlat. The hotel’s beautiful grounds...
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