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Périgueux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Périgueux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPérigueux
Postcode24000
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Latitude45.1840290 (N 45° 11’ 3”)
Longitude0.7211149 (E 0° 43’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 75m to 189m
Surface area9.82 km²
Population31296 inhabitants
Density3186 inhabitants/km²
Insee code24322
IntercommunalityCA Périgourdine
DepartmentDordogne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Coulounieix-Chamiers3.1 km (8 min)
Champcevinel4.3 km (11 min)
Boulazac5.4 km (12 min)
Trélissac5.5 km (10 min)
Marsac-sur-l'Isle6.3 km (11 min)
Chancelade6.4 km (12 min)
Atur6.7 km (11 min)
Notre-Dame-de-Sanilhac8.8 km (13 min)
Saint-Laurent-sur-Manoire9 km (15 min)
Bassillac9.1 km (16 min)
Antonne-et-Trigonant9.8 km (14 min)
Cornille10.5 km (14 min)
Razac-sur-l'Isle11.6 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

View of medieval and Renaissance Périgueux
View of medieval and Renaissance Périgueux
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Pastry House
Pastry House
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Saint-Front Cathedral
Saint-Front Cathedral
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Périgueux Markets
Périgueux Markets
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Vesunna - Gallo-Roman Museum -Site
Vesunna - Gallo-Roman Museum -Site
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Pastry House
Pastry House
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Walk on the greenway
Walk on the greenway
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Place Francheville
Place Francheville
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Lookout Lodge known Old mill name
Lookout Lodge known Old mill name
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Périgueux Cathedral
Périgueux Cathedral
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Vesunna - Gallo- Roman site museum
Vesunna - Gallo- Roman site museum
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Saint Jacques de Compostela - Périgueux
Saint Jacques de Compostela - Périgueux
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Source Périgueux the Statue
Source Périgueux the Statue
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Périgueux view of the Isle of shoreline
Périgueux view of the Isle of shoreline
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Vésone Temple
Vésone Temple
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Tour Mataguerre
Tour Mataguerre
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Garden and Vésone temple
Garden and Vésone temple
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castle gate Dungeon
castle gate Dungeon
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Castle Gate
Castle Gate
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Remains of the ancient wall
Remains of the ancient wall
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Porte Normande
Porte Normande
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Arena Ruins
Arena Ruins
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Garden Arena
Garden Arena
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entrance arenas
entrance arenas
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Saint-Front Cathedral and Isle
Saint-Front Cathedral and Isle
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Roundabout Mériller
Roundabout Mériller
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Weather

Friday 27 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C
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Saturday 28 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 8°C
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Sunday 1 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse rides and lessons in Black Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 59 € Campagne (36 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Banks of the Isle River
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Trélissac (4.7 km)
Historic walk in Lanmary Forest
HikeIntermediate5h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (9.2 km)
Saint-Michel d'Auberoche Chapel
HikeIntermediate4h00Antonne-et-Trigonant (9.2 km)
La Vallade loop
HikeEasy3h30Saint-Saud-Lacoussière (41 km)
Between walled towns and abbeys
HikeEasy5h00Saint-Avit-Sénieur (46 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels