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Périgueux

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Périgueux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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Capital of the Périgord, Périgueux is a City of Art and History possessing an important historic heritage, with its ancient Gallo-Roman town and its medieval and Renaissance old town. Situated on the Way of St James (Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route), the Saint-Front cathedral of Byzantine style is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Périgord museum offers visitors prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, medieval and Renaissance collections, but also its section dedicated to Fine art. The markets in the old town are authentic and bursting with local produce that will delight fine food fans.

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Périgueux

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.

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View of medieval and Renaissance Périgueux
View of medieval and Renaissance Périgueux
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Vesunna - Gallo-Roman Site Museum
Vesunna - Gallo-Roman Site Museum
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Cathedral Saint-Front
Cathedral Saint-Front
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Confectioner's House
Confectioner's House
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Périgueux Markets
Périgueux Markets
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House Pastry
House Pastry
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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 museum-Site
Vesunna - Gallo-Roman museum-Site
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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 banks
Périgueux view of the Isle of banks
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Vésone Temple
Vésone Temple
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Mataguerre Tour
Mataguerre Tour
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Garden and Vésone temple
Garden and Vésone temple
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Castle Dungeon Barrier
Castle Dungeon Barrier
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Barrier Castle
Barrier Castle
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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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arenas Ruins
arenas 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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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).

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