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 an architecture of Jean Nouvel. At the heart of the ancient city of Périgueux, excavations have revealed the remains of a large house Gallo-Roman domus Vésone richly decorated with murals. Models, 3D film, archaeological evidence of the lifestyle of its inhabitants from 1st to 3rd century. This house is contemporary amphitheater and the Temple of 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.
Tours nightly in summer.
Enquiries +33 5 53 53 00 92.
Museum of Art and Archaeology of Périgord:
From Perigord China, from prehistory to the present day. Hunts for children.
Enquiries +33 5 53 06 40 70.
Military Museum Périgord:
With more than 10,000 objects, all remarkable, rare or quaint, relive the lives of soldiers from the Middle Ages to today.
Enquiries +33 5 53 53 47 36.
In addition to many heritage parks Périgueux is rewarded with 4 flowers the competition of cities and villages in bloom. Two archaeological parks with garden arenas and garden temple and a theater Vésone nature of the early 20th century the park Gamenson.
A Périgueux along the river banks have been converted into "greenway". Approximately 17 km of pleasant walks for walking, rollerblading or cycling.
Guided tours: The Tourist Office offers guided tours every day in July and August on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the school holidays.
A Périgueux greed is a virtue! After pleasure, place taste buds. With your basket, you will be charmed by the atmosphere of colorful and fragrant markets farm products. The know-how of producers remain a guarantee of quality.
Large markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8h to 13h places the Clautre Coderc and the Town Hall.
Farmers Markets every day from 8 am to 24:30 instead of Coderc.
Markets in fat from November to March on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8h to 13h place Saint Louis. For contracts awarded ask the program to the Office of Tourism.
The major events of the year programs available at the Tourist Office.
Mimos - International Arts Festival of Mime and Gesture: late July-early August.
Macadam jazz - concert in the streets Tuesday in July and August.
The Nose: song contest in July and August.
Games Organs in July and August.
Sinfonia - international festival of baroque music: late August.
Night Markets: Wednesdays in July and August.
International Book Fair gourmand 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).