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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 the medieval and Renaissance city of Périgueux
View of the medieval and Renaissance city of Périgueux
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Vesunna - Gallo-Roman museum-site
Vesunna - Gallo-Roman museum-site
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Isle Bridge
Isle Bridge
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City Hall
City Hall
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The city
The city
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Saint-Front Cathedral
Saint-Front Cathedral
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Pastry House
Pastry House
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Markets of Périgueux
Markets of Périgueux
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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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Watchtower known as Old Mill
Watchtower known as Old Mill
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Cathedral of Périgueux
Cathedral of Périgueux
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Vesunna - Gallo-Roman museum-site
Vesunna - Gallo-Roman museum-site
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Santiago de Compostela - Périgueux
Santiago de Compostela - Périgueux
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Statue of the Source Périgueux
Statue of the Source Périgueux
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View of Périgueux from the banks of the Isle
View of Périgueux from the banks of the Isle
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Temple of Vesone
Temple of Vesone
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Mataguerre Tower
Mataguerre Tower
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Garden and temple of Vésone
Garden and temple of Vésone
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Dungeon of Barrière Castle
Dungeon of Barrière Castle
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Barrière Castle
Barrière Castle
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Vestige of the ancient wall
Vestige of the ancient wall
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Norman door
Norman door
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Ruins of the bullring
Ruins of the bullring
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Arena Garden
Arena Garden
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An entrance to the arena
An entrance to the arena
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St. Front and Isle Cathedral
St. Front and Isle Cathedral
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Meriller Roundabout
Meriller Roundabout
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Panorama
Panorama
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Alley
Alley
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Alley
Alley
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Alley
Alley
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Alley
Alley
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Alley
Alley
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Fountain
Fountain
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Palace of Justice
Palace of Justice
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Isle Bridge
Isle Bridge
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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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