Discover perigueux, capital of perigord

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The welcoming and surprising city of Perigueux sporting Toscany colours. The gem of the South West of France, in the vanguard of arts and heritage.


Périgueux, a city of art and history

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From the ancient Galllo-Roman city Vesunna to the Medieval city, not to mention the buildings dating from the 18th and 19th century, Perigueux is worth more than 2000 year old of history with 39 monuments listed as historical monuments.

Here there is the Bysantin Saint-Front Cathedral, a major stop over on the Saint James's way which is liste world heritage by UNESCO since 1998.


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Le Saint Pierre

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Périgueux and its 4 museums

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In the heart of the old city of Perigueux there is the Vesunna museum, built by the architect Jean Nouvel, presenting Gallo-Roman vestiges unique in Aquitaine region.

The museum of Perigord presents rich collections of treasures from the past:

  •  Prehistory (the second collection in France)
  •  Gallo-Roman era
  •  Middle age and Renaissance
  •  Fine-arts
  •  Africa 
  •  Oceania

The Military Museum of Perigord possesses an exceptional collection of arms from the middle age to the resistance recounting the history of the French military.

Finally, the new Trompe-l'Oeil Gallery is a great place to discover.


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Le Saint Pierre

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  • 05 53 02 15 60

Périgueux a culinary capital

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In Perigueux, the markets taking place in the heart of the medieval city are very welcoming. Around the cathedral, your senses will be stimulated by a multitude of frangrances, falvours and colours. Discover the Farmer's market and the 'Marché de Gras'.


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Le Saint Pierre

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  • 05 53 02 15 60

Cultural events in Périgueux

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Throughout the year, Perigueux is a not to be missed site when it comes to cultural events in Perigord. In the streets, theatres or museums, cultural events take place and offer delightful moments to the visitors. Discover the Macadam Jazz festival.


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Le Saint Pierre

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Auvézère valley, sightseeing tour

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Places of interest:

  •  Le Change, four little castles surrounding a Romanesque church
  •  Cubjac, a typical village located along the river, well kown for its goat cheeses called 'Cujassous'
  •  Hautefort and its castle: French gardens and English gardens, listed historical monument, first garden of Aquitaine region and one of the most beautiful in France
  •  Excideuil, an ancient fortress dating from the 11th and 16th centuries
  •  Sarliac-sur-l'Isle with its Romanesque church and castle
  •  Antonne and its 'Bories castle': Renaissance castle dating from the 15th and 16th centuries with a gothic style kitchen, a collection of kitchenware. Massive stair cases, cellars and terraces.

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Le Saint Pierre

  • Saint-pierre-de-chignac
  • 05 53 02 15 60
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Au Périgord Noir

  • Hautefort
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08

The region of Périgueux

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Brantôme also called the little Venice by President Poincaré when he visited the place in 1913.

  •  The Brantôme Abbey, the oldest in France
  •  The Hierce castle dating from the 16th century, listed historical monument, park and botanical garden
  •  Bourdeilles and its castel and feudal fortress
  •  Merlande and its Romanesque priory located in the forest, has magnificent capitals in lions shapes
  •  Chancelade and its abbaye-notre-dame abbey churche with frescoes dating from the 14th century and the Saint-Jean chapel dating from the 12th century

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Le Saint Pierre

  • Saint-pierre-de-chignac
  • 05 53 02 15 60
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Hostellerie de l'Auberge de L'Etang Bleu

  • Vieux-mareuil
  • 05 53 60 92 63

Grand-Brassac

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Places of interests:

Grand-Brassac with its amazing scuplted gate is a gem among the fortified churches of the region.

Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien, the land of the stone, in which many quarries are located and constitute the major business activity here. One of the most popular rock climbing site, one can see ancient dwelling digged inside the rock as well as dolmens of Peyre d'Ermale and Peyre Levage.

Numerous foot paths and rambles tracks are to be discover in the surroundings. The White Tower used to be a seigneury with castle and side buildings owned by the Count of Angouleme. Nearby, beautiful houses have been remarkably well preserved.

Finally, Tocane-Saint-Apre and its costume museum called 'La memoire des greniers'.


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Hostellerie de l'Auberge de L'Etang Bleu

  • Vieux-mareuil
  • 05 53 60 92 63
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Le Saint Pierre

  • Saint-pierre-de-chignac
  • 05 53 02 15 60



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