Discover Perigueux

Discover Perigueux

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Périgueux is a municipality of  the region of New-Aquitaine, it is located in the center-east. The capital of the department of the Dordogne, it concentrates a heritage of the Gallo-Roman period, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the White Périgord.


The Vesunna Museum testifies where the word conservation is put forward, according to the development of the ruins by the building built by Jean Novel or the domus of the first century around which the museum is built.

Let us continue to the amphitheater which is part of one of the most spacious remains of Gaul. The interior reveals a green space, that of the Arena garden. Note that the ramparts have metamorphosed into a bastion.

The town is also known as the cultural capital of this part of the Périgord. The Museum of Art and Archeology of Périgord which is composed of a collection of more than 33 000 references is indeed labeled Museum of France.


The military museum of Perigord concentrates the memories of all the Franco-Prussian wars to that of Algeria. Medals, weapons, ammunition and official costumes are on display.

Périgueux is also a pretty old town that is remarkable for its medieval streets. You can admire timber-framed houses. Otherwise, a vestige of rampart gives another tone to the beautiful scenery and its height offers a view of the roofs of the city.

This panorama invites visitors to visit the Byzantine Cathedral, a monument recognized by UNESCO. It has all the elements to the height of such a label with its five cupolas, its plan in Greek and particularly one of the ornaments of the carved decoration of the Basilica of San Marco of Venice.

A walk in this town rich in history is pure happiness because yes, even for pleasure gustative, it is the country of gastronomy. The taste buds also travel with foie gras, pâtés or walnuts among other specialties while enjoying a country atmosphere.



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