Périgueux in the heart of Perigord is a welcoming city that does not cease to amaze you. Gem of the Southwest at the forefront of arts and heritage ... A land of traditions and gastronomy, renowned for its relaxed lifestyle ...
CAPITAL OF ART AND HISTORY
Outstanding architectural ensemble in the Dordogne.
From the former Gallo-Roman Vesunna site to the medieval city - Renaissance, not forgetting the large sets of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Périgueux offers more than 2000 years of history with 39 registered or listed buildings "Historical Monuments".
In one of the largest protected areas of France, Byzantine cathedral Saint - Front, a major step on the road of St. Jacques de Compostele belongs to the World Heritage of UNESCO since 1998.
Périgueux, the City of the 4 Museums
Reflections and memory of the history of Périgord and of humanity, Perigueux museums rely on the magic of prehistory, military glory and the prestigious Gallo-Roman period. In the heart of the ancient city of Perigueux, the Vesunna Museum designed by international architect Jean Nouvel, shows unique Roman relics in Aquitaine.
The Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Périgord offers valuable collections of treasures from the past : Prehistory (second collection in France), Gallo-Roman, medieval and Renaissance arts, not to forget mention Africa and Oceania.
An exceptional collection of weapons from the Middle Ages to the French military resistance traces the history of the region, in the heart of the Perigord Military Museum.
The Museum of painted decoration is a journey into the imagination. Initiation courses and educational workshops.
In the evocation of PERIGUEUX, the famous sauce, truffles and Foie Gras come to mind !
It is true that we have already talked a lot about the Périgord gastronomy but not told everything !
In Périgueux, markets at the heart of the medieval city - renaissance, one of the largest in France, have a warmth that one can only find in rare special places.
On several places around the Cathedral, all your senses will be awakened with the various markets of Périgueux : bouquets scents, colors and flavors of an authentic and unusual Périgord !
Farmers market : every day from 8 am to 1 pm Place of Coderc.
Major markets : Wed. and Satur. Place of Coderc, the Clautre and former City hall (farmer's market from 8 am to 1 pm).
Fatty markets : An initiatory step on gourmet trails.
Fatty markets are held every year from November to March, every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm on the Place Saint-Louis, in the heart of the medieval city - Renaissance.
Throughout the year, Périgueux is the place of cultural events in Périgord.
Many facilities : scenery halls, theater, cultural centers, libraries, conservatory and art galleries hosting prestigious concerts, ballets and thematic exhibitions ...