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Perigueux Office de tourisme
26 place Francheville, Tour Mataguerre24000

Tel:+33 (0)5 53 53 10 63
Fax:+33 (0)5 53 09 02 50

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Perigueux is the capital of the Dordogne and serves as a great base for exploring the surrounding area.  The medieval part of the town comes alive on Wednesdays and Saturdays when local artisans display their first-class produce including assorted cured meats, truffles, foie-gras and pies or 'pates de Perigueux'.

La Cité, once a pivotal Gallo-Roman site of Vesunna, is also worth a foray.  Although this is largely a residential area you'll still see vestiges of the Roman amphitheatre, a temple and the 12th century Eglise St-Etienne.  

If you walk up the hill from La Cité you'll come to Cathedrale St-Front which proved to be a trial run for architect Abadie who later went onto design the Sacré-Coeur in Paris.  Medieval and Renaissance architecture also includes the Maison Estignard, no 3 rue Limogeanne and the Maison du Patisser at place St-Louis.

What to See - Perigueux Attractions

Lascaux II
2km SE of Montignac at end of D704E,
replica of the original prehistoric cave with some of the most fascinating prehistoric engravings in the world
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 51 95 03

Dhagpo Kagyu-Ling
Le Moustier on D706, 24200
day & weekend courses in Buddhist philosopy & meditation in English
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 50 70 75

Grotte de Rouffignac
15km north of Les Eyzies,
largest cave in the area with 250 engravings of prehistoric times
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 92 70

Abri du Cap Blanc
8km east of Les Eyzies on D48,
paintings & figures of horses, bison & reindeer that are over 14,000yrs old
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Nov | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 59 21 74

Losse in Vezere valley
5km SW of Montignac, 24200
château with fine 16th-17th century tapestries
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 50 80 08

Cinemas CGR
19 blvd Michel Montaigne, 24000
show films in the original version
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 09 40 99

Bertric Buree
35km, NW of Perigueux, 24000
village which hosts snail festival on 1st Monday in May
| Tel: +33 (0)5 53 91 94 96

Jumilhac-le-Grand
50km NE of Perigueux, 24000
fairy-tale style 15th-17th century chateau
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 52 42 97

Hautefort
40km E of Perigueux, 24000
neoclassical château with English style gardens and French flower terraces more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Late Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 50 51 23

Puyguilhem
Nr Villars, 24000
Renaissance Château, 30km N of Perigueux more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Open daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 54 82 18

Musee du Perigord
22 Cours Tourny, 24000
one of France's most complete pre-history museums
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 40 70