Dordogne
Périgueux
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Périgueux The Essential
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The ancient city with its Gallo-Roman villa crowned by a glass roof by Jean Nouvel stands on one side of the town, with the medieval and Renaissance district on the other, including the Cathédrale St-Front, with Byzantine cupolas by Paul Abadie. The modern Place de Francheville, with a garden and cinema complex, lies between the two. These two districts join up and follow a "green" path (voie verte) running along the River Isle, providing pleasant walks and different views of the town.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Périgueux
Vesunna, Gallo-Roman site / museum
Vesunna, Gallo-Roman site / museum
This museum was designed by architect
120 minutes
Cathédrale St-Front
Cathédrale St-Front
This vast Byzantine-style basilica
30 minutes
St-Front quarter
St-Front quarter
The old crafts- and tradespeople's
90 minutes
Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord
Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord
This museum boasts a major prehistoric
90 minutes
Rue Limogeanne
Rue Limogeanne
This shopping street used to lead to
15 minutes
Tour of the Cité Roman quarter
Tour of the Cité Roman quarter
This is the site of the old Roman city
60 minutes