Porte Normande

This gateway is one of a few remaining traces of the elliptical surrounding wall built in the 3C. Its name comes from the role it is said to have played defending the town from the Vikings ("Normans" in French) when they sailed up the Isle river in the 9C.

Useful information

Address:

rue de Turenne, 24000 Périgueux

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