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City:Perigueux

Fête du Cheval (Horse Festival)

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The festival takes place in Saltgourde in the outskirts of Perigueux
Dates: August 19th and 20th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.cavaliersmeneursdelavallee.fr
eyecandyAddress:Saltgourde, Perigueux
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River Jousting

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Starting from 9 pm, nautical jousting in front of the Abbaye de Brantôme.
Dates: July 28th 2017, August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 2017
freebie
eyecandyWeb Site:perigord-dronne-belle.fr
eyecandyAddress:Brantôme, Dordogne
eyecandyPhone:+33 6 31 59 66 38

Medieval Days at Bourdeilles Castle

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Medieval combat art, knights etc.
Dates: August 12th and 13th and September 9th and 10th 2017 (starting at 2pm)
eyecandyWeb Site:perigord-dronne-belle.fr
eyecandyAddress:24310 Bourdeilles, Dordogne
eyecandyPhone:+33 5 53 03 73 36

Brantome - Boat Circuit

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Brantome, called the Venice of Perigord, is situated some 24km (15.5 mi) north of Periguéux.
The "Jean Maffioletti II" offers short -45 to 50 minutes - cruises on the Dronne River. It is a unique opportunity to admire Brantome from the water.
From April 1st to October 15th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:bateaumaffioletti.free.fr
eyecandyAddress:PONT COUDÉ, Brantome
eyecandyPhone:+33(0)5 53 04 74 71

Hot Air Baloons Meet

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Hot air balloons meet on the territory of the Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac village some 15km (9mi) southeast of Perigueux.
August 26th 2017
freebie
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-perigueux.fr
eyecandyAddress:Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac, Dordogne
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"Les Nuits Gourmandes"

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"Les Nuits Gourmandes" event takes place each Wednesday starting on July 12th until August 23rd 2017.
Starting at 7pm and until midnight the center of Périgueux becomes a pedestian area animated by street music, nightly markets, street food etc.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-perigueux.fr
eyecandyAddress:Perigueux
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Knife Festival in Nontron

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Well known for its cutlery, the oldest in France, the town of Nontron celebrates its most important product with a festival.
Animation include exhibition of famous Nontron and Laquiole knives, knives fabrication process presentation, knives throwing competition etc.
Dates: August 5th and 6th 2017
freebie
eyecandyWeb Site:lafeteducouteau.jimdo.com
eyecandyAddress:Nontron, Dordogne - some 47km (29mi) north of Perigueux
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Summer Truffle Night Market at Sorges

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The truffle night market takes place in Sorges on the 7th of July and the 4th of August 2017. Musical animations and traditional "Tagliatelles aux truffes d'été" dinner. The event starts at 6:00pm.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.sorges-perigord.com/?les-animations,35
eyecandyAddress:Sorges, Dordogne
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Foie Gras Museum at Thiviers

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The town of Thiviers, 33km north of Périgueux, is considered the foie gras capital of Périgord.
The museum allows you to discover all facets of the foie gras from production to tasting, its history, tips for enjoying it.
eyecandyWeb Site:maisondufoiegras.jimdo.com/
eyecandyAddress:8, Place du Maréchal Foch
24800 Thiviers
eyecandyPhone:+33 (0)5 53 55 12 50

Medieval Festival at Château Barrière

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Free entertainment: craft stalls: calligrapher, blacksmith, handmade, reative workshops for children, musical animation by the ensemble Pastourel and medieval fights.
August 7th 2017 from 10:30 &m to 7pm
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/actualites/journee-medievale
eyecandyAddress:Château Barrière, Perigueux
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La Truffière des Mérigots

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Visit a truffle producing farm.
The tour begins with a video projection and then continues with a walk through the truffle before ending with a tasting of truffle butter toast with a drink.
Visits ONLY by appointment.
Open in June and September: Wednesdays and Saturdays and in July and August Tuesdays and Fridays.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.truffes-noires-du-perigord.fr
eyecandyAddress:Les Mérigots, 24210 Gabillou
eyecandyPhone:06 64 17 71 11