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Perigueux

Department:Dordogne
Region:
Number of Listed Historic Monuments:44
Perigueux's Tourist Office Web Site

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Bergerac Old Town Perigueux tourist site Hautefort Castle and Gardens Perigueux tourist site Jumilhac Castle Perigueux tourist site Brantôme Abbey Perigueux tourist site Bourdeilles Castle Perigueux tourist site Périgueux Old Town Perigueux tourist site Saint Front Cathedral Perigueux tourist site ...

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Perigueuxthings to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"Les Nuits Gourmandes" Perigueux activities "Thursdays at the Museum" - Lunch Time Visit of Périgueux Museum Perigueux activities Brantome - Boat Circuit Perigueux activities Fête du Cheval (Horse Festival) Perigueux activities Foie Gras Museum at Thiviers Perigueux activities Hot Air Balloon Rides Perigueux activities Hot Air Baloons Meet Perigueux activities Knife Festival in Nontron Perigueux activities La Truffière des Mérigots Perigueux activities Medieval Days at Bourdeilles Castle Perigueux activities Medieval Festival at Château Barrière Perigueux activities River Jousting Perigueux activities Summer Truffle Night Market at Sorges Perigueux activities Truffle Festival in Sorges Perigueux activities Truffle Market at Sorges Perigueux activities ...

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Perigueux short historyPerigueux's Short History

Périgueux - the "Prefecture" of the Dordogne department (population just under 30,000) lays on the site of the former Civitas Petrocoriorum, a flourishing Roman city - whose vestiges are still very visible - built during the Roman occupation of Aquitaine in the first centuries AD.
Périgueux is also the capital of the region known as "Périgord blanc" (white Périgord).
As Christian religion spread in this region a monastery and a church were built on the hill (called le puy Saint Front) - next to the roman city - a hill where Saint Front was buried.
In the 12th and 13th centuries the old...

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Perigueux weather patternPerigueux Weather Pattern

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