Things to see and do - Périgueux
Unmissable tourist sites
Périgueux Travel guide
Périgueux : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Périgueux : Things to see and do
pl. de la Clautre F - 24000 Périgueux
The old crafts- and tradespeople's district is a protected area and has undergone substantial restoration work. Its Renaissance façades, courtyards, staircases, historic houses and workshops have all been renovated and shops have reopened along the p..
20 r. du 26e-Régt-d'Infanterie F - 24000 Périgueux
This museum was designed by architect Jean Nouvel on the site of an elaborate Gallo-Roman house (4,000m2). A model presents the layout of the city of Vesunna in the 2C with the house located near the church and double forum. The original house (1C) w..
22 cours Tourny F - 24000 Périgueux
This museum boasts a major prehistoric collection, such as engraved objects from the Magdalenian period found in the Dordogne and an ethnographic section with objects from everyday life and sculptures from Africa, Oceania and America. Exhibits includ..
33, Rue du Président Wilson F - 24000 PERIGUEUX
The ibis budget (formerly Etap Hotel) is located in the center of Perigueux. Stores, restaurants, markets, museums and monuments are all within walking distance. The tourist office and Mataguerre tower, where the tours of the old town depart, are 437..
37 rue Antoine Gadaud F - 24000 Périgueux
Located a 10-minute walk from the medieval centre in Périgueux, this hotel features a garden with a terrace. The air-conditioned guest rooms include free Wi-Fi access, and the hotel has been recommended by several guidebooks. An LCD TV and a minibar..
8, boulevard Georges Saumande F - 24000 PERIGUEUX
The ibis Périgueux hotel is located in the heart of the medieval city, on the bank of the river Isle, a short walk from the cathedral of Saint-Front. 5 min on foot from the centre, its shops and pedestrian area, it has 89 air-conditioned rooms availa..
5-7 r. de la Vertu F - 24000 Périgueux
Two monumental fireplaces, contemporary works of art, a terrace under the lime trees... a pleasant restaurant with a menu that combines exotic flavours and local specialities.
3 r. Denfert-Rochereau F - 24000 Périgueux
Fresh produce is used to create appetising regional dishes, homemade pâtés, terrines and cous farcis. This Taula ("table" in the local patois) is not to be missed.
7 pl. du 8-mai-1945 F - 24000 Périgueux
Nicolas Lamstaes signs his name on these sober and elegant premises, and even more so on the food. An alumnus of the Ducasse school (Louis XV, Rech, Benoit, Plaza Athénée), he reveals knowledge and expertise. Elegant without seeking complexity, the d..
2 r. Montaigne F - 24000 Périgueux
Finding an izakaya (a traditional Japanese brasserie) in Périgueux is a pleasant surprise in itself. Forget the ubiquitous sushi. Like Tokyo's famous 'salarymen', diners tuck into sliced pork cooked in broth, tebasaki chicken wings, and chicken marin..
1 r. du Conseil F - 24000 Périgueux
This sweet old house in the heart of Périgueux is a charming backdrop for assuredly epicurean cuisine. This is created by a young chef by the name of Gilles Labbé. It is evident that work goes into the precisely cooked dishes with inspiration from ve..
67 cours St-Georges F - 24000 Périgueux
More than just a 'parfum', rather an avalanche of aromas and flavours! Sébastien Riou and Katell Kergadallan did not hang about to start exercising their skills, forged in some renowned establishments. Closely tied to the Périgord terroir their dishe..
8 r. de la Clarté F - 24000 Périgueux
Come to L'Essentiel and get down to essentials! In this family-run restaurant neighbouring the cathedral, the product is king... and the chef his faithful servant. A mix of tasty ingredients and delicate preparation makes for an explosion of flavours..
2 r. de la Nation F - 24000 Périgueux
Choose between a rustic room (beams, stonework) and a 16C vaulted cellar. The chef gives delicious local and regional classics a fresh spin.
7 r. des Farges F - 24000 Périgueux
After the success of St-Émilion, the chef decided to open this restaurant located in the old town of Périgueux! Market-fresh ingredients go into dishes that are brimming with flavour and the menu gives pride of place to seafood. All for prices that w..