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  • 1 St-Front quarter Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place 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..

  • 2 Vesunna, Gallo-Roman site / museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    20 r. du 26e Régiment 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..

  • 3 Cathédrale St-Front Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la Clautre F - 24000 Périgueux

    This vast Byzantine-style basilica resembles St Mark's in Venice, with its Greek cross shape (rare in France) and cupola. It was completed in around 1173. The lovely Romanesque belltower is the only part of the original church that remains. The resto..

  • 4 Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 5 St-Étienne-de-la-Cité church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la Cité F - 24000 Périgueux

    This church, which was built in the 12C but destroyed in 1577 by the Protestants, is famous for the two cupolas remaining from the original church. The first is very archaic and built directly on two thick ceiling joists and two big lateral arches. I..

  • 6 Rue Limogeanne Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Limogeanne F - 24000 Périgueux

    This shopping street used to lead to Porte Limogeanne gateway and is lined with beautiful Renaissance town houses such as Hôtel de Méredieu (no12), Maison Estignard (no5) and Maison Lapeyre (no1). In the centre of the transom over the door of no7, yo..

  • 7 Galerie Daumesnil Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Limogeanne F - 24000 Périgueux

    A series of courtyards and little squares connected by passages with beautiful 15C to 17C façades.

  • 8 Tour of the Cité Roman quarter Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Cité F - 24000 Périgueux

    This is the site of the old Roman city of Vesunna, which later became a modest Cité while the Episcopal town of Puy-Saint-Front flourished with pride. The district had to accept uniting with its powerful rival to form Périgueux. It retains numerous G..

  • 9 Mataguerre tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Bride F - 24000 Périgueux

    This round tower topped with a machicolated parapet dates from the late 15C when it was part of the fortifications that protected Le Puy-Saint-Front. From the top, there is a lovely view over the tiled roofs, the towers of the historic houses, the do..

  • 10 Maison des Dames de la Foi

    Religious buildings

    4-6 Rue des Farges F - 24000 Périgueux

    The mutilated medieval médiévale stands in an old blacksmiths' street. The little belltower on the corner is a reminder of the building's former role as a convent.

  • 11 Rue Aubergerie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 24000 Périgueux

    The Hôtel d'Abzac de la Douze (no16) has a large arch welded to an octagonal tower and a corbelled turret. The Hôtel de Sallegourde at no 8 has a polygonal tower topped with a machicolated parapet walk.

  • 12 Rue St-Roch

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Roch F - 24000 Périgueux

    Note the small loggia with decorative arches and diamond-shaped points at no4.

  • 13 Rue de Sully

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de Sully F - 24000 Périgueux

    A prettily restored street with a half-timbered house.

  • 14 Rue du Calvaire

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Calvaire F - 24000 Périgueux

    The criminals due to be executed in place de la Clautre used to have to walk up the rue du Calvaire first. As you walk along the street, note the beautiful studded door in a Renaissance doorway at no3.

  • 15 Place de la Clautre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de la Clautre F - 24000 Périgueux

    There's a lovely view of Saint-Front cathedral from this square. But make sure you come on a Wednesday or Saturday to see the local market in full swing. The winter truffle and foie gras markets attract crowds of gourmets.

  • 16 Place du Thouin

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Thouin F - 24000 Périgueux

    This square features two bronze cannons made in Périgueux in 1588. They were excavated from place du Coderc on the site of the gun room of the former consulate.

  • 17 Birthplace of Daumesnil

    Museums and art

    7 Rue de la Clarté F - 24000 Périgueux

    General Pierre Daumesnil was born in this house (Maison natale de Daumesnil) on 27 July 1776. He famously said he would only surrender the Château de Vincennes if he was given his leg back (which he had lost during the Battle of Wagram).

  • 18 Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 24000 Périgueux

    The Hôtel de Ville (town hall) occupies the 17C and 18C Hôtel de Lagrange-Chancel. No7 is a beautiful 15C residence with a polygonal staircase tower and machicolations that were added in the 19C to accentuate its Gothic-style appearance.

  • 19 Place du Coderc

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Coderc F - 24000 Périgueux

    Pigs were penned in this square until it became the administrative centre of Puy-Saint-Front. The former consulate (seat of the tribunal) was replaced by the covered market in 1830.

  • 20 Place St Louis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place St-Louis F - 24000 Périgueux

    The "place du marché au gras" (where markets selling fattened duck products are held) features a modern fountain with a bronze sculpture, La Source, by Ramon. To the right, on the corner, is the Maison Tenant, also known as the Maison du Pâ..

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