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20 September 2021  |  Tourism

Visit Périgueux, the capital of the Dordogne

Visit Périgueux, the capital of the Dordogne



Saint Front cathedral; built in the 4th and 5th century, it was first a church, then an abbey to finally become a cathedral in the 16th century. It was restored in the 19th century by the architect Paul Abadie. The cathedral is recognisable with its five domes. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1840 and has been a World Heritage Site since 1998.

Vesunna museum; architecture by Jean Nouvel, the Vesunna site-museum presents the Roman origins of Périgueux on the remains of a large Gallo-Roman residence, the domus of Vésone. Exceptional archaeological collections tell about the ancient city and the lifestyles of its inhabitants, the Pétrucores.

Greenway of the Berges de l'Isle; the greenway has received a European Greenway Prize. It is accessible for pedestrians, bicycles, rollerblades, wheelchairs. It crosses the entire agglomeration of Périgueux from Trélissac to Marsac-sur-l'Isle. Nice little walk !

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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