Perigueux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Perigueux in Dordogne

Visit Perigueux: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has an imposing byzantine cathedral and an extensive medieval old town to explore

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Perigueux. For detailed visitor information see the Perigueux travel guide

Perigueux is situated in the Dordogne, Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Dordogne department. (General information: Perigueux is 427 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Perigueux include "town of art and history", "secteur sauvegarde" and "ville fleurie 4*". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Perigueux is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Brantome at 21 km and Villamblard at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Perigueux, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Perigueux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Perigueux

Markets in and near Perigueux

Market days in Perigueux: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Saturday all day;

Local markets

  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Astier: market Thursday (16km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Vergt: market Friday (17km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (19km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (21km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)

More information about Perigueux, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions to visit near Perigueux, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Perigueux and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (0km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (5km) [Map]
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (6km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (21km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (26km) [Map]
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (30km) [Map]
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (31km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (33km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (35km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (35km) [Map]
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (38km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (44km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (51km) [Map]
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (57km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Montréal (28km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (35km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Losse (36km) [Map]
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (40km) [Map]
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (45km) [Map]
  • Jardin de Conty (49km) [Map]
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (53km) [Map]
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (56km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (58km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (36km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Perigueux

Canton: Périgueux

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

Postcode: 24000

Distance to Perigueux

from Perigueux (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 427 km

from Calais: 647 km

from Nice: 545 km

from Bordeaux: 109 km

from Strasbourg: 654 km

Getting here

Perigueux is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Perigueux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found 7 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Perigueux): Atur, Boulazac, Champcevinel, Chancelade, Coulounieix-Chamiers, Marsac-sur-l'Isle and Trelissac.

This page in French: Visitez Perigueux