Perigueux tourism and travel guide

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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

Perigueux is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

Attractions in Perigueux

The cathedral in Perigueux combines roman and byzantine elements to create a most unusual - and impressive - building: Perigueux cathedral

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!

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Perigueux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Astier at 15 km and Le Bouquet at 18 km.

Perigueux, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Perigueux cathedral

Perigueux cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction east)

The cathedral in Perigueux combines roman and byzantine elements to create a...

See Perigueux cathedral guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

Saint Astier is a small town in the Dordogne with an attractive...

See Saint-Astier guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 18 km (direction north-east)

The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing 50 different gardens...

See Le Bouquet guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for its truffles and...

See Sorges guide
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at 19 km (direction north-west)

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared with...

See Bourdeilles guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 19 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in the beautiful...

See Brantome Abbey guide
Neuvic sur l'Isle

Neuvic sur l'Isle

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Neuvic is a small town with a chateau, the Chateau de Neuvic...

See Neuvic sur l'Isle guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

North of Bergerac, Villamblard is a pleasant town to discover and surrounded...

See Villamblard guide
Grotte de Rouffignac

Grotte de Rouffignac

Cave at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The Grotte de Rouffignac contains engravings and drawings of more than 100...

See Grotte de Rouffignac guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with a nice church...

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

Issac is a pretty village with a 15th century tower and a...

See Issac guide

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Markets in and near Perigueux

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

  • 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 near Perigueux, France

What to do at Perigueux? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Perigueux.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (39km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Perigueux is in the south-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Dordogne department (general information: Perigueux is 427 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Perigueux

Canton: Périgueux

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-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

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 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Atur, Boulazac, Champcevinel, Chancelade, Coulounieix-Chamiers, Marsac-sur-l'Isle and Trelissac.

This page in French: Visiter Perigueux


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