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Perigueux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Perigueux: highlights and tourist information

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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

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 department and 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 kilometres from Paris).

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!

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Astier at 15 km and Le Bouquet at 18 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 of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Perigueux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below 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;

  • 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

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

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 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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