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Périgueux was founded around 0 AD on a hill shaped by the curving River Isle. Its population of 35,000 have a reputation for their friendly natures and cheerfulness. You'd probably be the same too if you woke up to such a fantastic setting each morning! A lot of work has been invested by the city council into restoring the Mediaeval and Renaissance quarter, Puy St-Front, with its distinct white limestone buildings.

A market town

The town was originally inhabited by a Gaulish tribe called Petrocorri. It was the Romans, however, who claim the credit for developing the town into the department's prosperous capital. Today it is still a major market town, although many people choose it as a more relaxing alternative to Toulouse. The market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains. The local specialties are truffles and pies.

An extraordinary collection

The Roman part of the town is known as La Cite. Within this area you will find the Musee du Perigord with its extensive display of local findings. There are a number of fantastic frescoes, mosaics and jewellery items on display but it's most impressive possessions are the alter dating from 2 BC and the three skeletons, which are ranked among the oldest ever found.

A towering cathedral

Périgueux is the proud owner of the largest cathedral in southwestern France. The Romanesque Cathedrale St-Front was only completed in the 19th Century when the architect Paul Abadie oversaw the restoration and embellishment of the building.

The shopping quarter

Around the cathedral you will find a number of winding lanes from the 15th and 16th Centuries. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will find where the locals have been doing most of their shopping since the Middle Ages.

Perigueux property prices

The Dordogne department has always had a reputation for international buyers. Périgueux is very popular but is not located in the overcrowded and most in-demand southern area. Property prices within the town are still fairly expensive.

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Périgueux AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Périgueux?

Périgueux is located in the north of the department of Dordogne in Aquitaine.

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Population: 35,000

Access: The nearest airport with a direct flight from the UK is Limoges.

Economy: The economy in Périgueux is centred entirely on tourism as the town makes great use of its Roman history to attract visitors.

Interesting fact: The town has in its collection three of the oldest skeletons ever discovered.


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