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Périgueux is a city in the Dordogne department of France.

Vallée de l'Isle River in Périgueux

Get in[edit]

Perigueux is not large enough for an airport, but as with most cities in France, there is an SNCF station from which you can connect to and from the rest of Europe. However, there are no direct train connections with Paris. Therefore, a trip to or from the French capital requires a connection in Limoges. From Paris to Limoges, several direct Intercity trains leave from Paris-Austerlitz station each day. In Limoges, hourly- to two-hourly services are available to Perigueux. The total trip takes around 4 or 5 hours.

Car travel is logical as well, especially if you want to tour the surrounding area at your leisure.

Get around[edit]

Most sights are reachable by foot: main attractions like the Vesunna Museum, Renaissance area, Roman arena, art museum and the Odyssey Theatre are all within a five-minute walk from each other.

There is a bus system that runs through the town and to the outlying areas as well, with stops scattered pretty evenly throughout the town.

Bicycles and motor scooters can be rented from several shops, including MBK near the Office of Tourism. Prices are very reasonable, with bikes running from €10 and scooters €20-30 per day.

There aren't many taxis floating around town to flag. Cabs generally must be called for in advance.


Place Plumancy

There are many caves in the area. Midway between Limoges and Périgueux is Thiviers, a small market town 30 minutes train journey north of Périgueux and claimed to be the capital of foie gras and truffles. It is also the town in which French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre spent his childhood years. The building is now used by a property agent but the square behind has been named after him. The office of tourism in Thiviers has now incorporated a museum de Foie gras in its premises displaying many items showing how foie gras is made, entrance is free.


  • Swim in the swimming pools
  • Go see a movie in the 1 cinema.



There is a market with fresh local produce going on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

  • Au Bien Bon (2 locations).
    • 1 15 Rue des Places.
    • 2 2 Rue Montaigne.


  • 1 Les Toqués, 38 Rue Pierre Semard. Many beers to discover, good humour and concerts galore!



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