Top ChoiceMuseum in Périgueux

Musée Gallo-Romain Vesunna

Part of the park that contains the Tour de Vésone, this sleek museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel encompasses a 1st-century Roman domus (townhouse) uncovered in 1959. Light floods in through the...

Top ChoiceGastronomy in Périgueux


At Michelin-starred L’Essentiel, it feels like you're dining inside an aristocratic friend’s living room, with floral wallpaper and orange velour chairs providing a suitably posh setting for Périgueux’ top...

Top ChoiceBistro in Périgueux

Bistro La Verrière

This glass-encased bistro attached to a grand château creates refined seasonal cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by verdant gardens. A high-end gastronomic restaurant, L'Oison, opens at the château for...

Top ChoiceBrasserie in Périgueux

Café de la Place

You simply couldn’t hope to find a more lively Gallic spot. Cutlery clatters beneath classic brasserie trappings – spinning fans, shiny brass fittings, burnished wooden bar – and there’s nowhere better in town...

Top ChoiceMarket in Périgueux

Wednesday & Saturday Market

Périgueux’ wonderful street markets explode into action on Wednesday and Saturday, taking over place du Coderc, place de la Clautre and place de l'Ancienne Hôtel de Ville. All sorts of gourmandise are available.

Top ChoiceCathedral in Périgueux

Cathédrale St-Front

Cathédrale St-Front

Périgueux’ most distinctive landmark is most notable for its five creamy Byzantine tower-topped domes (inspired by either St Mark’s Basilica in Venice or the church of the Holy Apostles of Constantinople,...

Area in Périgueux

St-Front Quarter

North of the cathedral is this fabulous tangle of cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses. The best examples are along rue du Plantier, rue de la Sagesse, rue de la Miséricorde and rue Aubergerie; many are...

Ruins in Périgueux

Roman Amphitheatre

The ruins of the city’s amphitheatre, designed to hold more than 20,000 baying spectators, was one of the largest such structures in Gaul. Today the tops of the arches have been revealed and embrace a peaceful...

Gastronomy in Périgueux

Le Clos St-Front

Inside a 16th-century hôtel particulier, Patrick Feuga applies a creative approach to traditional Périgordine ingredients, with a seasonal menu that changes every month and a half. The tree-shaded garden is a...

Deli in Périgueux

Pierrot Gourmet

This lovely deli serves regional dishes canteen-style in the buzzy dining room, or boxed up to go for the perfect gourmet picnic. Specialities include cep (a type of mushroom) flans, duck parmentier, Périgueux...

Ruins in Périgueux

Tour de Vésone

This 24.5m-high cella (inner shrine) is the last remaining section of a massive 2nd-century Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to the local goddess Vesunna.

Food & Drinks in Périgueux

La Cour des Vins

This fab caviste (wine merchant) has bottles stacked everywhere, hitting all price points from €5 to €300. Sample the wares at the in-store bar.

French in Périgueux

La Ferme St-Louis

Specialises in local products such as duck foie gras. Dine in the intimate stone room with the tinkle of glasses, or under plane trees on the square.

Cafe in Périgueux

Au Phil des Saisons

Create your own salads, grab a thick slice of quiche or juice up at this colourful pay-at-the-counter cafe. Continuous service.

Teahouse in Périgueux


Time for a lemon-and-sugar crêpe break? This cosy spot serves nearly 50 varieties of tea alongside sweet and savory snacks.

Bistro in Périgueux

Le Troquet

Locals in the know reserve ahead at this shoebox-small alleyway bistro great for authentic market cuisine.

Market in Périgueux

Marchés au Gras

Browse local winter delicacies, such as truffles (December to February), wild mushrooms and foie gras.

Historic Building in Périgueux

Galerie Daumesnil

Galerie Daumesnil is a series of linked courtyards within 15th- to 17th-century townhouses.