Perigueux is located in the Perigord region of central France, an area associated with foie gras, mushrooms, and truffles. The town itself represents several periods of French history with buildings from Roman, medieval, Renaissance, and more modern times. (2007)
The start of medieval Perigueux is found on the banks of the Isle river in the area known as Puy St. Front. At its heart is the unique multi-domed cathedral that overlooks the area.
Examples of Renaissance and Enlightenment architecture can be found in the city as well such as at Place Plumancy >>
<< The medieval section of Perigueux is well-preserved and full of small stone streets like Rue Limogeanne. Throughout the old town are old market squares where regional Perigord products are still sold.
Like much of the region, Perigueux has ruins from when it was part of the Roman empire like the walls of the old arena (a park today) and the remains of the Temple of Vesunna
The history of all these things can be found in the Musee du Perigord