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Destination guide

Can Périgueux tempt you?

All the lifeblood of the Dordogne flows through Périgueux. It's the epicentre of the region, and bustles with cafe-goers and restaurant hunters in the summer months, many just stopping over en route to the surrounding hill towns and country villas and enthralling cave attractions. Others linger longer, book themselves a Périgueux holiday rental and delve into the layer cake of Roman and Gallic history that infuses the cathedrals and museums. With everything from charming gites in the hills to stylish apartments in the heritage-rich La Cite district, perhaps you'll be tempted, too.

Things to do

Ancient, historical Périgueux

Seek out Périgueux holiday rentals that will put you within striking distance of La Cite, the oldest part of the city. That's where the Gallic tribes and Romans first laid their fortifications, 1000s of years ago, and where you'll discover some of the top attractions. The Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum is a must. It looks to Périgueux's ancient past, giving patrons the chance to wander an uncovered Roman town awash with mosaics and decorative art. There are adjoining exhibits that tell tales of the Gallic peoples and their wars, along with oodles of relics dating back millennia.

Activities

The slow rhythms of Périgueux

Périgueux is fine place to get in with the rhythm – the slow rhythm – of Dordogne life. A city it may be, but the pursuits can be defiantly languid. A long coffee-drinking session in a street-side cafe? That's virtually compulsory. A game of boules with a local? If you dare. Simply walking through the tight-knit lanes of the central part of town can reveal everything from patisseries to wine bars to gift shops, while the Saturday morning market offers the chance to go rural, meet the growers and taste your way through delectable French cheeses, fruits and olives.

Weather

Pinpointing your season in Périgueux

Périgueux enjoys the usual French routine of 4 distinct seasons, each imbuing the town with a different sort of charm. There's summer – the most popular time to seek out Périgueux holiday rentals – between June and August. It's warm, with temperatures regularly in the 20s, and plenty of sunshine. There's autumn, in September and October, when the surrounding valleys of the Dordogne turn brown and wine festivals take place. There's winter, often cold, sometimes snowy. There's spring, in April and May, perfect for hikers and those who want to dodge the crowds.

Natural features

Périgueux – a river runs through it

Périgueux, the hub of the Dordogne region, is cut-through by the narrow Isle River. That 255-kilometre-long waterway eventually reaches the Dordogne down in Libourne, but up here it weaves and snakes in lonely fashion through landscapes of green pastures and farm fields, sometimes dipping into valleys of oak woods and beeches, sometimes offering deep caves like the Grotte de Tourtoirac to explore. The real wilderness resides to the north, where the Perigord Limousin Natural Regional Park is trodden by badgers and otters and foxes.

How to get there

Transport to and around Perigueux

Fly into Perigueux (PGX), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Bergerac (EGC-Bergerac - Perigord - Dordogne), which is 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Périgueux Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Périgueux?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 255 holiday lettings around Périgueux. From 10 cottages to 136 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Périgueux?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Périgueux. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Perigueux Cathedral: 990 holiday lettings
  • Hôtel d’Abzac de Ladouze: 986 holiday lettings
  • Musee de l'Armee: 987 holiday lettings
  • Musee Du Perigord: 977 holiday lettings
  • Jardin des Arenes: 972 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Périgueux listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Périgueux?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 10 Cottages in Périgueux. Our other popular types of Périgueux holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 136 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Périgueux?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 134 holiday homes with pool available in Périgueux. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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