Things to do in Périgueux

New to Périgueux? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Périgueux

If you're in Périgueux to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Périgueux Cathedral

⭐️ 4.5 (3027)

The Thoth Park

⭐️ 3.4 (2885)

Lascaux II

⭐️ 4.5 (2697)

Commarque Castle

⭐️ 4.6 (2206)

Grotte du Grand Roc

⭐️ 4.5 (1837)

VESUNNA, Gallo-Roman Museum

⭐️ 4.6 (1654)

Grottes de Maxange

⭐️ 4.5 (1589)

Rouffignac Cave

⭐️ 4.5 (1423)

Le Moulin de la Rouzique

⭐️ 4.6 (659)

Tour de Vésone

⭐️ 4.4 (414)

Labyrinthe préhistorique

⭐️ 3.8 (396)

The top affordable restaurants in Périgueux

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Périgueux city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

La Péniche

⭐️ 4.1 (1617)

Price Range: $$

Chez Fred

⭐️ 4.6 (879)

Price Range: $$

La Pataterie Perigueux

⭐️ 4.3 (845)

Price Range: $$

La Taula Cuisine du terroir maison

⭐️ 4.2 (743)

Price Range: $$

Le Saint Louis

⭐️ 4.5 (602)

Price Range: $$

Hercule Poireau

⭐️ 4.7 (559)

Price Range: $$

Le Seizieme

⭐️ 4.5 (480)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (455)

Price Range: $$

Jaune Poussin

⭐️ 4.4 (417)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.5 (380)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant L'Atelier

⭐️ 4.7 (376)

Price Range: $$

End your night in some of the best bars in Périgueux

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Périgueux, curated exclusively for you.

Watson's Pub

⭐️ 4.3 (2022)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Cantina

⭐️ 4 (382)

Price Range: $$

Le Graal

⭐️ 4.6 (217)

Price Range: $$

The Silver Owl

⭐️ 4.8 (177)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.5 (166)

Au Petit Nice

⭐️ 4.1 (140)

Price Range: $$

Le Cosy Bar

⭐️ 4.1 (124)

Price Range: $$

Au Pont De La Cité

⭐️ 4.5 (105)

La Clarté du Vin - bar à vin

⭐️ 4.8 (100)

L’ ArtScène Bar

⭐️ 4.5 (95)

Price Range: $

Le Celtic

⭐️ 4.4 (81)

Price Range: $

Pick from the best places to stay in Périgueux

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Périgueux you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Périgueux

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Périgueux.

Black Périgord Canoe Experience

Dordogne Valley Canoe Tour

Monbazillac Experience

Electric Scooter Ride in Périgord Pourpre

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Périgueux?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le Clos Saint Front

⭐️ 4.5 (516)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (220)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Stroll among the historic monuments in Périgueux’s old town, including the Clock Tower and Vésone Tower, both of which date back to the 12th century.
  2. Visit the Cathedral of Saint-Front to admire its grand Gothic architecture and imposing front façade.
  3. Explore the National Museum of prehistory and art, featuring a variety of artifacts ranging from prehistoric sculptures to contemporary artwork.

Perigueux is an ideal destination for those looking for some sun all year round. The warm weather and the range of cultural attractions make it the perfect place for all types of holidays. The best time to visit is during the months of spring and autumn, as temperatures remain mild yet there is plenty of sun.

Spending two to three days in Perigueux is ideal for exploring the main attractions and activities offered by the city. Take a stroll around historic markets and eateries, enjoy a visit to its picturesque castle and admire the views from St Stephen’s Cathedral. Dining at the numerous restaurants and trying local cuisine are also essential experiences to have here.

Getting around Perigueux is easy and convenient. A public bus service covers most of the city, as well as a network of bike paths for those who prefer a more active form of transport. Additionally, shared taxi services are a great way to get around, and in some areas, you can easily hail a traditional taxi from the street.

Visiting Perigueux with kids is a great way to spend quality time together. Families can start by discovering the captivating city center with its beautiful monuments, lush parks and world-renowned museums. Another must-do activity is the Saturday food market where kids can sample the delicious local food and browse the unique stalls. Kids can also explore further afield at the Perigueux Zoo and Wildlife Park, where they can learn about the different animals, watch interesting animal shows and admire the breathtaking nature.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Périgueux. To start off we'd have to mention The Silver Owl, L’ ArtScène Bar, Watson's Pub. Check out our page on the best bars in Périgueux.

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