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News: No excuses to miss Périgueux!

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Take the time to make a détour through Périgueux....

Meander around its pedestrian side streets packed with ornated facades, seeking for that Renaissance staircase hidden in a mansion house. Discover the Byzantine-style Saint Front cathedral, the Vésone tower, a remainder of the old Roman city.

Travel back in time, starting from the new Roman museum Vésunna designed by the famous French architect Jean Nouvel, the old Renaissance city, the Périgord museum or ou le Military Museum.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, immerse yourselves into the exuberant fragrances and buzz of the traditional farmers markets... Seasons still rythm live and available products: fresh foie-gras and truffles in winter, ceps in Autumn, local strawberries and many fruits in Summer. Pause for a drink at a the terrasse of a bistro or dine al fresco of local specialties and wines in the medieval city.

Finish your evening at the new film theater Cap’cinema or the plays and concerts featured all year long.

Périgueux is also well known for the International Mime Festival Mimos, its numerous street plays in Summer.

Links:
- Article in French on l’Internaute (Mars 2006) with a slide-show
- Wikipedia article