Périgueux in a Minute

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

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Périgueux is located in the Dordogne region of southwestern France. Its landmark is the cathedral St.-Front with its domes and turrets.

The Gallo-Roman Museum of Vesunna contains an excavated Roman house with the remains of baths and murals.

Périgueux is primarily an administrative and service centre for the Dordogne region.

St. Front Cathedral with its ground plan of a Greek cross is the model for Sacré-Coeur in Paris.

St. Front dates back to the 12th century and underwent numerous changes until its present Roman-Byzantine architechture.

All the main attractions of Périgueux easily can be found during a stroll through the town centre. Especially in the small alleys there are interesting small shops and handicraft businesses.