Living + Teaching in Périgueux, France

Population: 29,080
Département: Dordogne

Typical French Life | Slow | Foie Gras


 Marché à Périgueux | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Marché à Périgueux | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Les Coupoles
7 rue de la Clarté

Watson's Pub
17 rue Saint-Front

Un Parfum de Gourmandise
67 Cours Saint-Georges

Au Bassin
2 rue Henri Murger

Taraval Café
Place de la Cité

La Suite
89 Route de l'Évêque
Marsac-sur-Isle

Watson's Pub
17 rue Saint-Front

Taraval Café
4 Place de la Cité

Café de la Place
7 Place du Marché au Bois

Irish Factory
Place Franchevill

Au Bassin
rue Henri Murger


 


Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


atson's Pub
17 rue Saint-Front

Café de la Place
7 Place du Marché au Bois

Au Bassin
2 rue Henri Murger

araval Café
4 Place de la Cité

 


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Vesunna
Gallo-Roman Museum
20 rue 26ème Régiment d'Infanterie

Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord
22 Cours Tourny

  • Cathédrale Saint-Front
  • Spend an afternoon strolling through nearby Brantôme
  • Take a day- or weekend-trip to Sarlat and Les Eyzies
  • Sample local wines, cheeses, and fois gras

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


Brantôme
Sarlat

Les Eyzies
 

Lascaux
Bordeaux
Beynac


Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities


 
  • Hiking
  • Aquacap swimming facility
  • Exploring surrounding villages
  • Along the river
  • Through the main town center

Worst Things About Périgueux

Best Things About Périgueux


 
  •  The calmness + tranquility of the town
  • Can be a bit too calm sometimes
  • Might be necessary to have a car to go anywhere

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants


  • Dordogne is known for being one of most well-known gastronomic centers in France - take advantage of the local specialties (like fois gras!)
  • Dordogne is known as the region of 1,001 castles - go explore! Use trains or Blablacar and spend your days off visiting them!

 
 Cathédrale Saint Front, Périgueux | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Cathédrale Saint Front, Périgueux | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france


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