Périgueux

City southwest, in the Dordogne, Perigueux boasts a rich historical heritage: the city is classified of Art and History and ancient architecture and preserved without trouble attracting visitors. 39 sites are classified historical monuments, including the iconic Byzantine cathedral of Saint-Front, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1998. Nestled in a meander of the Isle, peaceful river, the capital of Perigord regained its former glory. Thanks to a restoration plan and urban planning, Périgueux has one of the largest protected areas of France. The mansions of the Renaissance regained their luster, alleys and squares exude charm, the medieval district of Puy Saint Font pressed around the cathedral with Byzantine cupolas, step on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela. The Roman relics are highlighted and the architect Jean Nouvel built a museum on the site with transparent walls around the well-preserved remains of the Villa Vésone: all evokes the Roman presence, its lifestyle and its refinement. Périgueux, the current name of the city, when du13ème century. He was chosen in memory of four Gallic tribes, Pétrocores (petro = four = corrii clans, tribes) who, in ancient times, had settled here a oppidum, later replaced by the Gallo-Roman city of Vésone. Admittedly Périgueux, this is not n 'anywhere. Stop by example in the city center, this cross street