Perigueux is in the department of the Dordogne which has a population of 388,293 covering an area of 9,060 km². Situated within the region of Aquitaine, the region has a population of 2,908,359 covering an area of 41,308 km²
The capital of the Region is Bordeaux, Perigueux has a local population of 29,273
There are 6 Car Hire locations near Perigueux including; Bergerac, Bergerac Airport, Bergerac Rail Station, Perigueux, Perigueux Airport, Sarlat La Caneda,
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Périgueux is a town located in the Aquitaine region in the département of Dordogne. The name Périgueux originates from Petrocorii, meaning "the four tribes"; the Gallic people that held the area before the Roman conquest.
Main touristic attractions in the town include the amphitheatre, the remains of a temple of the Gallic goddess, "Vesunna", and the luxurious Roman villa named the "Domus of Vesunna", built around a garden courtyard, so make sure to visit these sights in your hire car.
Périgueux cathedral also has a story to tell, and is part of the World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.
The Grotte de Tourtoirac is also an amazing place to visit, with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and easy access.
If you're up for some shopping, the town has many boutiques to visit; or get up on Saturday to get to the Périgueux Saturday Street Market.
The railway station in town has connections to Limoges, Bordeaux, Brive-la-Gaillarde and other regional towns, so make sure to discover this beautiful, typically french region because you will not be dissappointed.
The town is served by the Périgueux - Bassillac Airport, located in the village of Bassillac, and is easy to get to in your hire car; it is only 8 kilometres away from Périgueux.