Camping in Périgueux

Périgueux, capital city of the Dordogne department, with her past dating back to Roman times. Staying at a campsite in Perigueux, is a genuine dive into history.

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To begin your journey back in time, start with a visit to the Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum. The museum houses a large collection of artefacts from Roman times, which are on display on the site conceived by world renowned French architect Jean Nouvel designer of some of the boldest buildings in the world. Nouvel’s main objective for the museum was to immerse the visitor in the past and to highlight the carefully preserved ruins.

During your holiday on a campsite in Perigueux, continue your walk down memory lane by visiting many of its remnants from the Middle Ages. This period is still very much visible in the centre of Perigueux with its numerous medieval houses. The most beautiful remain, comes with Saint-Front Cathedral, built on a hill and a major stage on the way to Santiago de Compostela. Its Byzantine influences may stir your curiosity. Do not get fooled by its 5 domes, you're still holidaying in the Dordogne, you are not in Constantinople!

Before arriving in the 19th century and strolling along the wide boulevards in the Belle Epogue-style, don’t forget to visit the Renaissance period by taking a closer look at the city's elegant mansions, such as ‘maison Tenant’ also called ‘maison Pâtissier’ in other words the baker’s mansion. You have come to the end of your journey through time. The moment has arrived to head back to your campsite and why not take a dip in the swimming pool?

Along the valley of the river Isle, the campsites offer quality facilities and comfortable accommodation. They are an invitation to discover Perigueux, its surroundings and close by countryside. Villages and towns dot the riverbanks. A boat trip on a “gabarre” (local barge-type ship) offers a view of the various sites in the area from the water.

If cycling is something you enjoy, you can hire a bike and discover part or all of the Green Lane Isle Valley Route, an 86 km long biking and walking path, which sometimes skirts the river. If the length of the route is a bit daunting, why not cycle or walk it in several stages with one or more overnight stops at the 3-, 4- or 5-star campsites of Perigueux. Whether you are looking to stay the night by the river, at a family friendly campsite with a laid-back atmosphere or plenty of activities, the campsites of Perigueux and the Isle Valley offer something for everyone.

Camping holiday in Périgueux

Enjoy the amenities and a waterpark at the heart of your campsite in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The various activities organised by the entertainment team, a game of water-polo or pottery to name but a few, will be a great success with the kids. A swimming pool, the focal point of most campsites provides many opportunities to splash about with the kids and to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Several nights at a campsite in Perigueux are an ideal way to enjoy special moments with your family, far from the stress of everyday life. Book a pitch for your tent, camper or caravan or take advantage of booking accommodation, such as a safari tent, or a chalet surrounded by greenery with several rooms at attractive prices. They are often located just a stone's throw away from the services offered by the campsite, like the waterpark, swimming pool, bar, minimarket and the playground.

Besides discovering Périgueux, a holiday in this beautiful region of France, also allows you to explore Brantôme, with its abbey said to be founded by Charlemagne; the Vézère Valley with Sarlat and the Lascaux caves; Bergerac and its surrounding hills covered in vines;  the regional natural park of Périgord-Limousin with its endless streams and forest paths  … and Bordeaux which is only a 40-minute drive away from your campsite in Perigueux. 

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