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Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

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Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

Hi,

I understand that tomorrow Monday 9 June 2014 is a public holiday.

We are in Bordeaux at the moment and are considering taking a day trip to Perigueux

Can someone please advise whether anything (tourist info, restaurants, shops, markets) would be opened tomorrow, please?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

If it is just a day trip then you won't have much time to spend in Perigueux. The park around the temple of Versunna and the Roman areas are all free to walk around, apart from the museum, so they will be accessible. The medieval part to town will take you a couple of hours to look around so you should have no problems filling your day.

There are no markets on a Monday as far as I know and the restaurants on the main square in the medieval area will not all be closed, but remember that lunch is midday till two in this very French city.

Edited: 08 June 2014, 15:22
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2. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

The Perigueux tourist office did not respond to my email so I really appreciate your prompt response.

So it looks as if we will be able to view/ access the medieval parts of the city as well as getting some lunch.

Many thanks

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3. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

Sorry, I've got another question

We are coming by train

How far is the train stations from the old town centre, please

Thanks again

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4. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

About a 15- to 20-minute walk, depending on exactly where in the old town you're headed. Get hold of a map ahead of time if you can. Périgueux is not particularly easy to navigate coming from the direction of the train station (though it's easier on foot than in a car). Once you catch sight of the cathedral, you'll be fine.

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5. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

I would suggest a Taxi from the station as you will have to walk through the boring bit to get to the medieval part. You need to look for "Perigueux 24000" on viamichelin.fr to get your bearings. You are looking for the teardrop in the river Isle. Roman is at the bottom and Medieval is above that. The roman part is still known as Versunna or Versone on signs in town.

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6. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

Sorry, what do you mean "teardrop in the river isle"?

I can't get hold of a map at this stage and was hoping to get one at the Perigueux tourisme info.

Before that, I was going to rely on google maps

Thanks again

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7. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

If you look at Google maps you will see that the river flows east to west. In town it forms a huge loop to the south and back north again.- hence teardrop.

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8. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

Many thanks again

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9. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

Can we ask how you trip to Perigueux went? I hope that it was good.

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10. Re: Public Holiday in Perigueux: urgent advice required

Can we ask how you trip to Perigueux went? I hope that it was good.