Getting married in Périgord

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Getting married in Pé ...

The Périgord is one of the most popular destinations in New Aquitaine because the climate there is very mild, the landscapes are absolutely beautiful, its gastronomy is renowned throughout the world and the Périgords are particularly welcoming and friendly. It is a paradise for nature lovers, but it is also a land steeped in traditions and legends. Its old stones are steeped in history and its heritage is particularly well preserved. You will have a traditional and authentic wedding there.


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Where to get married in Périgord?

The Périgord comes in four colors and each territory has its own character. In the Périgord Noir, it is the beautiful buildings from the Middle Ages that will attract lovers of old stones. Medieval villages and castles often occupy dominant positions, on the banks of the Dordogne or the Vézère. The panoramas are therefore perfect, as a backdrop for your wedding photos.

Limeuil - Photo © Guide du Périgord
Limeuil - Photo © Guide du Périgord


The Périgord Blanc stretches along the banks of the Isle. This white limestone, characteristic of the region, adorns the monuments of Périgueux and the surrounding area. This ancient Roman city is a city on a human scale, which offers all urban services, while retaining its authenticity and character.

Saint-Front Cathedral in Périgueux - Photo © Guide du Périgord
Saint-Front Cathedral in Périgueux - Photo © Guide du Périgord


The Périgord Vert is a very bucolic territory. It is covered with forests and criss-crossed by rivers. The hills are clad with lush green agricultural fields and colorful meadows. The charming white stone mansions stand out like immaculate touches, in the middle of the forest cover. What could be more romantic to celebrate a wedding.

Brantôme - Photo © Guide du Périgord
Brantôme - Photo © Guide du Périgord


The Périgord Pourpre is a renowned wine region . The castles are surrounded by vineyards. These estates regularly host receptions and weddings. They are particularly suitable for large weddings, with many guests.

The undulating wine-growing hills of Bergerac - Photo © Guide du Périgord
The undulating wine-growing hills of Bergerac - Photo © Guide du Périgord

The reception rooms

Whether you want to have a fairy tale wedding in an old fortified castle or whether you prefer a country wedding in the conviviality of a village hall, there is something for everyone in the Périgord.


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wedding providers

Preparing for a wedding requires all kinds of contributors: decorator and florist, animator and musicians, photographer… Whatever the size of your celebration, it can't be improvised! If you have an innate sense of organization, there is nothing insurmountable. But if this is not the case, calling on a wedding-planner could greatly relieve you. These wedding professionals are there to make your life easier and lead you to the big day with peace of mind!

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A 100% Périgord wedding menu

Périgord is a fertile and generous land. You will find all kinds of gourmet local products, cooked in the pure tradition of the country: poultry and foie gras, walnuts and chestnuts, all kinds of mushrooms and in particular ceps from Bordeaux, trout from Périgord... There are so many good things which will delight the great gourmands and fine gourmets!

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The most beautiful photo spots in Périgord

Whether you choose the beautiful ocher stones of the Sarladais as a backdrop, the banks of a river or a French garden in a castle, there is no doubt that you will find your corner of paradise among the Périgord landscapes. Professional photographers will be able to guide you, while respecting your style. They can even offer you additional services and benefits, such as a photobooth”. This is a mobile photo workshop, with surprising accessories or decorations, to take extraordinary shots. This is a good opportunity to give free rein to the creativity of your guests, for unforgettable memories!

La Roque Gageac a superb village for wedding photos - Photo © Guide du Périgord
La Roque Gageac a superb village for wedding photos - Photo © Guide du Périgord

Bury your single life in Périgord

The bachelor party is the time to let go and decompress, before the big day! Périgord is a very touristy region, with many unusual, sporting or fun activities . It is a perfect playground for having fun with friends. Here are some cool outing ideas:


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A wedding night in an unusual accommodation in Périgord

The wedding night is the perfect way to end this important day in your life as a couple. Whether you want to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature or get away from it all in an unusual place, there are many accommodations and rentals that are off the beaten track.

We hope to have made you want to celebrate your wedding in Périgord and we wish you a lot of happiness for this big day.


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