Nature walk in Périgueux

Périgueux
Nature walk in Périgueux

Périgueux is a surprising city, which conceals corners of nature to discover and appreciate, with the return of sunny days, but not only! Parks, gardens, cycle path along the Isle, discover Périgueux from new perspectives, take to the heights and come with us on a nature walk!



Isle Valley Green Road Bike

We set off by bicycle from the Pont des Barris, to appreciate the magnificent view of the Saint-Front Cathedral in Périgueux. This cycle path is easily accessible and practicable on foot, by bike, scooter, gyropod or even on rollerblades. With a length of more than 100km, it begins in Périgueux (Trélissac) and continues until the border with the department of Gironde. It allows you to discover the architectural and historical heritage of this beautiful region, along the Isle river.

Didn't bring your bike with you on holiday? Treat yourself with an electric bike rental for 1 day, several days or 1 week. Rent an electric bike in Périgueux or from Trélissac. The region offers many possibilities, especially thanks to the greenway, but not only! Children who know how to pedal well will enjoy this route which is relatively flat and safe.

Pont des Barris
The Pont des Barris and the view of the Cathedral
The ducks like to rest in this magnificent panorama
The ducks like to rest in this magnificent panorama

Did you know that it is possible to visit the roofs of the Cathedral? Watch our report and don't hesitate to book a visit to this extraordinary and timeless place.


The greenway is pleasant and shaded, it allows you to walk with your family, because its low elevation makes it passable at all levels. You can make frequent stops and why not park your mounts to go visit the city and take breaks in the parks and green spaces that punctuate it.


Isle bike path
The bike path is easy to borrow
Green way Périgueux


The canal promenade

In the forest and bordered by trees, it leads you to the very pretty Moulin du Rousseau. Look at the charming vegetable gardens on your left! On the hillside, not far from the Isle which flows peacefully, it is a real pleasure... Make a stop at the Moulin du Rousseau, a former flour mill and cutlery, it is now the property of the city, it is the seat of several cultural associations. There is also a skate park and a play area for children, appreciated by the locals. Right next to it is the Garden of the Wanderers, an environmental awareness project, a set of abundant gardens with plants that flourish along the river. You will find there a route arranged through 7 entities to discover fauna and flora in an educational way.


The Canal promenade in Périgueux
The Canal promenade in Périgueux
Banks of the Isle at the Moulin du Rousseau
Banks of the Isle at the Moulin du Rousseau
Entrance to the Jardin des Vagabondes
Entrance to the Jardin des Vagabondes

Vésone park

We continue our discovery of the green spaces of Périgueux by driving to the Jardin du Parc de Vésone. This is where we discover a magnificent vestige of the Gallo-Roman past of Périgueux. Vésone (Périgueux) is named after the chief town of the ancient City of the Pétrucores, created by the emperor Augustus around 16 BC The Tower of Vésone stands and measures the admiring visitors from the top of its 24m, it represents the sacred part of the ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Vesunna, protector of the city. The surrounding park, created in the 19th century, is full of over 6000m2 of greenery.

You will also find there the Vesunna Museum, whose architectural envelope was designed by Jean Nouvel.


The Tower of Vésone
The Tower of Vésone
The Vesunna Museum
The Vesunna Museum

The Garden of the Arena

Surrounded by an ancient Roman amphitheater dating from the 1st century, the remains of which can still be appreciated , with a capacity of 20,000 seats, the garden is arranged in a very pleasant circular space. There is a pretty pool and play areas, embellished by the saving shade of magnificent large trees including a sumptuous Atlas Cedar, a redwood and holm oaks. The garden is 11,000 square meters, stop for a moment on one of its benches to appreciate the tranquility.


The Garden of the Arena
The Garden of the Arena
The beautiful panorama of the Jardin des Arènes
The beautiful panorama of the Jardin des Arènes

The Remparts Garden and the Gamenson Park

At the other end of the city, the Jardin des Remparts is stepped, it overlooks the river, it is an ideal place to start a heritage walk in Périgueux!

The Gamenson Park is located not far from the library, it shelters a nature theater fitted out at the beginning of the XIXth century. Its 1.5 ha of grasses, large trees, statues of men of letters are host to festive summer events, such as concerts. It is pleasant to walk there, in the sandstone of its path and let yourself be carried away by the charm of this ancient landscaped complex, under the eye of the remains of the ancient wall.


Gamenson Park
Gamenson Park

The big puy Bernard

We take the height, we rise on the hill of the place called Grand Puy Bernard, for a getaway in the middle of natural meadows, which are managed in such a way as to promote biodiversity. It is not a garden, it is a natural space where it is good to stroll, and do not forget your ball to enjoy the playground with the children!


The Grand Puy Bernard
The Grand Puy Bernard
A natural hill, on the heights of Périgueux
A natural hill, on the heights of Périgueux

The source park

It is located in the Toulon district, it is dedicated to families and children, with large grassy areas and games, pétanque grounds, picnic tables, it is a natural stop close to the city, on the road to Angoulême!


The Source Park
The Source Park


Our ride ends back on the green see where we meet cows, which remind us that Périgueux is a city surrounded by nature, where the countryside quickly regains its ease just a few kilometers for our greatest pleasure!

Cows in Périgueux
Cows in Périgueux, it's bucolic!


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