Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Medieval Perigueux.

The name Périgueux comes from Petrocorii, a Latinization of Celtic words meaning “the four tribes” – the Gallic people that held the area before the Roman conquest. Périgueux was their capital city. In 200 BC, the Petrocorii came from the north and settled at Périgueux and established an encampment at La Boissière. After the Roman invasion, they left this post and established themselves on the plain of L’Isle, and the town of Vesunna was created. This Roman city was eventually embellished with amenities such as temples, baths, amphitheatres, and a forum. At the end of the third century AD, the Roman city was surrounded by ramparts, and the town took the name of Civitas Petrocoriorum.

Key Takeaways:

  • The gigantic Cathedral Saint Front was the fourth church to be based on this slope over the River Isle.
  • In the first place in the sixth C which was supplanted in 1074 with a significantly bigger church that housed some religious relics.
  • Abadie additionally outlined the light fixtures, which initially hung in Notre-Dame in Paris, made for the wedding of Napoleon III in 1853.

“Once again we headed for the medieval quarter with its fascinating tower and magnificent Cathedral.”

Read more: https://ourfrenchdream.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/medieval-perigueux/

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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