Périgueux is a town on the way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela. The cathedral St-Front located here, along with other monuments of this oldest pilgrimage route in Europe, was entered on the UNESCO list.
The city, founded in Roman times, was a commercial center at that time, and its remains are the ruins of an amphitheater. Currently, there is a park within them. Many valuable ancient monuments, including mosaics can be seen in the local Archaeological Museum.
The city recovered from the devastation of the Migration Period and again began to act as a commercial center for the entire region. It also became a stop on the way of St. James to the famous sanctuary of Santiago de Compostela. The most important monument from this period and the main attraction of Périgueux is the cathedral, built in the 12th century on the site of an earlier one, destroyed by fire. Its five-dome shape with a high tower draws attention. According to many art historians, the church was modeled on the basilica of St. Mark's in Venice.