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Getting There — At least a dozen trains per day arrive from Paris from either Montparnasse or Gare d’Austerlitz (trip time: 4–5 hr.; 50€–135€ one-way), 11 direct trains from Bordeaux (trip time: 1.5 hr.; 22€ one-way), and one or two direct trains per hour from Limoges (trip time: 1 hr.; 17€ one-way). For train information, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.). If you’re driving from Paris, take A10 south to Orléans and then A20 south to Vierzon, where you’ll pick up the A89 to Périgueux. The new high-speed rail link from Paris to Bordeaux might now make a transfer here the fastest way to get to the Dordogne.

Visitor Information — The Office du Tourisme is at 9 bis pl. du Coderc (www.tourisme-perigueux.fr; tel. 05-53-53-10-63). Among other useful items, they offer an area restaurant guide. You may want to rent a bike and explore the countryside; a map is available at the tourist office. Electric bikes and something to eat can be found at Le Veloc Café, 7 av. Daumesnil (tel. 06-33-48-22-89); prices start at 20€ per half day. The Vinci car parks also offer free bike hire to their customers.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.