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Indoor activities

Whether it's raining, or it's too hot, rest assured you aren't doomed to watching cartoons all day! These days are an opportunity to try out lots of indoor activities!

Vue depuis l'extérieur sur le Musée Vesunna

Discover our selection of outings to fully enjoy a holiday sheltered from raindrops while waiting for the next rays of sunshine.

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Wake up the archaeologist in you with a visit to the Vésunna museum, a unique place in France located in Périgueux. This site is built on the important archaeological remains of a vast Gallo-Roman house. On more than 3460 m2, walk on footbridges for a discovery of the site and presentation of the most beautiful collections of Vésone: painted plasters, ceramics, jewelry, sculpted blocks … The permanent exhibition rooms are designed as two superimposed balconies , overlooking the site, so you can enjoy a spectacular view of the archaeological site.

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Visit the last water mill in the Vern valley and travel between history and gastronomy! During the visit you will be able to discover the history of the Mill, its operation as well as the process of making the oils. Each visit is punctuated by a tasting offered to you in the old Moulin bakery.

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The Ecomusée de la Truffe welcomes you to reveal all the mysteries of the black diamond: species, history, cycle, culture, gastronomy. On the ground floor, you will discover a shop devoted to truffles and local products; the museum itself is upstairs. All the mysteries of the precious mushroom are revealed there, from the collection to the plate. The museum offers you a discovery trail through the limestone plateau of the region, to discover the flora and fauna specific to truffles. You can also participate in tastings and demonstrations of “cavage” (search for truffles) in season.

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Discover the oldest museum created in Dordogne, the Museum of Art and Archeology of Périgord. The east wing of the museum houses prehistoric collections from the subsoil of Périgueux, Dordogne, Africa and Oceania; the cloister houses sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 17th century; and the west wing showcases painting, sculpture, and works of art from the 16th to the 21st century. Free tours and game booklets are available.

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The Military Museum of Périgord brings together military memories brought back by Perigordians during their campaigns, whether they relate to the daily life of the soldier or to the feats of arms of the regiments in which they had served. It is with more than 12,000 objects, all remarkable, rare or picturesque, that you will relive the daily life of our soldiers, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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