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trefwoorden: Perigueux - Aquitaine -
Périgueux wants to show off its ancient ruins - but it has to protect them as well. Jean Nouvel has found an ingenious way to do both, says Jonathan Glancey
In its entry for Périgueux, in what was once Aquitaine in south-west France, Frommer's Guide says, "its attractions probably won't hold your interest more than a day". While, today, most of this small town's population of 35,000 could squeeze into the ample ruins of its first-century Roman amphitheatre, Périgueux is one of those enticing, civilised, sleepy places. The English liked Périgueux so much that they occupied it for the best part of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453); they come in droves still to holiday here and to snap up charming houses.

Lees verder bij: Guardian Unlimited (25 augustus 2003)