Cathedrals, churches, cloisters and abbeys of Dordogne PérigordDiscover The religious monuments of Périgord: churches, cathedral, cloister and abbeys... In the picturesque villages, discover the Romanesque churches sometimes very old or even visit the cloisters like that of Cadouin. Also many interesting abbeys. And not to miss the Cathedral of Saint Front of Périgueux halfway between the Sacred Heart of Montmartre and the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul.
Cloître de Cadouin
A masterpiece of flamboyant gothic art, Unesco World Heritage Site
This cloister, classified as a Historic Monument and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art.
Village de La Madeleine
A walk of 17000 years in the rock
An invitation to go back in time... Exceptional natural site, among the best preserved of the valley of Vézère, the village of...
Cathédrale Saint Front
A Byzantine architecture in Périgueux
Saint Front Cathedral, the cathedral of Périgueux, seat of the diocese of Périgueux and Sarlat, is a Roman Catholic cathedral.
A Cistercian abbey in the Périgord
The Abbey of the Trappe de Notre-Dame de Bonne-Espérance is located in the heart of the Double, in the commune of Echourgnac (400 inhabitants),...
Abbatiale Sainte Marie
Saint Mary of Souillac Abbey
The abbey of Sainte-Marie de Souillac owes its origins to the Benedictine monks of Saint-Pierre d'Aurillac who established an outbuilding in this area.
Eglise de Rouffignac
Listed as a historical monument
The church of St Germain de Rouffignac has been classified as a historical monument since May 1900. It was built between the 15th and 18th centuries.
Abbaye de Brantôme
An exceptional site
The abbey of Brantôme, known as Saint Pierre de Brantôme, was founded according to legend in 769 by Charlemagne himself.
Eglise abbatiale de Paunat
12th century abbey
The church of Saint-Martial is the abbey church of one of the oldest abbeys in the Périgord and is listed as a monument...
Abbaye de Chancelade
12th century abbey church
In 1120, hermits gathered around a spring (the origin of the name Chancelade) organised themselves into a community and adopted the rule of life...
Cathédrale Saint Sacerdos de Sarlat
Co-cathedral of the diocese of Périgueux and Sarlat.
The cathedral of Saint Sacerdos in Sarlat was classified as a historical monument in 1840 The sanctuary is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos, born in Calviac, a village...