Cathedrals, churches, cloisters and abbeys of Dordogne Périgord

Discover 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.

Church of 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.

Church Square
Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Abbey of Saint Mary

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.

Place Pierre Betz
Souillac

Brantôme Abbey

An exceptional site

The abbey of Brantôme, known as Saint Pierre de Brantôme, was founded according to legend in 769 by Charlemagne himself.

Boulevard Charlemagne 14
Brantôme

Abbey of Echourgnac

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),...

Echourgnac

St. Front Cathedral

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.

Place de la Clautre
Périgueux

Cloister of 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.

Place de l'Abbaye
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, 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...

Place du Peyrou
Sarlat-la-Canéda

Chancelade Abbey

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...

Chancelade

Abbey church of 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...

Paunat