Cathedrals, churches, cloisters and abbeys of Dordogne Périgord

Discover religious monuments in Périgordchurches, cathedrals, cloisters and abbeys... In the picturesque villages, discover the Romanesque churches, some of which are very old, or visit the cloisters, such as the one at Cadouin, and the many abbeys worth visiting. And don't miss Périgueux's Saint Front cathedral, halfway between Montmartre's Sacré Coeur and Istanbul's Cathedral of Saint Sophia.

Village of La Madeleine

A 17,000-year space-time rift for the whole family!

An invitation to step back in time... One of the best-preserved natural sites in the Vézère valley, the village of...

Tursac

Abbey church of Paunat

12th century abbey

Saint-Martial church is the abbey church of one of the oldest abbeys in Périgord, and is a listed monument...

Le Bourg
Paunat

Cloister of Cadouin

A masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art, PM de l'Unesco

This cloister, listed as a Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art.

Place de l'Abbaye
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Rouffignac Church

Listed as a historic monument

The church of St Germain de Rouffignac has been listed as a historic monument since May 1900. It was built between the 15th and...

Place de l'église
Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Brantôme Abbey

An exceptional site

According to legend, the Abbey of Brantôme, also known as Saint Pierre de Brantôme, was founded in 769 by Charlemagne himself....

Boulevard Charlemagne 14
Brantôme

Abbey of Chancelade

12th century abbey church

In 1120, a group of hermits gathered around a spring (the origin of Chancelade's name) organized themselves into a community, adopting a rule of life...

Chancelade

Saint Front Cathedral

Bizantine architecture in Périgueux

Saint Front Cathedral, the cathedral of Périgueux, seat of the diocese of Périgueux and Sarlat, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located...

Place de la Clautre
Périgueux

Echourgnac Abbey

A Cistercian abbey in Périgord

The Abbaye de la Trappe de Notre-Dame de Bonne-Espérance is located in the heart of the Double region, in the commune of Echourgnac (400 inhabitants),...

Echourgnac

Abbatiale Sainte Marie

Abbaye sainte Marie de Souillac

Sainte-Marie de Souillac abbey owes its origins to the Benedictine monks of Saint-Pierre d'Aurillac, who established a dependency in this...

Place Pierre Betz
Souillac

Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, Sarlat

Co-cathedral of the diocese of Périgueux and Sarlat.

Sarlat's Saint-Sacerdos cathedral was listed as a historic monument in 1840. The sanctuary is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos, born in the village of Calviac...

Place du Peyrou
Sarlat-la-Canéda