The Holy Front Cathedral
The Holy Front Cathedral, Cathedral of Périgueux, seat of the Diocese of Périgueux and Sarlat is a Roman Catholic cathedral. Located in the city centre of Périgueux, it has been classified as a historic monument since 1840 and World Heritage in 1998.
It took the name according to the legend of the first bishop of Périgueux: Holy Front
Dating from the 12th century it has undergone many changes before arriving at its current Romano-Byzantine architecture.
Its steeple rises to 62 meters. It is the oldest steeple in France and the only Byzantine style in the world.
In the basement, crypts of which one called the Holy Front Cave would have lived the saint as a hermit.
In the eastern part of the cathedral is a monastery, including a cloister whose vaults and arcades were transformed into the Gothic style in the 14th and 15th centuries.
The Holy Front Cathedral is now the property of the state and is visiting freely.