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Rouffignac Church

Listed as a historic monument

Saint Germain de Rouffignac church

St Germain de Rouffignac church has been listed as a historic monument since May 1900.

It was built between the 15th and 16th centuries, with completion set for 1530 (medallion on the façade). Together with two adjoining houses, it is the village's only survivor of the fire of 1944.

The building is characterized by its combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles, as illustrated by its façade and remarkable portal, despite the damage suffered during the French Revolution. The nave's interior elevations are highly homogeneous in their architectural treatment, and its distinctive features include pillars with engaged columns, adorned with sculpted groove mouldings. The stained glass windows, like the mural paintings in the heart of the church, date from the 19th century and were created by Louis-Victor Gesta, a renowned Toulouse artist, between 1862 and 1893. The original bells, with the exception of the Grosse cloche, blessed on September 13, 1751, but preserved by decision of the Dordogne Council on October 12, 1793 "to be able to ring the tocsin...", met their fate at the Montauban arsenal foundry during the French Revolution.

To the right of the entrance, an openwork staircase leads to the gallery and bell tower.

Pricing details

Free admission



place de l'église, 24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac


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