Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux


12 April 2021  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

In the heart of Périgueux, named after Saint-Front, the first bishop of Périgueux, Cathédrale Saint-Front is the only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world.

Since 1998, the cathedral has been classified at World Heritage and a historical monument since 1840.

During the 14th and 15th centuries, Gothic styles in the Cathédrale were introduced. Its bell tower and crypts dating back to the 12th century. The 5 domes were added in the mid 19th century.

Cathédrale Saint-Front

 Didier Lapastoure, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons 

The cathedral's steeple, standing 62 metres high is the oldest in France. Its original organ, installed in 1731 was restored in 1998.

A French postage stamp released in 1947 featured an image of Périgueux's Cathédrale Saint-Front.

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