Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux


12 April 2021  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

In the heart of Périgueux, named in honor of Saint-Front, this cathedral is the only Romano-Byzantine architecture of this type in the world. Since 1998, the cathedral has been listed as a World Heritage Site of Historic Monuments from 1840. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the Gothic styles of the Cathedral were introduced. Its bell tower and crypts date from the 12th century. The 5 cupolas were added in the middle of the 19th century.

Cathédrale Saint-Front

 Didier Lapastoure, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons 

The bell tower of the cathedral, 62 meters high, is the oldest in France. Its original organ, installed in 1731, was restored in 1998. A French stamp issued in 1947 features an image of the Saint-Front Cathedral in Périgueux.

Must-see sites and visits in Greater Périgueux

Périgueux, located in the east of New Aquitaine, in the heart of the Dordogne, Périgueux is an essential city with its world-renowned heritage and its gastronomic events not to be missed. Visit the beautiful alleys of Périgueux, through its unique buildings. You will be immersed in the medieval past of the city. Mataguerre tower district Starting point for the surrounding streets, it makes this historic district the gateway to the city's medieval past. The alleys welcome craftsmen from all walks of life where it will be pleasant to stroll.

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We advise you to also see the citadel of Vésone, the Garden of the arenas which extends over 11 hectares or even the castle Barrière which is a medieval castle. Nice bike ride along the Voie-Verte cycle route on the banks of the Isle. 100 km in total which run through the Dordogne.

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