Cathédrale Saint-Front

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Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

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    • World Heritage of Humanity (1998) as a major stopover on the way to Santiago de Compostela (Vézelay route).

      Unique in its oriental plan with a Greek cross similar to St Mark's in Venice , whose center and each branch are surmounted by a dome. Restored in the 19th century by Abadie who used it as a model for the construction of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre.

      The 12th century bell tower separates the old Latin church from the Byzantine-inspired basilica. Inside, a magnificent baroque altarpiece and the chandelier which saw the marriage of Napoleon III with Eugénie de Montjo at Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.

      The cathedral is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. in summer), a paid visit support is available inside. It is also possible to visit it with a tour guide, as part of guided group tours or urban walks offered by the Tourist Office of Grand Périgueux, throughout the year by reservation.
      Phone : +33 (0) 5 53 53 10 63 - www.tourisme-perigueux.fr


      Would you like to climb on the roof of the Saint-Front Cathedral ? Watch our video, we climbed to the very top...

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Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 2780 reviews

  • Nick Nock

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nick Nock on 27/11/2019

    Beautiful place, and Cathedral spent time looking and walking around and a few prayers and candles. Why do all the Church of England Cathedrals in the UK charge to get in? They need to learn a few lessons from the churches in Europe

  • Hanh Nguyen

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Hanh Nguyen on 22/01/2020

    Beautifully and interesting architectural for this cathedral. I love the structure and the look of the cathedral outside more than inside. Amazingly calculated designed. These buildings are located in the centre of Périgueux and Saint Front Cathedral has been classed as a French Historical Monument (monument historique) since 1840. The sight is impressive upon arriving into town. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Périgueux.

  • Steve Dymoke

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Steve Dymoke on 17/09/2019

    Huge structure in what seems to be granite. Ceiling is very plain but the domes are still impressive. An amazing 3000 pipe organ, that is played most afternoons by someone who knows how to play it. We were there between 3.15 and 4.15 pm.

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 1002 reviews

  • "Saint Front cathedral"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by AFJJHuvenne (Dordogne, France) on 14/09/2020

    Very Special cathedral not available elsewhere! Amazing style with very interesting domes. To some extent you may find small churches in the region sharing the same style but the Cathedral is special...

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  • "Cathedral beauty"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by ericVvB (Barendrecht, The Netherlands) on 13/09/2020

    Nice walking inside and the chandeliers take our breath away. Even when there is a service ongoing and when you are quite, You may visit parts of the building.

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  • "The Big Cathedral"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Thomas V (Oakland, California) on 05/09/2020

    If you have a few minutes, you should head to this very impressive historic church. It is the biggest thing in town and the major attraction.

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Address

Place de la Clautre
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 11'0.9"N, 0° 43'21.96"E

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