Cathédrale Saint-Front

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Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

  • English
    • 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 2598 reviews

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Linda James

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Linda James on 07/01/2020

    We loved this beautiful nativity scene in the Cathedral de Saint Front. It’s a very impressive church inside and out!

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 979 reviews

  • "Very nice Cathedral. Lots of information on the building."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by mitch w (Bordeaux, France) on 17/07/2020

    I really enjoyed this visit. Guide really explains the building of the cathedral over the centuries. Available in several languages .

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  • "Vast building"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by TravelBedfordshire (Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom) on 15/03/2020

    We popped in here. The domed stone roof has many aspects, together with the massive brass chandeliers. Inside it’s vast. There are literally hundreds of seats. Very cold and not particularly...

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  • "You can’t miss it!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 333meg (Columbus, Ohio) on 09/10/2019

    I really enjoyed my time wandering around inside, mesmerizing me from the outside, photographing it every which way, you can’t go wrong with a visit here. I loved it! I really loved the statue of...

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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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