Cathédrale Saint-Front

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens at 09:00 am

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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-grandperigueux.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 Cathédrale Saint-Front

4.5 sur 5 2936 reviews

  • Tony Woolman

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Tony Woolman on 13/05/2022

    Not exquisit but, remarkable nonetheless. An active Catholic Church which is a little unusual in rural France these days. I liked the domes.

  • M S

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by M S on 25/06/2022

    Impressive building and inspiring history. Surrounding area. Streets great to wander. Lots of shops in vicinity.

  • Vamshi Rao

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Vamshi Rao on 26/06/2021

    Blessed to have here, great architecture and Peaceful place, I visit regularly here

Traveller Reviews Cathédrale Saint-Front

4.5 sur 5 1028 reviews

  • "The Lovely Church"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Thomas V (Oakland, California) on 03/09/2021

    This church is one of the major sites of the town, so if you are here, you must go to see its beauty and serenity. It stands out on the skyline.

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  • "Sacre-Coeur meets the Périgord"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by EdgarCosset (Brooklyn, New York) on 21/08/2021

    If the appearance of St. Front looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen Sacre-Coeur in Paris, both conceived by the same architect. I find them both, as immense as they are, excruciatingly hollow...

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  • "Amazing site"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by LaiselfromNetherland (Baden-Baden, Germany) on 18/08/2021

    The lights used at the church were used in the 1800’s for the wedding of king Louis, everything feels royal at this place. Very impressive and well build and even though Catholic Church still not...

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Cathédrale Saint-Front

Address

Place de la Clautre
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 11'0.9"N, 0° 43'21.96"E

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