This 12th-century cathedral is one of the rare Byzantine-style churches to be found in France. Left in ruins after the Wars of Religion, it was restored with more than a few 19th-century flourishes by Paul Abadie, who, thus inspired, went on to design the Sacre-Coeur in Paris. With its five white domes and colonnaded turrets, St-Front evokes Constantinople. The cathedral’s bell tower is one of the only authentic vestiges of the original church. The interior is built on the plan of a Greek cross, unusual for a French cathedral. The recently restored cloisters, which date from the 9th century, can be visited for a fee of 1.50€.
pl. de la Clautre
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily 8:30am–7pm (in winter until 6pm) Phone 05-53-53-10-63 Prices Free admission Web site Cathédrale St-Front
Mappl. de la Clautre Perigueux
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