Cathedrale St-Front, Perigueux

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The Roman Catholic Cathedrale St-Front started out as a humble church and monastery named for St. Front, who was a hermit living and preaching there. Erected around the fourth century, it was destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years, due to fires, invasions, and other tragedies. The cathedral underwent an extensive 19th-century renovation, melding the styles of different eras and giving the structure its current appearance. Visit to see centuries of religious architecture in one spot. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Perigueux holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cathedrale St-Front and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The current basilica dates from the 12th century, is of Byzantine type with magnificent domes, and a Greek cross plan reminiscent of St Mark of Venice and the St. Apostles of Constantinople. It was looted during the Wars of Religion and has undergone several restorations. Beautiful altarpiece
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  • Visit july 28, 2019. 5 large domes, a central altar under the middle. A rare architecture seems to me with this form of Greek cross. It's big, majestic and bright. Note a monumental altarpiece showing the assumption of Mary. It's to be seen both from the outside and from the inside.
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  • Very interesting architecture, you have to raise your head and walk to see the five stone domes that make up the roof. The cross construction is surprising. In order to see the roof do not hesitate to move away and go around it. Nice little park behind.
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  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals in the region. There rests a stone pope effigy and you can see his lace sleeves so delicately carved its hard to believe they are in stone.
  • UNESCO world heritage site. Lovely Cathedral. During the holidays the City of Perigueux broadcasts a Christmas movie onto the walls of the Cathedral. The town comes out to enjoy. Must visit.
  • Beautiful. Lot of atmosphere. Right in the middle of all the restaurant and bars!
  • Architecture is beautiful. The caretaker is less than friendly.
  • Beautiful cathedral, lovely architecture, great atmosphere, and some wonderful artwork
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