Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité, Perigueux

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  • August 16, 2017
    The Church which preserves a dome of origin, and a more recent dome. Very interesting for lovers of Byzantine architecture. Located in the Roman quarter of the city.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Roman art lovers skip Front St., entirely rebuilt in the nineteenth century by an unscrupulous architect, and go take a look on Saint-Etienne, on the edge of the old town and not far from the Tower of Vesonne. Despite the loss of its Portal and two spans due to the wars of religion, the former Cathedral of Périgueux has still look great, with its domes and its beautiful arches in the nave, surrounded by high walls of slender. Soak up its atmosphere conducive to meditation, simple, uncluttered, and taste the charm of this Romanesque art that has survived the centuries to reach, more or less well preserved until our days.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Well-maintained Church. We have however regret the lack of information that would have us help guide us and would have allowed us to learn more about this beautiful building during his visit. We also found damage of not not power access to the gardens that adjoin the building and who still looked lovely.
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  • September 27, 2016
    The tourism office of Perigueux has a map (in English) with two history walks. The ‘Gallo Romain’ walk includes the St. Etienne church. Though the parts of the present building date back to the 11th century, its fundaments go back to roman times, the building is situated within the wall build in a hurry as the roman empire collapsed. The building functioned as the first cathedral of Perigueux until the Protestants destroyed two of its cupolas and the bell tower in 1577. With the construction of the Saint Front cathedral, it lost its functions and the remnants became a cavalry training center. The design follows the ‘ecole du Perigord’ with its typical lines of cupolas. Other well known examples from Cahors, Souillac, Solignac and Angouleme, and of course the Saint Front cathedral of Perigueux. The western cupola retains its 11th century Romanesque integrity, whiles the eastern cupola was restored during the 17th century and given Gothic arches. Inside the church (it has since reclaimed its function) are a number of interesting relics. Interesting stop on the historical walk.
  • June 15, 2017
    Special construction, was the old cathedral of the city.
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