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Carennac, vue générale du village, pont au premier plan, (Plus Beaux Villages de France)
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Manor houses, brown-tiled buildings, local stone, alleyways; all these are part of this charming village in the Haut-Quercy region. Carennac's picturesque nature makes it one of the finest villages of the Dordogne valley. In the idyllic setting the inhabitants of Carennac remain proud and faithful to the memory of their most illustrious son: Fénelon, a famous man of letters and of the Church.

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  • St-Pierre de Carennac church

    Le Bourg F - 46110 Carennac

    The finest feature of this 12C Romanesque church is the tympanum of the doorway, on which clear and very structured scenes are depicted. The overall rigidity is disrupted only by Christ in a mandorla (almond-shaped aureole). He is shown in majesty su..

  • Carennac cloisters

    cours du Prieuré F - 46110 Carennac

    One of the cloisters' four galleries is Romanesque and the others are Flamboyant Gothic. However, the highlight of these cloisters is the adjoining chapter house which houses a remarkable 15C Entombment of Christ.

  • Château de Carennac

    Le Bourg F - 46110 Carennac

    First built in the 16C, the refurbished Château de Carennac now houses an educational exhibition on the Lot department section of the Dordogne river. The building, whose austere façade overlooks the Dordogne river and the Île Barrade (also known as t..

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  • Le Fenelon

    le Bourg F - 46110 Carennac

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, this hotel is located in the medieval village of Carennac. You can relax by the outdoor swimming pool or visit the town’s historic abbey. It is a 10-minute drive from Padirac. The rooms offer an LCD TV and a ..

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