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  • 1 Château de Carennac

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 St-Pierre de Carennac church

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Carennac cloisters

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 4 Centre of the Quercy Dordogne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Château des Doyens F - 46110 Carennac

    It is mainly centred round the history of the Dordogne Valley from Biards to Souillac. This visit is full of activities: a model is used to illustrate the museographic tour. By means of audio-visual material, different subjects are dealt with (histor..

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