Things to see and do - Carennac
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The finest feature of this 12C Romanesque church is 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 surrounded by the ..
Cours du Prieuré
One of the four galleries of the cloisters is Romanesque, the others high Gothic style. However, the highlight is the adjoining chapter house, which houses a remarkable 15C Entombment of Christ.
Architecture, castles and historic districts
First built in the 16C, the refurbished Château de Carennac houses l'Espace Patrimoine, which presents exhibitions related to the Dordogne Valley. The building, with an austere façade overlooking the Dordogne River and the Île de Calypso, is linked t..
Museums and art
Château des Doyens
Dedicated to the Dordogne Valley, from Biards to Souillac, this museum showcases a region rich in art and history, which it presents through different themes (history of art, geology, fauna, flora etc), and various media (model, signage and projectio..