Carennac... jewel of the Dordogne Valley
You have to follow the banks of the Dordogne to find the village of Carennac, designated one of the most beautiful villages in France, which has lost nothing of its mediaeval inspiration.
Revive the era of the boatmen
In Carennac, in the heart of the Dordogne valley, the houses have kept their sculpted windows, the Romanesque church its 12th C. tympanum, the Deans' château the memory of the history and art of the place and the 11th C. Clunisian priory has forgotten nothing of the time when it was home to Fénelon. On the skyline, silhouetted towers and tall chimneys emphasise fully the elegance of a village which is part of an Area of Art and History.
Don't miss :
- The 11th C. Church of Saint Pierre and its carved tympanum
- The half Romanesque, half late Gothic cloisterthe Chapter Room with a 15th C. stone sculpture of the Entombment
- the Chapter Room with a 15th C. stone sculpture of the Entombment
- The Château des Doyens (Deans' Residence)