Carennac Castle

Right next to St Pierre church, the 16C Château de Carennac consists of a main section flanked with corner turrets and a gallery built above the Gothic chapels of the church. The French writer Fénélon, who wrote Les Aventures de Télémaque, once lived here; one of the towers is named after this work (said to have been written here) and the island facing the austere building overlooking the River Dordogne has been renamed the Île de Calypso. The building is also home to the Espace Patrimoine, which presents exhibitions related to the Dordogne.

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Address : 

Le Bourg, 46110 Carennac

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Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
The cloister at Carennac boasts one
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St-Pierre de Carennac church
St-Pierre de Carennac church
The finest feature of this 12C
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Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
The Doyens castle houses a centre
Gouffre de Padirac caves
Gouffre de Padirac caves
Immerse yourself in another world, that
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Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
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St-Maur church of Martel
St-Maur church of Martel
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Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
The cloister at Carennac boasts one
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St-Pierre de Carennac church
St-Pierre de Carennac church
The finest feature of this 12C
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Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
Located on a rocky spur dominating the
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
The cloister at Carennac boasts one
0:30
St-Pierre de Carennac church
St-Pierre de Carennac church
The finest feature of this 12C
0:15
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
The Doyens castle houses a centre
See all