St-Pierre de Carennac church

Interesting
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 symbols of the four Evangelists. This is considered one of the finest examples of a Romanesque tympanum and rivals those of Moissac, Collonges and Cahors.

Useful information

Address : 

Le Bourg, 46110 Carennac

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Carennac Castle
Carennac Castle
Right next to St Pierre church, the 16C
1:00
Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
The cloister at Carennac boasts one
0:30
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 Castle
Carennac Castle
Right next to St Pierre church, the 16C
1:00
Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
The cloister at Carennac boasts one
0:30
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
The Doyens castle houses a centre
See all