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.

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Le Bourg

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Carennac Castle
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Carennac cloisters
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Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
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First built in the 16C, the refurbished
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Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
One of the four galleries of the
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Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
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Carennac Castle
Carennac Castle
First built in the 16C, the refurbished
1:00
Carennac cloisters
Carennac cloisters
One of the four galleries of the
0:30
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
Centre of the Quercy Dordogne
Dedicated to the Dordogne Valley, from
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