The village Carennac developed from the 11th century after the founding of a priory of the Order of Cluny. Nestled along the walls of the monastery, it retains many aspects of the Middle Ages. The church Saint-Pierre is a beautiful Romanesque building with a magnificent 12th century tympanum. Cloister, rebuilt in the 15th century after the Hundred Years War, contains in its chapter house's famous Entombment, sculpture of the late 15th century of rare perfection.
The 16th century marked a revival of Carennac: he sees the construction of the castle of Dean, whose facade of white stone of the country, mullioned windows, the carved windows, is reflected in the calm waters of the Dordogne. From that time flourishing of the early Renaissance, the great house dating we discovered while walking in the village. In the following century, Fenelon, Dean Carennac, there would have written his famous "Telemachus." The island opposite the village still retains the name Calypso.
But Carennac is also its surrounding countryside, the plateau with its old villages, its dry stone walls, flocks of sheep by a prehistoric site, an old work, is a stone cross, a cave ... to discover, so pass by Magnagues. Carennac is also the Dordogne valley with its fields of asparagus, its walnut orchards and cattle ... The canoe trip will reveal the secrets of the fauna and flora of the River.
Roman Road - Site Clunisien.
Saint Peter's Church - Monastery - Castle Carennac where a museum and home to the "Heritage Area" throughout the region. The chapter house and its sculptures and bas reliefs.
The streets and alleys with its 16th century mansions.