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Carennac

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Carennac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot
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Located in the Upper Quercy, to be precise in the Dordogne valley, the village of Carennac is listed as one of the most beautiful in France and indeed boasts numerous interests. Among the assets of this charming medieval village are the ancient typical stone houses, the 16th-century castle, the Saint-Pierre church of Romanesque style and its remarkable carved tympanum, and the cloister of the half-Romanesque half-Gothic priory, which is conducive to meditation. The chapter house of the priory is home to a statue of the Entombment of Christ dating from the 15th century.

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Carennac

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.

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Monastic village
Monastic village
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Tympanum of St. Peter's Church
Tympanum of St. Peter's Church
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Carennac
Carennac
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The village
The village
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Turret at the edge of the water
Turret at the edge of the water
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

All around Carennac, the Dordogne valley offers a whole range of activities, visits and experiences to live. From the sacred city of Rocamadour to the Padirac chasm, from Collonges-la-Rouge to Castelnau-Bretenoux castle, canoe trips on the Dordogne to hiking on the Saint-Jacques paths, the Dordogne valley invites you for a amazing trip.

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