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Cathedral Saint-front: photo, description Cathedrale Saint-Front)

The Cathedral in Perigueux was named after St. Fron, preacher and the first Bishop of Périgord, who lived in the I century of our era. His relics were buried in the crypt of the Cathedral until 1575. During the religious wars over the remains of the Saint are not just abused, but also drowned in the Dordogne. In honor of St. Front in Perigueux was named a quarter - Puy-de-Saint-front.

The Cathedral of Saint-front not always had the status of a Cathedral. Until 1669 the chair of the Archbishop was in the Cathedral Saint-Etienne de La Cité, but it was destroyed, and the Department moved to Saint-front, which was at that time the monastery Church.

The history of the Cathedral of St. Front was begun in the fifth century, when his place was built a small Church. The construction of the Cathedral began in the XII century, however, the current appearance of the Cathedral was formed in the nineteenth century after reconstruction, which was led by the famous architect Paul Abadie, and during which the Church was almost entirely rebuilt. In the end, the Cathedral of périgueux bought the French view of the temples is the five-domed structure, built in the Byzantine style, with preserved Romanesque features, the plan follows the outline of a Greek cross. The size of the Cathedral is 25 meters wide and 38 meters height.

The Cathedral is a national historic landmark, as well as the other pilgrimage churches on the Way of St. James was declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The Cathedral in Perigueux is also considered one of the largest in the South-Western part of France.

In front of the Cathedral square, which is a market that sells products from local farmers. In addition, the Cathedral square ends with the annual city carnival, which is held March 1984. Participate in procession of decorated carts.