Périgueux Cathedral

Local nameCathédrale Saint-Front
LocationPérigueux, France

Périgueux Cathedral is a Catholic church located in the city of Périgueux, France. A cathedral since 1669, it is dedicated to Saint Front. The cathedral's predecessor, still in operation as a church, is dedicated to Saint Stephen.

A church was first built on the site in the 4th and 5th centuries.

In 976 the Bishop Frotaire had the Abbey of Saint-Front constructed on the site of the church. The abbey was consecrated in 1047. Its vaulted choir housed the tomb of Saint Front, which was sculpted in 1077 by Guimaunond, a monk of the abbey of Chaise-Dieu. This tomb was decorated with numerous precious stones and sculptures, notably an angel with a halo made of pieces of glass and is now kept in the Périgord Museum.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Périgueux_Cathedral

Address 9 Rue Denfert-Rochereau, Périgueux 24000, France

Coordinates 45°11'1.008" N 0°43'21.784" E

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