On the banks of the Dordogne, Renaissance houses with sculpted windows and brown roofs are clustered around an 11C Cluniac priory where French writer and prelate Fénelon once lived. Near the Romanesque church and its cloister, the Château des Doyens invites you to discover the treasures of this Pays d’Art et d’Histoire-labelled region to which Carennac belongs.

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Information : Vallée de la Dordogne Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 65 33 22 00

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Pierre
  • The cloister
  • L’Espace Patrimoine (heritage centre)
  • The Musée des Alambics et des Arômes (Museum of Pot Stills and Aromas)
  • A guided tour of the village


  • Abbeys and churches : The church, cloister and the sculpture depicting Christ’s entombment
  • By the waterside : The river Dordogne
  • Castles and ramparts : The "Château des Doyens"

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