The Dordogne Sights

Abbaye Bénédictine

  • Bd. Charlemagne Map It
  • Brantôme
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Possibly founded by Charlemagne in the 8th century, Abbaye Bénédictine has none of its original buildings left, but its bell tower has been hanging on since the 11th century (the secret of its success is that it's attached to the cliff rather than the abbey, and so withstood waves of invaders). Fifth-century hermits carved out much of the abbey and some rooms have sculpted reliefs of the Last Judgment. Also here is a small museum devoted to the 19th-century painter Fernand-Desmoulin. At night the abbey is romantically floodlighted.

Sight Information

Address:

Bd. Charlemagne, Brantôme, 24310, France

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Phone:

/05–47–45–30–12

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • July and Aug., Wed.–Mon. 10–7; Apr.–June and Sept., Wed.–Mon. 10–6; Oct.–Dec. and mid-Feb.–Mar., Wed.–Mon. 10–noon and 2–5

Published 06/25/2015

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