A link between the Sacré-Coeur in Paris and Saint-Front in Périgueux?

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The cathedral - ©Wouter Engler / CC-BY-SA The cathedral - ©Wouter Engler / CC-BY-SA
Saint-Front cathedral in Périgueux Cathedral

Dedicated to saint Front, first bishop of Périgueux, the cathedral was entirely re-raised in 1852 by the architect d'Abadie. Oh, it looks like the church of the Sacré-Coeur in Paris, don't you think? Sure! Because it was the same architect who designed plans for the Parisian basilica!

Anyway, the primitive church dates back to the 6th century, raised on saint Front's tomb. In 1407, a bigger church was dedicated, but burnt in 1120. A third church was erected in 1173, a real Byzantine style basilica this time! We also find this type of building in Cahors, but in Venice or Constantinople, too. Plundered, damaged in 1575 during war of Religion, we must wait until 1852 to see the reconstruction...


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