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Brantome

Distance from La Barde: 2 heures

Brantome, little Venice of Perigord

In Green Perigord, Brantome captivates us when we arrive, with its abbey beauty and power. Built by Benedictine monks during the 7th and 8th centuries, this edifice has a section constructed in the cliff.

You will visit it in an independent way thanks to plan and numerous commentated signs, very instructive. You will notice the presence of ten caves converted in the cliff, where monks had arranged their crammer, washing place, mill and dovecote. On the path, you will admire the Last Judgment cave, witness of the spirituality that filled with life the community during more than thousand years.

To end on a high note, don’t hesitate to visit the abbey church tower, certainly the oldest bell tower of France, that has the particularity having been built not on the church but on the rocky piton of 12 meters height.

Little island of 300 meters diameter shaped with the Dronne, Brantome received the name of “Venice of Perigord”. It’s time to visit the town in a unique way ; by shift. When you will have anew foots on the ground, cross the Drone thanks to one of this charming bridges and visit this delightful village as well as its art craftsmen boutiques.

We visited it for you !

Brantome is a treasure that contains a numerous of other ones. Firstly, you decide to visit this town because it’s atypical, with the Drone all around that gives it charm, but when you are really there, you discover an impressive architecture that let you being speechless. When you pass the door of this majestic edifice, the big surprise is the discovering of this troglodytic space and especially of the Last Judgment cave, mysterious and impressive.

You can allow only a few hours to visit Brantome.

 

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