Along with 21 of the Dordogne Valley’s other villages, Carennac is classified one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages of France’ offering a slice of medieval history that just simply can’t be ignored.
Nestled below the Causse’s barren plateaux, the Dordogne flows peacefully just below the village. Both the river and its lush side-kick are lined with local white-yellow stone houses.
The town was developed in the 11th century although traces of human occupation date back to neolithic times. Clustered around a Romanesque church and cloister, many of the Renaissance houses boast embellished windows and local brown-tiled roofs.
The single lane bridge entering the village adds even more to the charm.
- Coin Alloy Name: Nordic Gold
- Coin Alloy Color: old gold
- Coin Diameter: 34,00
- Coin Thickness: 2,25
- Coin Edge: serrated, fine
- City: CARENNAC
- Available: yes, exact location unknown
- Location: CARENNAC, France