The local train from Terrasson takes you in 40 minutes to the 'improbably small capital of the Dordogne'. Foodie-city, the birthplace of 'foie-gras'. The medieval – Renaissance quarters of the city lend themselves for a lazy stroll trough ancient alleyways, small courtyards and squares.
From the Mataguerre tower (last bastion standing of the 15th century defenses), you find the 12th century 'House of the ladies of Faith', dwell the squares of Navarre, Saint Louis, Vertu Cloister and discover some fine 15th and 16th century residences (Gilles Lagrange, Estignard, Fayolle, Saint Front) the Maison du Patissier, Consuls house and many small alley ways and passages.
The Saint Front Cathedral stands out, not far from it, the old Free masons lodge with its rich symbolism in the architecture is worth a look too.
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