A Beautiful Village in the Périgord Noir

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The beautiful village of St Geniès nestles in greenery north of Sarlat just off the Montignac road. By and large, few would disagree that it is the epitome of how a perfect French village should look. Surprisingly not on the list of Plus Beaux Villages, for reasons which elude this author, it certainly should not be missed.

A village green and lauzes rooves

Named after the Provençal martyr St Genesius, St Geniès has a large village green giving onto charming houses.  All are constructed from a golden hued limestone and topped off by lauzes rooves. Furthermore, the village boasts a ruined Romanesque keep,  a Renaissance castle and a church.

At the top of the village is a mound complete with the Gothic Chapelle Cheylard (1327) replete with frescoes from the period.

Market day: Sunday

At A Glance

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