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Saint Perdoux Cross

Saint Perdoux Cross
Its tips are shaped like clovers, symbolizing the Trinity. In the centre hangs an ochre crucifix: the cross symbolizes the instrument of torture and the Passion of Christ. The rays at the intersection of the branches recall the influence of Christ's life and offer hope for eternal life.
The cross of St. Perdoux, erected near a path, is probably a step on the path of a procession dedicated to the patron saint of the village, unless it commemorates an event of communal life.


Crambes Underground
Crambes underground to the west of St. Perdoux, was indicated in 1898. It is composed of a large number of rooms.
Halfway up the hill, on the south wall of a large funnel, there is a gallery with a bend in it, and three rooms. The access corridor ends perpendicularly at a distribution gallery that leads to a small square room on the right and a crossroads on the left. The plan of the underground makes it possible to judge its great development. Taking the left, we discovered an angled corridor leading to a large rectangular room.
Underground passages of this type are not rare in Perigord and were used for defensive purposes since ancient times. Crambes underground was certainly provided with a system of barricades and sighting holes to survey the entries.

Lookout Post at Crambes Cave

In the Purple Perigord, a number of natural undergrounds have served as refuges, like Saint-Perdoux, where we still see a lookout post.
Located at Crambes, this highly developed lookout post has several galleries and rooms. The lookout post confirms defensive role of the place. In case of battle, from this place a man might in this way, watch for the arrival of potential enemies, or discreetly open fire.
Crambes underground adopts the specific shapes of Perigord lookout posts.

Access Passage to Crambes Underground Rooms
In 1959, a Bergerac speleologist, Jean-Pierre Couturié, established the map of Crambes underground. This lookout post is located to the west of Saint-Perdoux.
A passage leads to a gallery through which one enters, from the right, a square room and a crossroads on the left. The scientist counted two other rooms, served by the same gallery.

Crambes underground is not visitable (private)

Saint-Perdoux Church

Saint-Perdoux Church
It is under the patronage of Saint Pardoux, who was the abbot of Gueret between the 7th and 8th centuries. The name comes from Latin and means "forgiveness".
Mentioned for the first time in 1298, the parish of Saint-Pardoux decided to build a new church between the 15th and the 16th centuries. Of Gothic style, characterized by its important stained-glass windows, its height, a form of spirit going up to heaven (a symbol of prayer), its columns, its simple intersecting capitals and rib vaults, which give an impression of elegance and lightness. Initially equipped with a wall belfry, the building was quite altered in the 19th century. There is now a narrow wall belfry, detached from the front to accommodate an arched portal and a large oculus ultimately surmounted by a bell bay.
To see inside:
- Large crucifix with instruments of the Passion well represented: hammer, pliers etc. ...
-Large altarpiece with columns under which lies the ancient altar, well preserved.
The medieval buildings were often restored during the nineteenth century, when they have not been demolished to be completely rebuilt.
In 2007 they were fully restored.

Saint-Perdoux Church Cross

Saint-Perdoux Church Cross
Near Saint-Perdoux Church, founded in modern times, and profoundly altered in the 19th century, stands a massive cross.
It is a Latin cross in stone. It symbolizes the torture of Jesus, and thus, Man in his universality. At the centre of the cross, a kind of radiating candelabra is carved.
Raising this cross is undoubtedly related to an important event in parish life, or perhaps it marks a step in the path of a procession .

Numerous bourgeois homes (private).