This medieval town on a bend in the Dordogne grew around its 9th century Benedictine abbey of Saint-Pierre.
Today the abbey church remains a classical example of Romanesque architecture from the 12th century, combined with a tower and belfry in Gothic design. Its southern portal is most impressive for its ornate sculptures.
The town's narrow streets are filled with attractive façades and it's worth wandering down to the lovely church by the river and taking a ride on the gabares boats. In May the whole town comes alive with an annual strawberry festival.