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Assier

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Assier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot
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Village of the Regional Nature Park of the Quercy Limestone Plateaus, Assier offers visitors its 16th-century Renaissance buildings, which are the castle and the church. This latter is especially rich in carved figures as one can see on the outside frieze of the building, which represents war scenes. The funeral chapel of the church boasts Galiot de Genouillac's tomb, master of the artillery of François I and founder of the castle and the church of the village. Partly destroyed in the 18th century, the Renaissance château flanked by towers nevertheless kept its prestigious appearance, with its interior and exterior decoration typical of this period.

Every summer in July, the village of Assier hosts a music festival named "Assier dans tous ses états", an event dedicated to jazz, improvisation and theatre.

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Assier

Sa situation géographique, son histoire, ses traditions, ses spécialités gastronomiques.

Things to see and do

Exemplary evidence of the dissemination of Renaissance art outside of the Loire Valley, Assier Castle, built between 1518 and 1535, is the work of a wealthy gentleman, Galiot Genouillace, grand equerry of France and large Master artillery Francis. Its vast quadrilateral layout remains the entrance wing pierced with a portal to portal, pediments and loggias. Its courtyard façade is decorated with rows of windows and wide frieze, carved with emblems referring to the military functions of Galiot Genouillace and the legend of Hercules.

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The 16th century castle
The 16th century castle
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A castle tower
A castle tower
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