Some 2 hours from Toulouse, about an hour from Aurillac and Rodez (international airport). Thirty or so kilometres from Villefranche-de-Rouergue, the “Pearl of Rouergue”, but also near to the historic town of Figeac, proud of its impressive protected sector. All shops and amenities are ten minutes away by car.
Where the borders of the French departments of Aveyron, Cantal and Lot meet, in the Ségala-Limargue region with its wealth of architectural heritage and greatly varying landscapes. The vast schistose plateaux carved with narrow, steep-sided valleys are alongside forests, a multitude of streams, enclosed fields, rounded hills as well as picturesque villages, numerous castles and other outstanding sites. An ideal starting point from which to visit and explore an exceptional series of sites and monuments created by nature and by Man: the contrasting landscapes of the Lot and Célé valleys, Rocamadour, Valentré bridge, Padirac sinkhole, Pech-Merle caves as well as the villages of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Maurs, Capdenac and Cardaillac.
This building, rebuilt from ruins on more than on occasion over the centuries, was predominantly reconstructed in the 19th century after the demolition of the church that adjoined it. The date of 1817 engraved on the west gate in the perimeter wall is no doubt an indication of these major works. Spanning two levels (excluding the cellars and the attic space which could be converted), this building has a steep-sloped slate roof. The main building is flanked on the north side by two towers. The large round tower on the north-east corner could be that which linked the castle to the church. Levelled off, it still has its crown of machicolation but appears to have been predominantly rebuilt during the construction of the north section of the castle, the neo-Gothic style of which resembles architecture from the late Middle-Ages. The second tower, on the north-west corner, is topped with a candlesnuffer roof. It houses a narrow spiral stairway.
The building on the south side, built on vestiges of the perimeter wall, is set at right angles to the main building. It features traces of a geminated opening, possibly dating from the 13th century, which has been condemned by the adding of a casement window that bears witness to works carried out in the 17th century. On the east side, it is also possible to see a small window with a three-lobed lintel.
A third tower, also levelled off, marks the junction of the two buildings on the south-west corner. It is currently empty, having lost the large spiral stairway that once provided access to the upper floors.
This unusual and appealing residence, standing proudly in the heart of the peaceful village that it dominates, is a superb find. Lovers of the area around Figeac appreciate the region for its beautiful, varied scenery, its history, the wealth of its heritage and, above all, for its pleasant way of life. To those who worry about the isolation of this part of Lot, others reply that it is, no doubt, the price to pay for enjoying and preserving these virtues. We would, therefore, address the latter. It is clear that all enthusiasts of our architectural heritage will want to rekindle the splendour of this historic gem whilst taking care to ensure that it is handed down to future generations. Although this castle is predominantly now habitable as a summer residence, it is in need of major renovation and modernisation works, notably because it has no central heating system. The south-east section is the most in need of restoration as the first floor of the carcass is damaged.
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|Land registry surface area||7407 m2|
|Main building surface area||624 m2|
Périgord, Limousin, Quercy
Ilan Libert       +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.