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Chateau of Assier, Assier

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The Château d'Assier is located in Assier, in the Lot department of the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-west France. It is an example of the diffusion of Renaissance château architecture from the Loire Valley into other parts of France.HistoryBuilt between 1518 and 1535, the château was commissioned by Jacques Galiot de Genouillac, Grand Squire of France under King François I. The château was designed as a large quadrangle, on each side, flanked by massive round towers at each corner, capped with ogival domes.Jeanne, only heiress of Galiot de Genouillac, married Charles de Crussol, vicomte d'Uzès . In 1768, their descendant, the duc d'Uzès, sold most of the château to demolition contractors, who pulled down the buildings and sold the materials. The duke retained the west wing for agricultural uses. In spite of the classification of the building as a historic monument, by Prosper Mérimée in 1841, the agricultural use continued until the whole of the surviving building was acquired by the French state in 1934. Since 1901, when it was registered as a monument historique, extensive restoration works have been carried out. The building is now in the care of the Centre des monuments nationaux, and is open to the public.
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  • A very beautiful village, its Lake, the Church and its exellent chateau.un Baker and confectioner if aretter merit.
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  • Beautiful façade of the castle of which there is unfortunately this... we can that regret that it is not in better shape! the Church is also to visit... Nice little village which is worth to a stop if you are in the area.
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  • We arrived before the opening of the Castle at 2 pm so after a picnic in front of it, we did the tour of the village and the Church. It is true that the Castle alone remains a bit simple but overall with the village, it gets more interesting.
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