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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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  • We could not visit because there was nobody home. But the place and the framework are beautiful.
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  • Built by a close to François Ier, this castle built all the innovations of the Renaissance. However, this building, managed by National Monuments, is no longer in perfect condition. Very beautiful facades, some (not furnished) rooms, superb staircase. A short but interesting visit.
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  • Beautiful historic place in a picturesque village in the Lot region. Market on alternate Mondays, good time to wander round to the Château.  more »
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  • Nice, too bad that there is no guided tour...
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  • Ruins of Castle of rennaisance. just the West façade is good condition
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  • The history of this small castle is interesting, his visit is fast three quarters of an hour, absence of furniture however the renaissance with its sculpted stones style make the charm operates.
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  • Little fun to visit castles...
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