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  • 1 Monolithic Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place de l'Église-Monolithe

    The church was made by extending caves and quarries. It is said that at times there were between five and fifty-five monks hollowing out the rock. The interior is an impressive sight due to the sheer scale of the naves carved out of the rock and the ..

  • 2 Cordeliers Cloister

    Religious buildings

    2 bis rue de la Porte-Brunet

    Built in the 14C at the same time as the chapel, the square cloister is composed of twinned columns, supporting Romanesque-style arches. In front of the staircase leading to the monks' cells is a 15C Gothic arch. Covered in vegetation with birds sing..

  • 3 Brunet Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue de la Porte-Brunet

    This is one of the 6 gateways along the 13C ramparts, consolidated in subsequent centuries by a machicoliated watchpath. There is a view of the vineyards from here. One night in January 1794, Girondin outlaws (companions of Guadet) escaped through th..

  • 4 Château du Roi

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place des Créneaux

    Used as a town hall until 1720, the castle was supposed established either by Louis VIII or by Henry III Plantagenêt in the 13C. The rectangular keep, known as the King's Tower, perched on a rocky base, has latrines in its outer walls. From the summi..

  • 5 Catacombs

    Religious buildings

    place du Marché

    In the cliff next to the chapel are galleries formerly used as a necropolis, as evidenced by the numerous tombs hollowed out of the rock. The main part was later transformed into a charnel house: a hole can be seen in the central cupola into which th..

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