A Visigothic past, a baroque church, a place where it is good to stroll … You are in Castelsagrat in the Quercy!
Located on the ancient Roman road known as “la Clermontoise”, which ran from Bordeaux to Lyon, the city of Castelsagrat had to undergo great invasions until the end of the Middle Ages. The discovery of a Visigothic tomb proves the occupation of the land in the 5th and 6th centuries by the Visigoths.
In the 13th century, Alphonse de Poitiers made Castelsagrat a country house which revolves around the central square and the church. The latter offers a real explosion of baroque style: twisted columns, cherubs, garlands and insects …
On the Place de Castelsagrat, many vestiges have survived from the time when the bastide was created in 1270. It is surrounded by galleries on four sides, supported by semicircular stone arches and bordered by half-timbered houses. .
The 14th century church houses one of the most beautiful altarpieces in Europe. A pedestrian path invites you to discover the surrounding terroir, landscapes of hills and valleys.
Photo credit: Franck Alary Photographie©