Rendez-vous at the Château of Assier

  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

Rendez-vous at the Château of Assier Château d’Assier 46320 Assier fr

An important landmark for Renaissance architecture and decoration

Galiot de Genouillac, the hero of Marignan, built the Château d’Assier in the 16th century. It is a significant example of Renaissance architecture in Quercy. Of the four wings there now only remains the main body of the western dwelling which is richly decorated with sculpted friezes and emblems.

Practical information

  • Monument partially accessible to people with limited mobility
  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
  • Guided tour: French (Reservations: 2 weeks)
  • Permanent exhibition: evocation of the ancient buildings in the castle courtyard

Access

  • Main road between Figeac/Rocamadour: 19 km north-west of Figeac
  • From Figeac: RN140 for 16 km Brive then D653 Assier
  • From motorway A20 exit n°56, direction Figeac

Contact

Château d’Assier
46320 Assier
Tel: +33 (0)5 65 40 40 99