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Palace
Duèze

Our 9-room hotel is located in the heart of the Palais Duèze.

The Duèze palace is a building built by the Duèze family, bourgeois of Cahors, at the beginning of the 14th century. The Duèze family is a family from Cahors, known in particular for having given a pope, Jean XXII, several cardinals and having built this palace of which there remains, seven centuries later, the very high tower classified as a historical monument since July 12, 1886.

The tower is built on a regular rectangular plan of 6 m x 7 m, in ashlar and brick. It has five floors, with a ribbed vault on the ground floor. Its height exceeds 30 meters.

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Church
Saint-Barthélémy

Our hotel is in the immediate vicinity of the monument.

The church first bore the name of Saint-Etienne. It must have been one of the religious establishments mentioned in the testament of Saint Didier. It is from the beginning of the 14th century that the name of Saint-Barthélemy gradually imposed itself.

The oldest part of the church is a section of wall, dating from the 11th century. The church was in a bad condition in 1320, when Pope John XXII gave the impulse to rebuild it as it was the church in which he was baptized. Jeanne de Frézapa is authorized to build a chapel there in 1321. Pierre Duèze, in 1324, and his son Arnaud, in 1332, founded chapelries there. This was not enough to complete the reconstruction of the church. Part of the vaults had to be built in the first half of the 15th century. The building was classified as a historical monument in 19331.

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