Visit Cahors


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

The Duèze Palace is a building constructed by the Duèze family, bourgeois of Cahors, at the beginning of the 14th century. The Duèze family is a family from Cahors, known for having given a pope, John XXII, several cardinals and for 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 first floor. Its height exceeds 30 meters.

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Our hotel is in the immediate vicinity of the monument.

The church was originally named after Saint-Etienne. It must have been one of the religious establishments mentioned in the testament of Saint Didier. From the beginning of the 14th century onwards, the name of Saint Bartholomew was gradually adopted.

A section of wall, dating from the 11th century, is the oldest part of the church. The church was in a bad state in 1320, but Pope John XXII gave the impulse to rebuild it because it was the church in which he was baptized. Jeanne de Frézapa was authorized to build a chapel 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 must have been built in the first half of the 15th century. The building was classified as a historical monument in 1933.

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