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Figeac on the River Lot

Figeac is a “Town of Art and History” is more than worthy of this status, only awarded to places with an exceptionally rich architectural/historical heritage plus the determination to conserve and enhance it. Its history goes back well over a thousand years to the foundation of a Benedictine house, which gave rise to a settlement that grew and prospered along with the abbey. By the 13th-14th C. Figeac was a thriving centre of commerce, whose rich merchants were to found all over Europe and around the Mediterranean. Naturally, these wealthy families built houses which reflected their social position by their size and the beauty of their facades; and the fact the town is situated in the Limargue meant that high-quality fine-grained sandstone was readily available from the local quarries. Many of which still remain for the greater pleasure of residents and visitors alike.
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F008.- Church Saint Jerome
F008.- Church Saint Jerome
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F010.Views from the Church of Jerome
F010.Views from the Church of Jerome
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F013.- Interior of Saint Jerome Church and the following 11 images
F013.- Interior of Saint Jerome Church and the following 11 images
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F034.- The River Lot
F034.- The River Lot
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