Church, French Heritage monument to St cirq lapopie

About the castle of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

This castle was located on a steep rock which has over one hundred metres of elevation and that juts into the Valley of the Lot, so that it can be attacked by one side. It was almost razed by order of Louis XI, because Raymond de Cardailhac chatelain took advantage against him in favour of the Duke of Berri in the war of the public weal. It was rebuilt under the reign of Charles VIII, who gave great favors to Raymond de Cardailhac, for the rigours he had suffered during the previous reign.

The land of St. - Cirq belonged to la maison de Cardailhac since 1229, since this year there Bertrand de Cardailhac, the same who commanded the second corps of the army of Montfort, paid homage to this land to Raymond count of Toulouse. One of his descendants, the name as Bertrand, received in 1395 the Castle and the land of St. - Cirq for part of his paternal rights and was the source of the barons de Cardailhac - St.Cirq. His son, Jean de Cardailhac, became Governor and Seneschal of the province of Quercy in 1450. This was the son of the latter that arma for the duc de Berri against Louis XI. He was punished by the devastation of his land of St. - Cirq, Cieurac, BH, Concots and Aujols. The son also bore the name of Raymond; He fought at the battle of St - Aubin for the Duke of Orléans, from Louis XII, and was appointed SÉNÉCHAL and Governor of the Quercy. Geoffroi de Cardailhac, who died childless, was the last of this branch.

Source: Statistics of the Department of the Lot by Jacques Antoine Delpon

(Church, st cirq lapopie)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church, « Church » is a construction of the city of St cirq lapopie (France, Lot). Church, French Heritage monument to St cirq lapopie st cirq lapopie, lot

Location and general information

  • identifier : 72619
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Lot
    • Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 46256
  • Zip code of the municipality : 46330
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 12th century
    • 13th century
    • 14th century
    • 15th century
  • Date of protection : 1911/07/13 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/30

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : a900087b73d5057bf04672c81563043c.jpg
  • Details : Eglise : classement par arrêté du 13 juillet 1911
  • Mérimée reference : PA00095227

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