Tower of Trebaix, French Heritage monument to Villeseque

This commandery templiere of the baylie of Quercy, depended on Lacapelle-Livron at the beginning of XIIIe century.

Jacques July specifies dasn his Templiers work and hospital in Quercy that: Appendices of this commandery it has to retain the '' member '' of Trebaix, in the department of the Batch, commune of Villeseque, because one can still see a tower there has ogival door sculptee and with the first a beautiful keystone stages

In parallel Annals of midday (re-examined archaeological, historical, and philological of southernmost France, Volume 75), specify that: Templiers, and after them the Hospital ones, were lords of Trebaix with all jurisdictions. Their seigniory was to have in the west, north and the south the same limits that the current commune of Villeseque.

It will dependera ensuitre the Hospital ones.

Original turn-room remains only one rectangular tower.

The vault of XIVe century in ground floor includes/understands:

  • keystone to the Jean-Baptiste saint,
  • doors in gothic arch,
  • defensive borings,
  • latrines,
  • oculus.

The main building, ruins at the 19th century, does not exist more.

The vault of the 14th century is surmontee of a Upper House remaniee with 16th.

Tower of Trebaix
Crédit photo : (Tower of Trebaix, villeseque)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Tower of Trebaix, Commandery of the Quercy, dependent of Lacapelle-Livron Alice at the beginning of the 13th century, then passed to the Hospitallers. The original tour-room (...) Tower of Trebaix, French Heritage monument to Villeseque villeseque, lot

Location and general information

  • identifier : 72687
  • item : Tour de Trébaïx
  • Location of the building :
    • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Villesèque
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 46335
  • Zip code of the municipality : 46090
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : Commandery
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 13th century
    • 14th century
  • Date of protection : 2004/01/22 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2005/08/26

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 :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • 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) :4 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • turn
    • chapel
    • latrine
    • latrines
  • 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 : property of a private person 2004
  • Details : La tour en totalité (cad. A 592) : inscription par arrêté du 22 janvier 2004
  • Mérimée reference : PA46000034

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

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Description of this building by Gaël C :

Tour de Trebaïx - Juillet 2011

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