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The Recollets

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Convent in Caussade
  • The Recollet Fathers were called by the town in 1681, by order of the king and the bishop of Cahors.

  • During the Wars of Religion, Caussade became a Protestant stronghold, in the orbit of Montauban, the Protestant capital of the South-West. After the Catholic reconquest of royal power, the latter had the religious order of the Récollets installed in Caussade in 1681. There they are responsible for educating poor boys and spreading the Christian faith. The building is then made up of three buildings organized in a U around a central courtyard (housing a garden) and a cloister.

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    During the Wars of Religion, Caussade became a Protestant stronghold, in the orbit of Montauban, the Protestant capital of the South-West. After the Catholic reconquest of royal power, the latter had the religious order of the Récollets installed in Caussade in 1681. There they are responsible for educating poor boys and spreading the Christian faith. The building is then made up of three buildings organized in a U around a central courtyard (housing a garden) and a cloister.

    The municipality of Caussade purchased the building in the 18th century after the French Revolution to convert it into a public building.

    The chapel served as a parish church in 1791 and again in 1879-1882 during the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame church. It now houses the cinema theater. The rest of the buildings were used for the justice of the peace and as a primary school until 1970. Since then, these places have housed the Tourist Office, associations, meeting and exhibition spaces. The conference room on the first floor pays tribute to Pierre du Calvet, a native of Caussade. On the ground floor we admire the culverin, caliber 75, melted to support the siege of 1573.
  • Environment
    • Town location
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  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
  • Services
    • Wi-fi
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
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