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Pessan

Village de Pessan

Pessan

The Benedictine abbey of Pessan was founded in the 9th century.  It would remain so until 18th century, when it was replaced by a chapter of twelve canons. Pessan is a former bastide that received a "customs charter", bestowing certain privileges to its population, in 1270. Its architecture remains remarkable. It features a number of Gallo-Roman vestiges, a sculpted white marble sarcophagus at En Castéra, and a treasure trove of medieval coins.  

Don't miss, in Pessan

  • The church, a former abbey built in the 12th and 13th centuries that is now a listed historical building, features a Romanesque transept, Gothic choir, reconstructed vaulted nave, square tower, Romanesque capitals and frieze,  woodwork, choir stalls, a gilded wooden altar, a 16th-century Pietà, 17th- and 18th-century statues and paintings, and 18th-century gilded wooden chandeliers. 
  • At the town hall you may view a display of medieval coins. 
  • Fortified tower gate; 
  • Private castles; 
  • Lovely half-timbered houses; 
  • Former windmill.

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