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Romain Péroua OT Cahors

This former prison is the former palace of Via.
This palace, built in the XNUMXth century by Pierre Via, the brother-in-law of Pope John XXII (born in Cahors), was refurbished in the 1790th century when it became a prison from XNUMX.

With over 200 years of history as a departmental prison, it is the oldest prison in France. In 2006, it still had around sixty detainees. It closed its doors in July 2012.

One of its chimneys, dating from the XNUMXth century, now deposed, once served as a lighthouse in order to indicate to the boatmen the location of the port of Cahors.

This monument cannot be visited.

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Rue du Château du Roi
CAHORS
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