Eglise de Larrazet et son retable

LARRAZET
and its baroque alterpiece

Eglise de Larrazet et son retable. Laetis

Larrazet is a bastide constructed on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Gimone valley.
Do not miss a visit to the Sainte Marie Madeleine church  and its unique baroque altarpiece and the Renaissance castle of Johan de Cardailhac.

Larrazet,  the gateway to Lomagne

Once past the Garonne you enter Lomagne and Larrazet is the first village you will cross.

Discover this bastide with its old half-timbered  houses, its narrow streets lined with cutlery, its vestiges of ramparts and its church which contains a baroque altarpiece from the 17th century.

Village de Larrazet en Lomagne

Village de Larrazet en Lomagne. Lesbroz

The church of Sainte Marie-Madeleine

The church of Sainte Marie-Madeleine, in Gothic style and entirely built in freestone, was also rebuilt in the 16th century by Abbot Johan de Cardailhac. The octagonal bell tower is adorned with gargoyles and rises to 30m.

Décors église de Larrazet

Décors église de Larrazet. Laetis

A unique baroque alterpiece

Visitors are immediately drawn to the splendid baroque stucco altarpiece built on site in 1687 by Nicolas Board. It occupies the entire surface of the chevet up to the vault, some 60m². Stucco is a paste similar to plaster, which can be shaped. It allows great freedomand we feel movement, in the hair as well as in the clothes.
The twisted columns add to the impression of movement with a host of detail. Angels are everywhere.

The panel represents the meal at Simon's: Mary Magdalene is kneeling, a vase of perfume next to her, and is kissing Christ’s feet, wiping them with her hair.

Détail du retable baroque de Larrazet

Détail du retable baroque de Larrazet. laetis

Johan de Cardailhac's castle

The abbey château overlooks the Gimone valley. It was built on the remains of an older castle, which was built in 1265. Following great damage suffered during the Hundred Years War, Father Jean de Cardaillac redeveloped it and built a 3-storey tower whose staircase served the buildings.

What can we see here? The flamboyant, Gothic style tower, the magnificent barrel vaulted staircase which revolves around a central core, which can be seen when you visit the château.

Did you know it ?

There are several ribbed vaulted staircases in Lomagne, such as the one at the Château de Larrazet, in particular at the Château de Gramont.

Façade extérieure du château de Larrazet

Façade extérieure du château de Larrazet. laetis

We enjoy...

We like to picnic on the banks of the Gimone in the shade of the hundred-year-old plane trees.

 

See the picnic places

aire pique nique larrazet

To visit

  • The Church of Ste Madeleine
    Open all the year.
    Phone number: 05 63 20 70 94
  • Château Johan de Cardailhac
    - on July and August : from Friday to Monday dimanche from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    - On september : only on the  week-end from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    - Adult rate  : € 5
    - Child rate (until 8 years old : € 3,5
    Phone number: 05 63 20 76 50
Maison de Larrazet

Maison de Larrazet