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Albi in Tarn Département, Midi-Pyrénées, France
 

Hôtel de Fenasse

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
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Illustration caption: Vue de la rue Sainte-Etienne fin XIXe. Dessin de Liozu.
Inscription. La maison romane ou Hôtel de Fenasse (XIIe siècle) Ce bel hôtel de la seconde moitié du XIIe siècle fait partie des quelques édifices civils romans de la région Midi-Pyrénées. Il appartenait, à l’origine, à une riche famille albigeoise, les Fenasse. Vers 1300, Guillaum Fenasse fut condamnéé pour catharisme et son hôtel confisqué, devint propriété d’un frère de l’évéque, Béraud de Fargues. Il passa ensuite aux mains du sénéchal de Toulouse avant de devenir propriété d’Etienne Lacombe, riche négociant albigeois. Bien que remaniée en briques au cour des siècles, cette demeure témoigne de l’utilisation de la pierre calcaire durant la période romane en Albigeois, pour des édifices de qualité: portail roman en plein cintre, encadrée de colonnes à chapiteaux. Le rez-de-chaussée porte la trace de grandes arcades qui abritaient des boutiques ouvertes sur la rue.

English:
The Romanesque house or “Hotel de Fenasse” (12th century)
This beautiful private mansion dates back to the 12th century, and is one of several existing Romanesque buildings in the Midi-Pyrenees region that was originally for private use.

The residence initially belonged to the Fenasses, a wealthy Albi family. Around 1300, Guillaume Fenasse was condemned for Catharism (considered a form of heresy) and his mansion passed into the hands of

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By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
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a brother of bishop Beraud de Farques. It then became the property of the Seneschal of Toulouse, before changing owners yet again, this time passing to Etienne Lacombe, a wealthy Albi businessman. Although it was remodeled in brick over the centuries, the residence is still a good example of the high-quality limestone buildings constructed during the Romanesque period in Albi. There remains a Romanesque gate and an opening with a semi-circular arch surrounded by capital columns. On the ground floor, it is still possible to see traces of the large arcades which sheltered shops looking out onto the street.

Spanish:
Hôtel de Fenasse (siglo XII)
Esta Hermosa casa señorial data de la segunda mitad del siglo XII y es una de las pocas construcciones civiles de estilo románico de la región.
Pertenecía a una familia acomodada de Albi, los Fenasse. Hacia el año 1300, Guillaume Fenasse fue condenado por herejía. La casa fue confiscada y entregada a un hermano del obispo Béraud de Fargues. Posteriormente perteneció, entre otros, al senescal de Tolosa y a Etienne Lacombe, un rico comerciante de la ciudad.
La puerta y el arco de medio punto flanqueado por dos columnas de esta residencia son un buen ejemplo de la utilización de la piedra caliza durante el Románico en la región de Albi, un uso que se reservaba a las construcciones de calidad. En la planta baja todavía
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
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se observaron las señales de las grandes arcadas que otrora albergaron tiendas.
 
Erected by Ville d’Albi.
 
Location. 43° 55.764′ N, 2° 8.711′ E. Marker is in Albi, Midi-Pyrénées, in Tarn Département. Marker is at the intersection of Rue de la Buade and Rue Emile Grand on Rue de la Buade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albi, Midi-Pyrénées 81000, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Les berges du Tarn (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Le pont Vieux (about 120 meters away); Le bourg Saint-Salvi (about 150 meters away); Le palais de la Berbie (about 150 meters away); La Temporalité (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Le palais de la Berbie (about 210 meters away); Les jardins de la Berbie (about 210 meters away); Hôtel Reynes (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albi.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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