La Grange aux Dimes de La Cassagne some 20km from Sarlat is a remarkable rural building protected as a Historic Monument.
Its construction would be the work of the Order of the Templars and more precisely of the Commanderie de Saint-Jean de Condat.
This barn was restored in the 15th century and was used as stables for the castle.
Nicknamed the Temple, this "barn" with the appearance of a gentleman's manor consists of a rectangular room of three bays with ribbed vaults which seems to date from the 13th century.
The building is used by the Church to store the proceeds of the tithe levy, hence its name!
The lower room is simply exceptional with its double arches and archaic cross vaults.
The barn was bought by Olivier Chopin de Janvry, an architect in Paris, who magnificently restored this building and surrounded it with a garden. Fascinated by the caricaturist SEM, he exhibits all his works there!
Every year, the Grange Dimière presents an exhibition of lithographs, drawings and posters by SEM, who was a famous cartoonist of the Belle Epoque.
He drew more than a thousand heads of people, almost all of them identified: politicians, military leaders, kings and queens, artists, painters, composers, writers, actors...
La Grange Dimière
24120 Terrasson-La Villedieu
Tel: 05 53 51 66 43
Off season phone : 01 39 76 90 37
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