The bastide (fortified hilltop) town was not founded until the beginning
of the 13th century.
The grand house of the Master of Venery, facing the S side of the parish church, has several carvings relevant to hunting
high up on the N façade.
Below one of these vignettes (some carved almost in the round) is a rather
evidently copied from a Romanesque original, perhaps one on the now-destroyed abbey at nearby
photo by Jacques Martin
For a fine, probably twelfth-century, exhibitionist nearby, see Bruniquel.
The adjoining House of the Master of Falconry also has carvings - mainly avian.
Higher up the Grand' Rue is the Maison Prunet
(now the Musée de l'Art du Sucre)
which sports, high up, another male exhibitionist - an ape.
These two photos by Jacques Martin.
The carvings of the Maison Prunet are neither so numerous, so varied nor of as high a quality as the Maison du Grand Veneur.