A little bit of History
Archaeological research in Allassac city centre provide evidence for the presence of inhabitants dating back to the ancient times.
In the Middle-Ages the City develops around a castrum. As an example, the Tour César is a vestige of the Comborn’s 13 th century palatial home.
In the 15th century, noble families of the area build prestigious medieval manors as The Manoir des Tours. One century later, the church is furnished and fitted with remarkable Baroque-style furniture and fittings.
The French Revolution marks a break in the city development.
Prosperity comes back again in 1850 with slate -mining and vine cultivation. The coming of the railway in 1893 promotes the export of fresh fruit and vegetables that have replaced vine (philoxera having ruined the vineyards of the whole area).
In the 20th century, the slate quarry begins to decline before being revived in the years 2000.
Allassac is a city which develops mixing tradition and modernity.