CASTELNAU-MONTRATIER www.castelnau-montratier.fr

A long history Castelnau-Montratier was undoubtedly occupied by the Romans. There are significant Roman relics of the 1st and 2nd century found to "Moulin du Souquet '. Moreover, Castelnau region was crossed by six Roman roads.

 

 

In 11th century, a new castle was built, which then was destroyed by Simon de Montfort during the Albigensian war in 1214. In 1250 the town was rebuilt by Lord Raties, which then gave its name to the village, Castelnau-Montratier. It was built as a Bastide. The structure of the city and the central square with its arcades and pregnant survived, although three of the five gates have disappeared. Here you also will find all de daily needs in the shops.

 

To see:

La Maison Jacob

Grand imposing the 13th century building containing the library, the school of music and showrooms.

Église Saint Martin

Byzantine-Romanesque style. Celebrated its centenary in 2007.

Les Moulins à Vents

Three beautiful windmills stand proudly at the entrance to the village and witnessed a rich and prosperous past.

Les Lavoirs

Laundrette Truffle: a road with a beautiful view takes you from Place de Foirail to the laundry.
Lavoir de Fontenilles: an old trough.