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Bourg de Visa

During the Celtic invasions, between 600 and 500 BC, a small community of hunters and farmers settled on the highest part (+ 232m), located in the center of the narrow plateau that extends to Brassac and Beauville.
On this promontory, easy access, was built a large tower of wood, surrounded at a distance of a palisade. The excellent location, forest and agricultural wealth, many sources, made this workplace of choice, a small crossing point and a break between the Quercy, Agen, and Moissac.

The Saint Honoré of the parish was St. Quirin, converted to Roman Christianity. A century later, the toponym Divitiacum appears, is at about this time that the castle was built from Bourg-Divitiac whose enclosure included the Chapel of St. Quirin.

This castle, which some vestiges remain, was built along the lines of those in the region: Montagu, Brassac, Moissaguel and outside the region, that of Villandraut en Gironde.

During the revolution, part of the castle housing the manorial records was burned. However, thanks to civil documents held by the parishes and the archives of the castle of Malherbe (between Beauville and Bourg-de-Visa), it could be reconstructed much of the fate of Bourg-de-Visa, village that followed both the evolution of the Kingdom that the fate of the two Abbeys: Marcilhac-sur-Célé and Saint Maurin.

Bourg-de-Visa (82190)
City Hall
Mme Arlette Lainé
Place de la Marie, 82190 Bourg-de-Visa
05 63 94 25 45
05 63 94 57 36

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