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Castelsagrat

Category
Castelsagrat
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Castelsagrat

Située sur l'ancienne voie romaine dite "la Clermontoise", qui allait de Bordeaux à Lyon, la cité de Castelsagrat dut subir les grandes invasions jusqu'à la fin du Moyen-Age. La découverte d'une tombe Wisigothique prouve l'occupation du sol au Ve et VIe siècle par les Wisigoths.

Au XIIIe siècle, Alphonse de Poitiers fit de Castelsagrat une bastide qui s'articule autour de la place centrale et de l'église. Cette dernière propose une véritable explosion de style baroque : colonnes torses, angelots, guirlandes et insectes…

Sur la place de Castelsagrat, de nombreux vestiges ont subsisté de l'époque de la création de la bastide en 1270. Elle est entourée de galeries sur quatre côtés, soutenues par des arcs de pierre de plein cintre et longées de maisons à pans de bois.

[Visite virtuelle de Castelsagrat réalisée par Marie-Laure Moret et Franck Alary - Contribution: Sandy Communal Perrier, Charlotte Pandelé, Danielle Boudet, Nicole et Valentin Bortolussi, Jeannine Fraysse, Hugues Fraysse, Myriam Delattre.]

Address
Castelsagrat (82400)
Mairie
Francine Fillatre
Address
1 rue de l'Echauguette, 82400 Castelsagrat
Phone
05 63 94 24 65
Email
mairie-castelsagrat@info82.com
Site
www.castelsagrat.fr
Schedule
tuesday
thursday
friday
12:00 PM-05:00 PM

See more | Comments (0) | Updated on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by Olivier

Cazes-Mondenard

Category
Cazes-Mondenard
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Cazes-Mondenard

Cazes-Mondenard est une commune du Tarn-et-Garonne située entièrement dans le Quercy Blanc. Sur les coteaux entourant le village, mûrit le Chasselas de Moissac. La seigneurie de Mondenard était très divisée au XIIIe siècle. Elle était partagée entre les Durfort, les Gourdon, les Montaigut, les Luzech et les Mondenard. En 1205, Arnaud de Durfort donna à Raymond VI, comte de Toulouse, tous ses droits sur les châteaux de Mondenard et de Durfort. Guiraud de Gourdon fit de même en 1230 avec ses droits sur les châteaux de Sauveterre et de Mondenard. Hugues Arnaud de Creyssac, baron de Luzech, fit hommage au comte de toutes ses possessions dans les paroisses de Mondenard et de Sauveterre le 9 novembre 1237. La famille seigneuriale de Montagut (Monte Acuto) et de Mondenard (Monte Lanardo) abandonnèrent au comte de Toulouse la tutelle du château et de la seigneurie de Mondenard par un acte établi le 20 avril 1246. Ils voulaient ainsi permettre la création de commerces et de services indépendants sur le site de Cazes. Au XIVe siècle, tous les seigneurs précédemment cités ont disparu pour laisser la place aux descendants de Vital de Montaigut et d’Hermangarde de Mondenard. Ces derniers hésitèrent longtemps entre le nom de Montaigut et celui de Mondenard et finirent par opter pour de Mondenard.

Address
Cazes-Mondenard (82110)
Mairie
Jean-Michel Guilloteau
Address
Place de la Mairie, 82110 Cazes-Mondenard
Phone
05 63 95 83 44
Fax
05 63 95 80 49
Email
mairie-cazes.mondenard@info82.com
Site
www.cazes-mondenard.fr

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Sainte Juliette

Category
Sainte-Juliette
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Sainte-Juliette

Sainte-Juliette is the entry point of the Via Podiensis, the historical path from Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jacques de Compostela (also called GR 65).
Quercy-Blanc is this amazing territory with whitish trays on which rich green valleys go through.

Address
Sainte-Juliette (82110)
City Hall
Agnès Palmie
Phone
05 63 94 67 21
Fax
05 63 94 71 74
Email
mairie-sainte.juliette@info82.com
Site
www.sainte-juliette.fr

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Montjoi

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Montjoi
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Montjoi

In the 13th century Montjoi was the capital of a wide baillie covering twenty parishes. The name of the mother parish of Saint Martin was Puycastèl.
The founding of the walled town of Montjoi by Alphonse de Poitiers dates back to 1255-1256.
In 1287, Montjoi was transferred to King Edward 1st.
In 1580, during the wars of religion, the city was taken in August by the Catholics, then dismantled and ruined.

Address
Montjoi (82400)
City Hall
Christian Eurgal
Phone
05 63 94 24 90
Fax
05 63 94 25 07
Email
mairie-montjoi@info82.com

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Montagudet

Category
Montagudet
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Montagudet

Montagudet est un petit village français, situé dans le département du Tarn-et-Garonne et la région de Midi-Pyrénées. Ses habitants sont appelés les Montagudetois et les Montagudetoises.

Entouré par les communes de Saint-Amans-de-Pellagal, Lauzerte et Miramont-de-Quercy, Montagudet se trouve à 33 km au Nord-Ouest de Montauban, la plus grande ville à proximité, et à peu près à distance égale d'Agen et de Cahors.

La commune est établie sur les derniers contreforts Sud du Massif Central à 193 mètres d'altitude en Quercy Blanc (relief karstique), dans le Pays de Serres, plateau coupé de « serres » entre 2 rivières : la Barguelonne et la Séoune axées Nord-Sud avec des serres secondaires perpendiculaires.

Une polyculture traditionnelle s’échelonne des fonds de vallée (maïs) aux coteaux (vignes, vergers, boisements) et au plateau aride (céréales). Très peu de données historiques sont parvenues concernant le village, des constructions sont datées du XIIIème et XIVème siècle. L'habitat a peu évolué jusqu'à la moitié du XXème siècle. L’activité économique s'est également peu à peu diversifiée (artisans, commerçants, tourisme) de même que la population (arrivée de citadins, européens, personnes âgées en résidence).

Montagudet est actuellement une commune de 185 habitants, disséminés en 91 feux et 50 lieux-dits habités, sur 1218 hectares.

Address
Montagudet (82110)
City Hall
Jean Benois
Phone
05 63 94 60 69
Fax
05 63 94 60 56
Email
commune.montagudet@wanadoo.fr
Site
www.montagudet.fr
Schedule
wednesday
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
friday
03:00 PM-05:00 PM

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Touffailles

Category
Touffailles
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Touffailles

In the hollow of a verdant valley, bordered by wooded hills, this little village of 360 inhabitants appears to the tourist by the natural charm of its environment
 
On the spot, the village offers its shops:
A Grocer’s and  tobacconist’s, with newspapers and fuel, a bakery and its services: mairie, post-office, school.
On the hillside, the church of St Christopher, classified an historic monument and dating from the 15th century. It was restored in 1976, revealing for the visitor remarkable paintings executed in the 15th century.
Higher, from “la Tuque de St Gervais”, the visitor can discover magnificent views.
In the valley, all along the Séoune, where the sparking trout hunt, water mills make the clear water bubble.
Touffailles has known how to fit indispensable sporting and leisure developments into its attractive site.
 
A Shaded camp site, on the edge of a stream at the entry of  the village.
A tennis court
A floodlit “petanque” ground
A children playground near the tennis court
A municipal library
Sign posted walks: 2 circuits; 19 km long in total
 
Nearby, visitor must see MONTAIGU de QUERCY and it’s leisure lake, LAUZERTE, a century “bastide”, Moissac with its cloister and abbey. A little further away, BONAGUIL and it’s feudal castle, MONTAUBAN and the Ingres Museum, ROCAMADOUR, the 2nd most important site in France.
 
To the charm of walks, the tourist can add the relaxation of fishing and hunting.
 
On the farms you can buy many local products: melons – fresh vegetable …
 
Everybody who is looking for peace and relaxation will have a pleasurable stay in the this corner of Quercy where one lives so well.

Address
Touffailles (82190)
City Hall
Jean-Michel Barreau
Phone
05 63 94 48 91
Fax
05 63 94 48 91
Email
mairie-touffailles@info82.com
Site
City Hall

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Miramont de Quercy

Category
Miramont-de-Quercy
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Miramont-de-Quercy

North of the current location of the town of Miramont, a valley is called Bellecassagne.
Bellecassagne name indicates that this valley was covered with sturdy oaks, which made it a particularly beautiful forest: the forest of “belle cassagne” that is to say, “Fine Oak”.
During the Gallic period, the forest was the regional center of pagan worship rendered to God Teutates and the goddess Isis. Druids, priests of these deities had their residence and went there, especially the first day of the year to offer sacrifices, after picking mistletoe with their golden sickle. Hence the name of their residence "Guirola"which, even today, means the farm overlooking the valley.
The sacred fountain, filled today, near the church of Bellecassagne shows a construction Gallic.
The largest remnant of the Roman occupation is the Roman road known as Clermontois, probably connecting Bordeaux, capital of Aquitaine, in Clermont-Ferrand, the capital of Auvergne. We find on this path the village of Guirola, the name of the residence of the Druids during the time of the Gauls.
The Middle Ages had seen arise the Castle of Miramont, near the Clermontoise at the entrance of the village today.
But this is speculation: we don’t know when it was built nor when it was destroyed. The only certainty is that centuries ago that the ruins of the castle are in the condition we see today. Also continues the legend of the Castle, worthy of Perrault's tales ...
With the Hundred Years War is a period of insecurity that has arisen in the region. To put people away, a village is formed on the tray next to the castle, which provided the necessary protection as well.
Thus was built the town of Miramont.
This village had its church dedicated to St. Anthony. Of modest size, the church was perhaps the chapel of the castle slightly transformed. She disappeared during the revolution.
Today, in the town of Miramont, persist the church of Saint Pierre Najac in the valley of the Barguelonne and the church of Bellecassagne, whose name evokes the cult of the Virgin, to the twelfth century, succeeded the pagan worship of oaks. The pilgrimage takes place again on Sunday following September 8 is the last witness of the rich history of this chapel.

Address
Miramont-de-Quercy (82190)
City Hall
Gilbert Rozes
Phone
05 63 94 64 48
Fax
05 63 94 62 50
Email
mairie-miramont.de.quercy@info82.com
Site
www.miramont-de-quercy.fr

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Fauroux

Category
Fauroux
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Fauroux

Fauroux is a small town situated in the center of the district of Bourg de Visa. The village overlooks the valley of the Séoune, habitat is widely dispersed throughout the town.
Fauroux name comes from the word "Faure" (from the Latin form Occitan) which means blacksmith. This suggests that the owner of the forge has given its name to this place.
The church of Fauroux is intimately connected with that of the church of Saint-Romain, which it was to annex XVIII century, when it became chief town of 2 parishes. At that time the church of Fauroux was outside the village, north-east of the town near the Séoune.
The church of Fauroux was repaired in 1416 with money from the sale of the church bell of St. Romain, as they had been pledged.
In the fifteenth century the priory of Saint-Romain was rich. But the fact of war and death, the remaining inhabitants had become so poor that the rector authorized them to take the bell pledged to dispose of their profit. It is up to them to make when the parish again become habitable.
The original Romanesque church almost in ruins, the architect Ray chooses for the new church gothic style, very popular in the late nineteenth century. The church of Saint-Cyprien of Fauroux was constructed above the village and was blessed September 19, 1880 by Father Defargues, vicar general of the diocese.
In relative isolation, the church of Saint-Romain overlooking the hamlet of the same name. The discovery of remains of a Gallo-Roman mosaics in geometric patterns (end of the third and early fourth century) suggests that it took over an ancient place of worship. Embedded in the pavement of the choir of the church you can see a Gallo-Roman mosaic.
Since the church has undergone many revisions. The gate opened at noon warhead reflects the era of the Middle Ages and the tower-wall, pierced with three embrasures, was rebuilt in the nineteenth century.
Recently restored, it illuminates its whiteness and the walker is sure to stop in the shade of chestnut.

Address
Fauroux (82190)
City Hall
Pierre Vieillevigne
Phone
05 63 94 26 47
Fax
05 63 94 26 47
Email
mairie-fauroux@info82.com
Site
City Hall
Schedule
monday
tuesday
thursday
friday
09:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Bourg de Visa

Category
Bourg-de-Visa
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
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.

Address
Bourg-de-Visa (82190)
City Hall
Mme Arlette Lainé
Address
Place de la Marie, 82190 Bourg-de-Visa
Phone
05 63 94 25 45
Fax
05 63 94 57 36
Email
mairie-de-bourgdevisa@info82.com

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Sainte Juliette

Category
Sainte-Juliette
Tarn et Garonne
Site to visit
Sainte-Juliette

Sainte-Juliette est le point d’entrée de la Via Podiensis, le chemin historique partant du Puy-en-Velay vers Saint-Jacques de Compostelle (appelé aussi GR 65).
Le Quercy-Blanc est ce territoire étonnant avec des plateaux blanchâtres sur lesquels s’entrouvrent de riches vallées verdoyantes.

Address
Sainte-Juliette (82110)
Mairie
Agnès Palmie
Phone
05 63 94 67 21
Fax
05 63 94 71 74
Email
mairie-sainte.juliette@info82.com
Site
www.sainte-juliette.fr
Vivre au pays

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