Castanet is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department INSEE
Bourg-de-Visa is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department INSEE
Bioule is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department INSEE
Bourret is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department INSEE
Auvillar is a commune in the department of Tarn-et-Garonne and the Occitanie region, situated at the edge of the Lomagne region on the banks of the Garonne river. Since 1994, Auvillar has been voted one of the "most beautiful villages in France" with its harbor area and outstanding monuments like the circular hall, the clock tower and the Church of St. Peter. Auvillar is a stop for pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, its inhabitants are called Auvillaraises. The village is located between the cities of Agen and Montauban, it is situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river. The view stretches from the gates of the Aquitaine to the coast of Quercy. After the long plain, a suspension bridge crosses the Garonne between Auvillar port. First known as a city Gallo-Romane Auvillar was an oppidum set on a rocky outcrop, it suffered many invasions of Normans until the eleventh century. In the twelfth century, the city became the property of the Count of Armagnac. Becoming in the sixteenth century part of the kings of Navarre.
Auvillar became attached to the crown of France after the crowning of Henri IV in 1589. Its fortress subjected the city to many conflicts in the region, from the Crusade against the Albigensians, the Hundred Years' War, the wars of religion and the Catholic League. In the seventeenth to the nineteenth century Auvillar owed its prosperity to two industries and the preparation of pens of goose feathers used in calligraphy. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, boatman traffic reached 3000 boats per year. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department INSEE City life Official web site schools Mon Village et Vous
Bruniquel is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. The tiny fortified village of 561 inhabitants is at an altitude of 250 m by the river Aveyron; the river Vère flows northward through the commune flows into the Aveyron, which forms most of the commune's northern border. The village is a picturesque mixture of old pink stone and red tile with a dramatic belfry, medieval gateways and defensive walls. Two feudal medieval castles dominate the village and the valley, one of, the Château de Bruniquel. The'old' castle was built in the 12th century on the ruins of an earlier fortress said to have been founded by Queen Brunehaut in the 6th century and remained occupied until the 20th century, it was the home of William of Tudela who wrote the first part of La Chanson de la Croisade Albigeoise, an account of the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars. The castle is notable for a gallery 20 metres long in Renaissance style overhanging the valley of which it offers steep views that many visitors find alarming.
The ` young' castle occupied for about 200 years. It now houses a museum of prehistory exhibiting "treasures of Bruniquel" found in several caves near the castles; these caves include the Cave of Mayrières supérieure which contains ancient wall paintings that were damaged by overenthusiastic graffiti cleaners in 1991 and the Bruniquel Magdalenian abris, as well as the Bruniquel Cave that includes evidence of Neanderthal activity. The commune's shield depicts a red chevron above a ram's head on a green ground. Since 1997 the castles have been the venue of an annual arts festival celebrating the works of Jacques Offenbach; the village, including the Château de Bruniquel, its surroundings feature in the 1975 film Le Vieux Fusil directed by Robert Enrico starring Romy Schneider and Philippe Noiret. There is a scheduled bus service to Montauban. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department Tourism in Tarn INSEE Eugène Martin-Chabot, La Chanson de la Croisade Albigeoise, Detailed website about Bruniquel Bruniquel Tourism Picture of Mesolithic carving from Bruniquel cave Festival des Châteaux de Bruniquel site, for annual Offenbach festival
Beaumont-de-Lomagne is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. The river Gimone runs through the town. Beaumont-de-Lomagne, was founded in 1276 following the act of coregency between the abbey of Grandselve and King Philip III of France - the King was represented by his seneschal for the former County of Toulouse, Eustace de Beaumarchais. In 1278 the town was granted a liberal charter of laws, by the standards of the period, defining the rights and duties of its inhabitants. In 1280, work commenced on a large church; the bell-tower, resembles that of Saint-Sernin in Toulouse. Construction finished around 1430 and the Bishop of Montauban, driven out of his city by the English, made it his episcopal seat until 1432; the market hall, in the centre of the town square, was designed for the markets that took place every Saturday. The fourteenth century marked the beginning of the Hundred years war. Taken by the English in 1345, Beaumont was recaptured in 1350 but continued to be plundered by "Great Companies" and experienced civil war due to the opposition of two military chiefs: Count of Foix and John I, Count of Armagnac.
The century ended with an epidemic of the plague. By the sixteenth century, Beaumont, a catholic town, was surrounded by three protestant towns: Montauban, Mas-Grenier and Mauvezin. In 1577, Henri III sold Beaumont to Henri III of Navarre, leader of the Protestants and whose troops came to massacre a hundred Beaumontois. In December 1580, 600 mercenaries of Montauban took Beaumont, they remained for two months, caused much damage to the town. When peace returned, many Beaumontois adopted the policy of religious tolerance as advocated by Henri IV; the eminent mathematician Pierre de Fermat, famous for Fermat's Last Theorem, was born in Beaumont in either 1601 or 1607. There is a museum to him in the town. In the seventeenth century, Louis XIII besieged several cities in the south-west including Beaumont. In 1639 Louis sold Beaumont to the Prince of Condé. Under Louis XIV, Beaumont was still under the jurisdiction of viscount Armand de Bourbon, prince de Conti, one of the nobility involved in the Fronde, Beaumont was therefore part of the rebellion and this caused considerable losses to the town.
There was an occupation in 1651 by Conti troops, rebelling against the king. The incident ended without conflict, but Beaumont, had to pay a large fine. In 1702, the town had only 2,400 inhabitants but during this period of peace, it undertook various works and became prosperous again. In 1777, the ramparts were destroyed. After sending a delegate to the Estates General, Beaumont created a revolutionary club, but from 1790 the town became part of the Haute-Garonne department and became isolated, to the advantage of Grenade, its neighbour and rival. Grenade became the chief town of district. In 1808, new department divisions were brought in by Napoleon and Beaumont began to be within the Tarn-et-Garonne region. Though the importance of large fairs has decreased, Beaumont remains an important agricultural market due to the cultivation of garlic, it retains much of its history through its old buildings: the church, its fortress - whose imposing mass dominates the town - the large market with its distinctive roof as well as fifteen private mansions, the majority of which date from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.
List of mayors: March 2001–2008: Faustin Llido, UMP party March 2008-present: Jean-Luc Deprince Radical Movement party 1962–3486 1968–3629 1975–3625 1982–3579 1990–3488 1999–3690 2006-3894 Hotel Toureilh, now the Town Hall Fifteenth century covered market Statue of the mathematician Pierre Fermat Hotel Fermat 1500/1800 - Rue Fermat House of the two crosses - Rue de l'église Gothic church and Toulouse-style octagonal bell-tower. Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department INSEE Official site Town racecourse Entry on quid.fr Location of Beaumont on a map of France Beaumont-de-Lomagne, John Reps Batides Collection