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Caylus

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Town / Village in Caylus
  • A medieval city in lush greenery! A picturesque South-West site in the Bonnette Valley, Caylus is a real crossroads that explains in large part the city's ancient existence and the important development it experienced in the Middle Ages.Established on a hill, Caylus was formed around a castle. In 1211, the village was set on fire during the crusade against the Albigenses, but after 1226 it spread beyond its original walls. The market square, lined with galleries, was created around 1247 and...
    A medieval city in lush greenery! A picturesque South-West site in the Bonnette Valley, Caylus is a real crossroads that explains in large part the city's ancient existence and the important development it experienced in the Middle Ages.Established on a hill, Caylus was formed around a castle. In 1211, the village was set on fire during the crusade against the Albigenses, but after 1226 it spread beyond its original walls. The market square, lined with galleries, was created around 1247 and houses a hall that dates from 1505. The church, previously established near the square, was rebuilt in the fourteenth century in the center of the city. It received a polygonal bedside between 1459 and 1470. From 1347 to 1351, a new enclosure rose to ward off the insecurity due to the Hundred Years War. Administrative and judicial center, Caylus enjoyed a strong municipal power. The consuls played a large part in the development of the city in the thirteenth century.They favored a grid of regular islets along the Rue Droite and to the east of the village, a sign of concerted town planning. Active city in the Middle Ages, Caylus retains rich houses of the thirteenth-sixteenth centuries, especially the house of wolves, built around 1350. In Caylus, the Saint Jean Baptiste church (14th century), the Halle (15th century) and the house of the Wolves (13th century) are classified as historical monuments. It is the same for the old chapel of the Knights Templar and the chapel of Our Lady of Graces in Lacapelle-Livron. Lovers of old masterpieces and "old stones" will be delighted by the many old houses and "medieval" shops of the Rue Droite, the new castle, the ruins of the former royal castle and the Pavilion Gaulejac. The immediate surroundings of the village are also of great tourist and cultural interest with for example the castle of Cornusson in Parisot, the castle of Mondésir, the castle of Cas, the caves of Saint-Géry ...
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