maubec lomagne
Remparts Maubec

Maubec

Maubec
Maubec
Maubec
Maubec
Maubec
Maubec
Localisation
  • Lat : 43.80933
  • Long : 0.916382

Ancient fortified site

White limestone is everywhere in Maubec.  It is the base of the medieval ramparts and the church.

The ramparts and the church of St Orens are the treasure of this village, an ancient fortified site displaying some charmingly picturesque little streets.  It used to be a formidable Catholic defence site during the Religious wars.  At that time the Protestants succeeded in getting into the village thanks to a breach opened in the apse of the church.  Maubec has for a long time kept the memories of these attacks.

One of the two bells, dating from 1660, commemorates the courage of Maubec inhabitants who were massacred.  Also a letter from the Maréchal Matignon to the King Henry IV talks about these terrible attacks.

Today the ramparts and the church are classified as historic monuments and the village rests in a total calm and peace in the middle of the Lomagne valleys.

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