Picturesque village of Maubec, 15 minutes from Beaumont de Lomagne, at the gates of the Gers.
Maubec, a former Gallic oppidium, is a village perched on top of a limestone bench overlooking the Gimone valley.
White limestone is present everywhere in Maubec. The stone ramparts weathered by the centuries and the church of St Orens are the highlight of Maubec, an old fortified town embellished with small picturesque streets. A formidable defensive site, the village was the scene of bitter fighting on several occasions. During the wars of religion, the Protestants managed to enter the city thanks to a breach opened by cannon shots in the apse of the church. Vaults collapsed, large steeple demolished, Maubec has long kept the scars of these clashes.
Observe the pointed doors, the half-timbered houses, the knockers, the stone sinks, the pulleys and the sculpted stones which rub shoulders along these picturesque alleys, which are always pleasantly flowered.
Today, the ramparts and the church are classified as “Historic Monuments”.
TO SEE: Saint-Orens church (15th century), ramparts and walkway, character and half-timbered houses, old wash house, “restored work”, orientation table, departure of PR hiking trails, treasure hunts
All year round, daily.
Prices & payment
Equipment & services
- Picnic area
- Public WC
- Car park
- Orientation board
- Pets welcome