The ramparts are full to the brim with the history of this village perched above the Gimone. The entire village is built of ashlar and is sited on top of a limestone bench. Enjoying a sheltered position, it is located on the edge of the Gers, in the middle of the countryside, in the heart of the Lomagne region.
Tucked in around the ramparts, this ancient Gallic oppidum on the Toulouse-Bordeaux road became a formidable defensive site and was one of the Catholic strongholds in the region.
The stone ramparts showing a centuries-long patina and the church of St Orens are the highlight of Maubec, an ancient fortified town with picturesque little streets. A formidable defensive site, the village has been the scene of bitter fighting on a number of occasions.
In front of the church you can find an orientation board, showcasing the breathtaking landscape of this high-up village.
The successive Wars of Religion took their toll on the 34m high bell tower. At one stage almost in ruins, it was rebuilt and today we can discover the beauty of this building with its porch that opens on three sides, a Renaissance style entrance, original culs-de-lampe, two side chapels and a triangular pediment that caps everything.
Intérieur eglise de Maubec. Laetis
We love having a picnic behind the church, on the walkway in the shade of the hundred-year-old trees. Motorhomes can also stop here and spend the night in peace.