The village appeared in 1145 when Bernard (future St Bernard of Clairvaux) came to preach against the heretics in Verfeil. It was the beginnings of the crusade against Catharism. The saint was driven out of the city, and took refuge in a neighboring village, which took the name of Bourg Saint-Bernard.
Do not miss the XNUMXth-XNUMXth century church, financed with pastel money, this dye plant which made Lauragais rich during the Renaissance.
Inside, you will discover the statue of St Bernard of Clairvaux, paintings by the painter Sieurac, and a XNUMXth century Pieta. The whole is very harmonious.
Then, take a tour of the village, an old fort surrounded by ditches and ramparts of which there is unfortunately no vestige.
You will discover some pretty half-timbered houses and the old grain measures.
Bourg Saint Bernard celebrates every Pentecost Monday, one of the oldest festivals in France: the feast of the meadow of Fadaise.
Equestrian demonstration, parade of floats, traditional ball, collection of love grass ... these are a total of five days of festivity!
Guided tour all year round by appointment for groups.
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