Formerly called Montesquieu-sur-Canal, this village, located on a hill, developed around the feudal castle at the beginning of the XNUMXth century. Montesquieu was once one of the ten main cities of the diocese of Toulouse.

In the XNUMXth century, it was the refuge of Bons Hommes et Bonnes Femmes (the Cathars) who owned ten houses in the village. According to the texts, there was even in Montesquieu one of the five Cathar cemeteries of Lauragais! At that time, the village was protected by ramparts and ditches, the layout of which can be guessed by walking through the streets.

In the 3th century, the lords of Montesquieu espouse the cause of Protestantism. The inhabitants convert to this new religion. After ten years, on July 1586, XNUMX, the village was besieged by the Catholics led by the Duke of Joyeuse. It is reduced to ashes and the inhabitants are strictly forbidden to return.

However, despite this ban, the city is gradually being rebuilt.
The Saint-Jacques church dates from 1600. It has a beautiful 5-bay bell tower overlooking the plain.
Crossed by the Canal du Midi, the town is home to the interesting Négra lock below.
The latter was formerly an obligatory stopover for the "dinée" (lunch) of the passengers of the Post boat.

Guided tour for groups, on request all year round.

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To discover nearby

LA PETITE MAISON

THE LITTLE HOUSE

AIRE DE SERVICES CAMPING DU LAC DE LA THESAUQUE

LAC DE LA THESAUQUE CAMPING SERVICE AREA

LA CHEVÊCHE

THE CHEVÊCHE

LES PLATANES

THE PLATANS

LES SAVEURS DE LA TERRE

THE FLAVORS OF THE EARTH

FONTAINE DE BARREAU

BARREAU FOUNTAIN

LE GRENIER BIO D’EMBERBAIL

THE ORGANIC ATTIC OF EMBERBAIL

LES COULEURS DU VENT

THE COLORS OF THE WIND

CAMPING LES VIOLETTES

CAMPING LES VIOLETTES

RESTAURANT L’ESTANQUET

L'ESTANQUET RESTAURANT

PIZZERIA LA CASA DA SYLVANA

PIZZERIA LA CASA DA SYLVANA

LES RIVES DU MEKONG

THE BANKS OF THE MEKONG

LES PARFUMS D’ASIE

PERFUMES FROM ASIA

LA CAMARETOISE

THE CAMARETOISE

BITTERSWEET

BITTERSWEET

AU GRAND REGAL

AT THE GRAND REGAL

L’AUBERGE DU PASTEL

L'AUBERGE DU PASTEL

BURG’ N GRILL

BURG 'N GRILL

LE FAITOUT

THE FAITOUT

LAC DE L’ORME BLANC

WHITE ELM LAKE

LAC DE SAINTE MARIE

LAKE OF SAINTE MARIE

LES AILES DE TERRAQUEUSE

TERRAQUEUSE WINGS

PENICHE HARICOT NOIR

BLACK BEAN PENICHE

LESIK’S SNAILS

LESIK'S SNAILS

FIL’ORIENT

THE ORIENT

ZONE EVASION

ESCAPE ZONE

AQUAPARK 31

AQUAPARK 31