This bastide is located in the Lauragais, 46 km south-east of Toulouse. Its name comes from the Occitan "cal", "bald" and from mont.
Cradled by the Hers and dotted with walking trails, Calmont is a haven of tranquility.

At the beginning of the Middle Ages, there was a religious establishment 1 km from the current village, Saint Sernin de Pauliac, which depended on the prestigious Saint Sernin collegiate church in Toulouse.

But the bastide of Calmont was not officially founded until a few decades later, in 1263 by the count of Toulouse, Alfonse de Poitiers. A castle, of which nothing remains today, was located in the hillsides and dominated the bastide.

Calmont has always been the object of envy between the Count of Foix and that of Toulouse.
In the 1625th century, the village was ruled by the seneschal of the Count of Foix who rallied to the Protestant cause. Soon, it is all the inhabitants, willingly or by force, who must espouse this new religion. It is for this reason that throughout the following century, Calmont will not cease to be at the heart of the conflict of the wars of religion. The village was completely destroyed by the Catholics in XNUMX.

With the Edict of Tolerance, signed by Louis XVI in 1787, Protestants are again authorized to celebrate their worship. The temple is rebuilt in the following century.

In 1875, an extraordinary flood of the Hers devastated the village. You will see the mark of the water level on the fortified house dating from the XNUMXth century. This strong house once watched over a ford.

Hiker friends, take a stroll in the hills of Calmont: there are 16km of hiking trails to do all year round. A brochure is available at the town hall or at the tourist office.

Guided tour for groups, on request all year round.

Services

Equipments

  • Picnic area.
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea Room

To discover nearby

MARCHÉ DE PRODUCTEURS A RENNEVILLE

PRODUCERS MARKET IN RENNEVILLE

CALME EN LAURAGAIS

QUIET IN LAURAGAIS

LA FERME DE CHAMPREUX

THE FARM OF CHAMPREUX

CENTRE HISTORIQUE DE MONTESQUIEU-LAURAGAIS

HISTORICAL CENTER OF MONTESQUIEU-LAURAGAIS

LE CLOS RILDA EN BOUNET

THE CLOS RILDA IN BOUNET

VIGNES

VINES

LA FERME DE CHAMPREUX

THE FARM OF CHAMPREUX

GITES LES GRANGES DE FLOLIE – AMANDINE

GITES LES GRANGES DE FLOLIE – AMANDINE

CENTRE HISTORIQUE D’AVIGNONET LAURAGAIS

HISTORICAL CENTER OF AVIGNONET LAURAGAIS

TXIKI BURGER

TXIKI BURGER

BRASSERIE LE CLUB 15

BREWERY LE CLUB 15

AUBERGE TERRE DES VENTS

LAND OF THE VENTS HOSTEL

CASA DA SYLVANA

CASA DA SYLVANA

NEW SUSHI

NEW SUSHI

LA FERME DE CHAMPREUX

THE FARM OF CHAMPREUX

LE BILLOT DE LEON

LEON'S BILLET

PIZZA GALLI

PIZZA GALLI

L’ANNEXE A FLEUR DE PATE

APPENDIX A FLEUR DE PATE

PISCINE MUNICIPALE VILLEFRANCHE-DE-LAURAGAIS

VILLEFRANCHE-DE-LAURAGAIS MUNICIPAL POOL

NATURALIANCE – MARIE CAVAILLE

NATURALIANCE – MARIE CAVAILLE

CINEMA CINE’BOR

CINE'BOR CINEMA

LA MINOTERIE

THE FLOUR MILL

DRAGONBOAT AVIRON

DRAGONBOAT ROW

ESCALE BIEN-ETRE

WELL-BEING STOPOVER

PATRIMOINE CULTURE ET TERRITOIRES

HERITAGE CULTURE AND TERRITORIES

HOOK A LIP – PECHE A LA MOUCHE

HOOK A LIP – FLY FISHING

CAP GANGUISE

CAP GANGUISE