Montbrun church village gorges du tarnStroll through the village of Montbrun.
©Stroll through the village of Montbrun, Gorges du Tarn.|BENOIT COLOMB


The village of Montbrun, located between Florac and Ste-Enimie in the Gorges du Tarn, is a pretty little terraced village overlooking the river. In days gone by, Montbrun had its own castle.


an ancient medieval village

Montbrun is a medieval village, with narrow, winding streets that are still part of the village’s charm. Certain elements from the Middle Ages have been preserved: coats of arms, windows, portals, castle remains, Romanesque openings, Gothic lintels, molded embrasures… All bear witness to a rich historical past. It’s a village not to be missed on your vacation in the Gorges du Tarn.


A village in the Gorges du Tarn

A tumultuous past

As early as 1053, we find evidence of the presence of the Lords of Montbrun; several noble families have ruled the village through successive alliances.

Montbrun is a village that has known dark times… Between 1580 and 1588, during the War of Religion, Montbrun was taken and retaken several times by both Catholics and Protestants. The village was also pillaged and ravaged, along with its castle and church, in 1583-1584 by Roan Frère de Merle. The church of Saint-Pierre de Montbrun was completely restored in 2009 and 2010. Only the apse dates back to the Romanesque period, and was altered after the Wars of Religion.

But don’t worry! The village at the foot of the Causse Méjean is very quiet indeed…

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