Castres was an early victim of the Albagensian Crusaders in the early 1200's.
The crusade was ordered by Pople Innocent III against this religious sect that, until that time,
lived amicably among the more predominant numbers of Catholics.
The lower portion of the homes along the Agout River remain as they were built in the medieval era. These were homes of
leather tanners, paper makers, and dyers.
The Cathedral of St. Benoit was built in 1677. The belltower of St. Jacques dates to the 1200's. Le Jardins del'Eveche
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