City of Castelnaudary

Castelnaudary is obviously known as the country of cassoulet but it has much more in store for you! Castelnaudary is also the land of windmills, until the 19th century around twenty mills even lined the Grand Bassin of the Canal du Midi. Today, a remnant of this era, you can visit the Cugarel mill which will offer you an exceptional panorama of the city and the Lauragais plain.

You can also visit the Lauragais museum attached to the Présidial, a former fortified castle built by Catherine de Medici.

Castelnaudary also has many religious buildings, churches, chapels, but also many discoidal stelae located along the paths.

Particularly remarkable, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Pitié chapel was built outside the ramparts in the 16th century. It has an 18th century decor which recounts the Passion of Christ in the form of ten carved wooden panels.


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