At the heart of Aussillon stands an “old village”, where some remains of the medieval castle and the rampart protecting the village can still be seen. The history of Aussillon is closely linked to that of Mazamet and to and the boom of the wool industry. Aussillon is the cradle of a revolutionary process that changed the wool industry; in the 19th Century, Joseph Poursines processed the first sheepskin bales imported from Argentina using his revolutionary method. Throughout the 20th century, industrial development led to the gradual urbanization of the area; the phases of this urbanization can be read in the city’s landscapes: middle-class neighborhoods of the Interwar period around the town hall, large warehouses near the train station, apartment buildings in La Falgalarié dating from the 1960s, currently under renovation.



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