Grotte du Mas-d'Azil


This shelter appears to have natural, over the ages, played an asylum and mainly during periods of turbulent history. Thus, the Mas d'Azil is known by the role he played in the wars of religion: Protestantism developed there quickly. The Benedictine monks have been expelled, the Mas d'Azil became one of the main strongholds of the south. When the royal armies invaded the region surrounding the Protestants are réfugièrenet behind its walls (built in 1303) and in the cave and head held successfully for over a month in the royal army commanded by a marshal of France (Thémines) that invests the village September 10, 1625.


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