Boisseron, medieval village

The history of boisseron, built on a crossroad of ancient roads, began under Roman occupation, when a bridge was built over the Bénovie river ( a tributary of the Vidourle ) in the 1st century AD.

It still exists and provides access to the nearby town of Sommières. 

An evendful history

As early as the 12th century, Boisseron was a small fortified town with a castle and a priory 

Due to the insecurity caused by the troubles of the hundred Year's War, the medieval village was equipped with ramparts and moats.

Following the street of Douves, you'll pass along the old ramparts and moats.

Between 1218 and 1222, it was taken and ravaged by Amaury de Montfort during the albigensian crusade, before becoming a castral town in the 14th century.


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A stunning heritage visit

During your visit, discover the ancient fortified door, the sundial house and the romain bridge called "de Tibère".

The fortified gate

The fortified gate is a fine example of 12th and 13th century military architecture

Above the facade is the guard room, originally opened by a large round arch, wich is now walled.

A resed turret was added at a later date to improve lookout capabilities.

Brochure :  Boisseron, the medieval village (PDF, 861 Ko)

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