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Bressols

Municipality of Greater Montauban
You will be seduced by the welcome of the people of Bresse and by the diversity of leisure activities that it offers.
Less than 10 kilometers from Montauban, with a strong industrial and commercial potential, discover this commune where life is good!

Did you know that?

The name Bressols may have come from the Gallic name Brictus, successor of the bishop Saint-Martin of Tours.

This name would have become “brès” (cradle in Occitan) to which the suffix-ol would have been added. During the 19th century, archaeological excavations found some cut flints, Celtic axes and ruins of Gallo-Roman villas!

The name of the town can also be traced to that of the Brazols family, co-lords of the commune.

Treasures

heritage

The Lavoir de Touron dates from 1850. Under a roof of old woodwork, women came, at the time, to wash clothes in its basins. Especially on Monday mornings, appointment of all the discussions of the neighborhood!

The former faïencier de Bressols drew water from it to work on his clay creations.

Be sure to look at the washhouse, a plaque commemorating the terrible crash of 1930 is affixed to one of the two basins.

The church of Saint-Martin in Bressols appears for the first time in texts from the 10th century as a possession of the abbey of Saint-Théodard.

Sacked in December 1561 by Protestants, it was rebuilt between 1647 and 1684, dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady.

The church Saint-Jean de Brail, probably originally raised near Moulis, was associated with that of Bressols, while being a separate parish.

Removed in 1622, it was rebuilt at the same time as that of Bressols, then partially renovated and enlarged a century later.