Castres by Martin M. Miles on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The name Castres derives from the Latin “castrum”, a fortfified place and probably within the ruins of the abandoned castrum, a monastery was founded as early as 648. This (later) benedictian abbey, keeping the relics of the martyr Saint Vincent (of Saragossa) was an important on the Via Tolosana in the eraly days. This romanesque tower is the last remaining piece of architecture from that abbey of Saint Benoît.

Castres by Martin M. Miles on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The name Castres derives from the Latin “castrum”, a fortfified place and probably within the ruins of the abandoned castrum, a monastery was founded as early as 648. This (later) benedictian abbey, keeping the relics of the martyr Saint Vincent (of Saragossa) was an important on the Via Tolosana in the eraly days. This romanesque tower is the last remaining piece of architecture from that abbey of Saint Benoît.

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