During the middle ages, the region was controlled by the feudal dynasties of 3 main families. The Lapopies, the Cardaillacs and the Gourdons. Yes, the same as the town we live in. As a result, the village has become dominated by fortified houses and castles built between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries by the different families. Even now, there remains the fortified castle gates at the bottom of the village, put there to provide protection to the villagers.
Many of the historical buildings are still there. Many of them have been tastefully renovated to keep all of the charm and character.
Even outside of the village boundaries, there is rich history to be discovered in the form of ports, locks, mills, dams and towpaths, which serve as a reminder of the historical river commerce.