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Castelnaud de Montmiral is registered for "Most beautiful villages in France", small Albigensian fortified city perched on a hill.

The place saw the visit of the Black Prince during the Hundred Years' War, who decided to spare the town.

More recently, the village experienced the peaceful visit of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, who summed up these moments:
"Sartre preferred the stones to trees; my plans took account of his preference. Sometimes walking, sometimes taking the bus we visited towns and villages, abbeys, castles. One evening, a little bumpy and crowded buses took us to Castelnau de Montmiral and it was raining; down on the square surrounded by arcades, Sartre told me abruptly that he was tired of being mad."

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