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Bram, from Antiquity to the Canal du Midi

Eburomagus, became Bram, in Antiquity it was the largest agglomeration located on the Roman way Via Aquitania between Toulouse and Narbonne. Famous for its medieval architecture “circulade”, Bram is also the last leg of the Canal du Midi in Lauragais.

Bram during the Gallo-Roman period.

In the eastern edge of the Lauragais, Eburomagus developed around a crossroad of exchanges on the imperial road which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic : Via Aquitania.

This Gallo-Roman agglomeration became an important center of production, where a lot of potters and blacksmiths workshops were concentrated.

 

The archaeological Museum Eburomagus redraws these archaeological discoveries, from Prehistoric times to the Middle-Ages, through remarkable collections, movies, models and aerial photographs.

 

A unique architecture

In the Middle-Ages, Euromagus, now named Bram, was constructed in a circular form. Many villages in the Languedoc were built in a circle around a central point; castle or church. They were often called “circulades”. Bram is considered the largest and the best preserved in Europe. It’s circular village includes several residential circles around the church Saint Julien and Saint Basilisse, well visible from the sky.

 

Close to the Canal du Midi

The Port-Canal of Bram (6th part of our frieze “discover the Canal du Midi”), is connected to the village by a bicycle and pedestrian path of 2 km, an ideal pleasant walk along the Canal du Midi, between Castelnaudary and Carcassonne.

 

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