A site inhabite at the Neolithic era…today, a village
which enters XXIe century.
As age of the stone, man taken refuge in the defensive
site of the Rock Manor house, provided dune source
and shelters under rocks. Romans and Visigoths, lords and bishops
sy are succeeded, strengthening the top. After the wars of religion,
Richelieu makes shave the castle. Returned peace, the village
which sabritait with its feet sin tillers along the royal way
n° 9, significant
artery of communication, and take into account many relays and
fodderings. With opening motorway A75, Caylar
rocks towards motorway for its activities and to collect the
thus preserving flow of circulation calms it and the quality
of life of the village.
While strolling along alleys, bordered of houses "caussenardes"
the ones against the others, you will follow the paths marked out
history and botany of panels telling lhistoire site, to the
vault "notre Dame, partly built in the rock.Go
to top where awaits you a splendid dorientation table and an
incomparable sight, with 360°, on the plate of Larzac which
with it only is worth the walk. It is told that in clear weather,
one can see the Pyrenees…
On lautre pouring Rock Manor house, the Path of the Sculptures which
gathers the works carried out during various symposiums, a fantastic
chaos of dolomitic rocks crosses. These concretions born of laction
of water and wind, point out a city in ruins or some dilapidated
Of return to the village, do not miss the restored retable of the
14th century out of polychrome stone and the Christ mutilated of
the 15th century with Saint Martin's daychurch , both classified.
The carved tree
In many villages of the top-cantons, the central place is decorated
with a common elm. Caylar thus had its elm. This tree had been planted
on an unspecified date on this same place. In the middle of the
Eighties, it, like the majority of the elms of France, was reached
by the graphiose. Soon it was not any more died, sad tree and ugly
carcass condemned to be torn off to the day when the magic dun sculptor
gave again one second life to him. In 1987, the municipality of
Caylar indeed decided to make it carve. A Breton artist , Michel
CHEVRAY, was selected to carry out this project.
Thus, last Sunday of May, fair with the flowers and the products
of the soil is a significant success. 14 July 15 are
very animated Indeed, the 14 july is one day of festivitiesvillage,
with, in hair Dorgue, fireworks of the Rock Manor house the evening.
To note begun again famous Fair with the Dogs (8000
visitors) which will be held day. The 15, the "chip" invade the
adjacent place and streets. The first ten days month of August at
the time of the symposium of sculpture, the sculptors work into
public on the place and the quay. Then, works carried out are exposed
in various places (places, streets, mall connecting lAire Service
to the village). Lastly, in December, Market of Christmas,
gathering many exhibitors announces the end of the year festivals.
of the Rock Manor house
Home of France Caylar
Rooms of hosts
Barry of Main road Caylar
of Larzac Caylar
of the Rock Caylar