1995 Montauban La Rochelle Tarn department Occitanie region Southern France President

Castres is arrondissement capital and a commune, the fourth largest industrial centre of the predominantly rural Midi-Pyrénées région

Castres
Country Name:France
Country Code:FR
Administrative Division:Occitanie
Feature Name:City
Population:47,275
Location:43.6, 2.25

Castres possesses the renowned Goya Museum. Albi surpassed Castres as the most populous metropolitan area of Tarn. The current president of the Greater Castres-Mazamet Council is Jacques Limouzy, former mayor of Castres before 1995. The town of Castres was raised by King John II of France to a countship. Traditional commercial activities and Business revived in tanning in leather-dressing and particular fur. A new cathedral was built also after the destructions of the religious wars. The outbreak of the French Revolution was welcomed generally among entrepreneurs and the local Protestant merchants in Castres.

Luxury cloth turned then toward more ordinary types of cloth. The end of the 19th century appeared beside the textile industry, was the largest town than Albi with 5000 more inhabitants. French writer Roger Peyrefitte was born in 1907 into a wealthy family of Castres. Current Southampton coach Claude Puel and Former French football er was born also in Castres. The river is fringed by the upper stories by old houses. The Jardin botanique Pierre Fabre is conservatory and a private botanical garden. Castres Olympique is the property of local tycoon Pierre Fabre, president and founder. Herne is situated in the Ruhr region of Germany on the Rhein-Herne Canal, covers an area of 12850 acres. Several mountain ranges are nearby Siegerland and the Sauerland.

YearCastres
1648Culture flourished anew in 1648.
1665Mathematician Pierre died in 1665 in Castres.
1865Castres was linked in 1865 to the French railway network.
1907French writer Roger Peyrefitte was born in 1907 into a wealthy family of Castres.
1954A Jaurès Museum was opened also in the house in 1954.
1960sCastres emerged in the 1960s in the town.
1995The current president of the Greater Castres-Mazamet Council is Jacques Limouzy, former mayor of Castres before 1995.

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