At 50 kilometres from Rodez, Millau and Albi,
above the mingled waters of the Tarn and Alrance,
the fortified castle of Brousse, situted upon
a rocky outcrop, dominates one of the most beautiful
villages of France.
is well preserved, having kept
its ancient fortified surrounding wall, as well as a large part of its rampart
walk. The wall, flanked by six towers, protected the
castle from possible attacks.
The name Brousse-le-Château is derived from the Latin "brutia" signifying
"heath". It is an exceptional
site for visitors. The
mediaeval village truly resembles a postcard landscape
with its distinctive houses, Roman-style bridge,
church and oratory.
castle belonged to the
Counts of Rodez and Arpajon.
It is a perfect illustration of
mediaeval military architecture.