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The Adelaide Pavilion in Burlats
The Adelaide Pavilion in Burlats
Coat of arms of Burlats
Coat of arms
Burlats is located in France
Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 2°19′06″E / 43.6375°N 2.3183°E / 43.6375; 2.3183Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 2°19′06″E / 43.6375°N 2.3183°E / 43.6375; 2.3183
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Castres-2
Intercommunality Sidobre Val d'Agout
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Serge Serieys
Area1 32.62 km2 (12.59 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 1,998
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81042 /81100
Elevation 176–682 m (577–2,238 ft)
(avg. 195 m or 640 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Burlats is a commune in the Tarn department and Occitanie region of southern France.


Historical population of Burlats
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1119 1141 1176 1313 1670 1829

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Adelaide Pavilion, a unique showcase of Roman civil architecture that cradled the birth of l’Amour courtois (“courtly love”, a medieval European conception of love in its noble, chivalrous ways). Dame Adelaide de Toulouse was the daughter of Raymond V, count of Toulouse, viscountess of Albi, who married Roger II Trencavel in 1171.
  • The House of Adam, a 12th-century house famous for its façade on the Agout River that possibly depended from the priory. Its name came from a window lintel that was sold in 1935.
  • The former St-Pierre collegiate church. The priory was mentioned for the first time in 973, then in a bull from pope Calixtus II, as dependant from the Castres Abbey. When the latter became a Cathedral in 1317, the priory was secularised and became a collegiate in 1318. After several destructions, due notably to the Wars of Religion and a fire in 1625, the church’s ruins are eventually bough by the commune in 1835 to be restored. It was designated a “Monument Historique” in 1845.
  • The Bistoure gate, one of the four gates of the ramparts, dating back to the 14th century.
  • The 17th-century castle, with its ancient 14th-century tower.

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