Caylus, Tarn-et-Garonne

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Caylus village square
Caylus village square
Coat of arms of Caylus
Coat of arms
Caylus is located in France
Coordinates: 44°14′12″N 1°46′18″E / 44.2367°N 1.7717°E / 44.2367; 1.7717Coordinates: 44°14′12″N 1°46′18″E / 44.2367°N 1.7717°E / 44.2367; 1.7717
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Montauban
Canton Caylus
Intercommunality Quercy Rouergue et des gorges de l'Aveyron
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Christian Maffre
Area1 96.79 km2 (37.37 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,569
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 82038 /82160
Elevation 170–385 m (558–1,263 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.

Caylus is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Its inhabitants are called Caylusiens and Caylusiennes.


Caylus is famous for a castle built before 1176, and was owned by Raymond V of Toulouse at the time. It was taken by Simon de Montfort in 1211, before moving into the royal domain in 1270. In 1562, the city was sacked by the troops Calvinists of Symphorien Durfort, lord of Duras. In 1622, Louis XIII established headquarters here during the siege of Saint-Antonin.

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