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Coat of arms of Lombers
Coat of arms
Lombers is located in France
Coordinates: 43°48′18″N 2°09′03″E / 43.805°N 2.1508°E / 43.805; 2.1508Coordinates: 43°48′18″N 2°09′03″E / 43.805°N 2.1508°E / 43.805; 2.1508
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Réalmont
Intercommunality Réalmontais
Area1 38.79 km2 (14.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,003
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81147 /81120
Elevation 177–321 m (581–1,053 ft)
(avg. 1,911 m or 6,270 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.

Lombers is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.


Lombers was the significant centre of Catharism in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. It was the location of a Catholic-Cathar debate, perhaps in the 1180s, between Guillaume Peyre de Brens, Catholic bishop of Albi, and Sicard le Cellerier, Cathar bishop of Albi; Sicard lived at Lombers.[1]


The commune is traversed by the river Assou.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Duvernoy, Jean, editor (1976), Guillaume de Puylaurens, Chronique 1145-1275: Chronica magistri Guillelmi de Podio Laurentii, Paris: CNRS, ISBN 2-910352-06-4  pp. 40-43.