Further to my last post, here are some links to older posts referring to our village, Campagne-sur-Aude’s history as a Preceptory of the Knights Templar . The village has the only completely enclosed central fort of this type in Europe. Sources suggest that the earliest documented reference to the village was in 814 AD, though we have traces of Roman and Visigoth settlement there.
This is the best link, if you can get the English language version up, or you have excellent French. I don’t normally recommend Google Translate but it’s an option
My older posts