The catholic Counter-Reformation will transform the heart of the city. After 8 religious wars and over 30 years of conflict, religious devotion is in peril. The Carmel monastery owes its creation to the good deeds of the marshal de Roquelaure (to whom we owe the castle of Lavardens), he will donate part of his wealth to its creation.
The marshal is known to be an illustrious 17th century person, close to King Henry IV, and present during his assassination.
The Carmelites have always been known to occupy the premises, except between 1800 and 1820. The cloistered nuns still live here today, and you can quietly enjoy their singing of Vespers.