Bezins in the Gascon language means “neighbours” and Garraux “gardien of the Pic du Gar“, the local mountain. This little village, situated at the foot of the Pic du Gar, has traces of occupation dating from the Roman and even pre-roman times. The chateau is that of an 12th century feudal lord, which was restored in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The inhabitants of the village are called the Bézinois-Garraussois, for the men and the Bézinoises-Garraussoises, for the women. Its not only the climate, which is difficult in these parts!
TO SEE AND DO
- The chateaux of the 12th, 17th and 18th centuries
- The church of La Nativité de la sainte Vierge from the 18th and 19th centuries in sandstone, granite and marble
- The chapel of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, which is classed as an historic monument and is decorated with a 12th century fresco, something which is very rare in the Comminges.
- Christ en majesté: from the 12th century in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel
- The comminges virgin: end of the 14th century statue, in carved wood, at the Mairie.