Around the Benedictine Abbey of Montauriol
founded in the ninth century is organized very early an agricultural village.
The growing power of the Abbey led the population of
Montauriol asking the foundation of a new city.
October 1144: The Count Alfonso Jordan
founded Montauban. Designed on a geometric plan
with streets laid out in straight lines leading to a central place, it can be
considered the first medieval new towns of the South.