Saint-Gaudens, Haute-Garonne

Saint- Gaudens ( Occitan Sent Gaudenç ) is a commune with 11,191 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Haute- Garonne in the Midi-Pyrénées region; it is the administrative center for the district of Saint- Gaudens and the canton of Saint- Gaudens.


Saint- Gaudens is Comminges at the foot of the Pyrenees, on the banks of the Garonne River, about 90 km south-west of Toulouse.


In ancient times, led a Roman road from Toulouse to Dax near by; Here was located the domain Mansus, which later was named after the Christianization Mas Saint Pierre. 475 here the slain by the Visigoths Gaudens was buried. In the 8th century a monastery was founded, which took its name; around the monastery a village grew, developed from the city.



  • Church of St- Pierre -et -St- Gaudens
  • Monastery
  • Chapel Saint -Jacques


  • Armand Marrast (1801-1852), journalist
  • Jean Marie Charles Abadie (1842-1932), ophthalmologist
  • Robert Davezies (1923-2007), Roman Catholic theologian, priest workers and supporters of the Algerian liberation fighters of the Front de Libération Nationale ( FLN)
  • Guy Lafitte (1927-1998), jazz saxophonist
  • Pierre Berbizier (born 1958 ), rugby players