Bram is a commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon
region in southern France. Bram is part of the old province of Lauragais.
The CD33 road to the village follows the Roman road, the Romans
settling in the area because of a climate which balanced the warmth
of the Mediterranean with the freshness of the Atlantic.
In 60BCE, they began construction of a settlement here and called
The modern town dates from the 12th century, built around its fortress
church. The only way into the village was by a gate to the east.
Bram was a centre of Cathar belief
By the 17th century Bram had outgrown its walls and expanded in
Today nothing remains of the castle here or of the city walls