Welcome to St-Bertrand de Comminges
The ancient Roman settlement was founded by the Roman general Pompée around 72 BC, and there are a few modest remains from this ancient time located a short stroll from the cathedral. By the 2nd century AD, the town had a population of at least 10,000 inhabitants. The boom days didn't last, however, and the city was sacked by Vandals in 409 and subsequently abandoned. The town saw new life in the 12th century when the cathedral was built, and it became an important stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.