Ce village situé entre vallée de l'Herbasse et Chambarans possède un cadre de vie préservé.
Number of inhabitants: 495
Area: 2,873 ha.
This village situated between the Herbasse Valley and Chambarans enjoys a jealously guarded quality of life. Here you find a local pond for tench, perch, roach and pike fishing, a forest for mushroom pickers and many waymarked paths for those who enjoy walking. Cereal farming constitutes the main activity in this district, together with livestock rearing.
According to local tradition you do not pronounce the "t" in Montrigaud. So you say "Mon-rigaud".
There are references to a "Montem Rigaudum" in the cartularies of 1333. Montrigaud once encompassed Saint-Bonnet-de-Valclérieux, the land of Charaix and part of Saint-Julien du Grand-Serre. In 1790, the village became the county town for a canton belonging to the Romans district.
In 1613, a man named Mazuyer, a doctor in Beaurepaire, announced that he had discovered an enormous tomb near the château of Langon containing the remains of a giant 25 feet tall with a 10-foot shoulder span and a 10-foot head circumference. Mazuyer transported the bones of the "giant" to Paris to display them to the public, for a charge, and won several surgeons over to his cause. There followed an interminable dispute among experts, between those who believed in a race of giants and those who saw only a few animal bones. Many publications appeared on this subject, which was then much in vogue. Ultimately it proved that the "giant's bones" were really those of an elephant or mastodon dating back several hundred thousand years!