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It was named after a Roman camp located on the Saissac-Carcassonne road and the name "Alzonna" means planted with aulns trees.

Located 3 km away from the Canal between the villages of Fresquel and Vernassonne it suffured the Albigensian Crusade , followed by the the Prince Noir's wars.

To testify to all these years of persecution a beautiful bell-tower gate is still standing and one can read on the oldest house of the village the following devise :

Here the police has a temple, and the justice its supportes and consuls" (1777).