Formerly named: CASTRUM BELLI-FORTIS, Burgus BELLI-FORTIS, ECCLESIA BELLI-FORTIS, BELFORT, BEALFORT, BEAULFORT and BEFORT
"For several centuries, as elsewhere, Beaufort undergone many dramatic events such as wars, famines or epidemics. Besides the serious events, others quieter also marked local life.
"From 1471 to 1479, the armies of King Louis XI sacked the village. In 1595, Beaufort suffered abuse troops of Henri IV. A little later in time, in 1637, French troops, after having ruined Maynal, threw themselves on Beaufort fell. But April 14, 1639 with 300 soldiers Lacuzon Beaufort took the French.
"The revolutionary period of 1789 to 1795 was fairly quiet in Beaufort. Note, however, the episode of 1793: Beaufort peasants, led by a few fanatics rushed upon the castle, began to pillage and ruined so much, that even today it is hard to find in the traces. August 17, 1850 was marked by the passage of Napoleon III, President of the Republic.
"The last event which marked the history of this village took place August 11, 1819, when Beaufort Cousance replaced its chief place of Canton." From the website of Christian Menouillard