Today Brens is a village, which boasts 2,200 inhabitants. The history of this village dates back a long way since it began around the year 500, with the Counts of Toulouse building Brens castle there in 850.
The St Eugènes chapel dates back to 972.
In 1568, both the castle and the town were burnt to the ground by the Protestants. The Brens Tower still remains from this period. The stones from the ruins were used to build the bridge linking the town to Gaillac.
In 1801 Brens became the Village of Brens in the Gaillac district.
1995 saw the inauguration of the motorway and 2006 the inauguration of the Dora Schaul road in memory of the inmates of the Brens camp on the Lavaur road.