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bastide

1. A medieval settlement built for defense purposes and generally laid out with a geometric plan, esp. in France.
2. A small rural dwelling in southern France.
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The settlement began to grow and prosper, so in 1250 a typical bastide town was built, with its grid of narrow streets surrounded and protected by a huge wall with only four entrances.
He didn't have enough men or supplies to capture Carcasssonne's citadel above the Aude, so he threatened to burn down the now thriving bastide.
Today's visitor finds the canal, a capacious basin and quay are situated beside the Bastide and the town's railway station.
There are many other bastides along the Dordogne, notably Domme, perched high on a cliff above the river in the Perigord Noir.
Contract notice: Statutory insurance for the control group constituted by the community of communes bastide dordogne and the welfare center intercommunal bastide dordogne
Statutory insurance for the control group constituted by the community of communes Bastide Dordogne intercommunal and social welfare center Bastide Dordogne.
Major organization : CC BASTIDES EN HAUT-AGENAIS PEeRIGORD