Bastide Definition

One well-known bastide in Provence is the Bastide Neuve, located in the village of La Treille near Marseille, which was a summer house for the family of French writer and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol.

New town built in medieval Languedoc, Gascony and Aquitaine during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Bastides began to appear in numbers under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1229), which permitted Raymond VII of Toulouse to build new towns in his shattered domains, though not to fortify them.

Origin of Bastide

  • From French bastide

    From Wiktionary

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