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bastide

(bæsˈtiːd)
n
a large manor house in the south of Francea small fortified town built in the south of France in the medieval period
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Throughout southern France, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, several hundred bastides were built in order to provide security and encourage trade.
The mighty Dordogne River and her sister, the Vezere, meander through gorges and meadows, past ancient troglodyte caves, bastides - fortified villages built by the British during the Hundred Years War - and magnificent chateaux.
Major organization : COM COMMUNES BASTIDES DORDOGNE PERIGOR
The object of this contract is the elaboration of the local inter-communal urban plan in lieu of a local housing program (pluih) of the bastides dordogne prigord community of communes (ccbdp).
Major organization : CDC DES BASTIDES EN HAUT AGENAIS PRIGORD