Conférence à l'Université populaire : Les Bastides

Lecture at Montauban

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  • The Popular University offers a Conference on the theme "The Bastides" on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 18h to 19h30 at the People's University, 1 place from 22 September 1792 - 82000 Montauban. Limited, this time Bastides lasted only 151 years from 1222 to 1373. And yet more than 400 Bastides were then based on a territory that now represents sixteen departments. They still form the fabric of small towns in the South-West, with names evoking their status (Villefranche, Villeneuve, La Bastide ...) or referring to major foreign cities (Barcelona, Granada, Fleurance, Cologne, Bruges ...). These Bastides allowed the sedentarization of a population, which has increased sharply since 1100, in a large "Chess Game" at the scale of a territory, between Comte de Toulouse and King of France first, then between King of France and King of England Duke of Aquitaine afterwards. This movement takes the organized route of an agglomeration, used in antiquity but abandoned for several centuries. It is remarkable today of modernity in its planning of an urban development. More information: or or
  • On April 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM