French medieval bastide village : Mirepoix, Ariège

French medieval bastide village : Mirepoix, Ariège

Villages de France : Mirepoix is a  bastide village with timber-framed houses and commercial arcades around an open area.
(Bastides are fortified new towns built in medieval Languedoc, Gascony and Aquitaine during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries)
Pays Cathare, Ariège,  Midi-Pyrénées, southwest France

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