bastide

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From French bastide

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bastide (plural bastides)


  1. mansion in Provence
    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.
  2. 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.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Occitan bastida, past participle of bastir, cognate with French bâtir. Compare with bâtisse

Noun[edit]

bastide f (plural bastides)

Une bastide (1) sur le plan de Canjuers
  1. mansion in Provence
    Les mas diffèrent des bastides qui étaient pour la bourgeoisie.
  2. new town built in medieval Languedoc, Gascony and Aquitaine during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
    Les bastides furent toutes fondées d'un seul jet, sur un plan préconçu, généralement uniforme, et cela dans la période d'une centaine d'années (1250-1350).

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