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Things to See in the Languedoc:   Historic Villages and Bastides:   Circulades

Circular villages.   In medieval times villages of this region were often situated on hilltops and built in a circular fashion for defensive purposes. Many examples can be found in the Razès.

They are now called circulades.

Lasserre-de-Prouilhes

La Force

La Digne d'Aval

Cailhavel

Bram

Alaigne

 

    Examples of circular villages are:

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Alairac
 
Bram
 
Brugairolles
 
Capendu
 
Donazac
 
Fabrigues
 
La Force
 
Lasserre-de-Prouilhes
 
Montpezat
 
Murviel
 
Paulhan
 
Puimisson
 
Puissalicon
 
Saint-Jean-de-Fos
 
Villeneuve-les-Montréal
 

 

 

 

 

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Circular Villages - Circulades