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One of the best bastilles in France still standing

This Bastide is not only the village square, which once served to protect the village businesses... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
sherman2055
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Phoenix, Arizona
Worth a detour!

The Bastide de Mirepoix is really beautiful and the buildings are constructed of wood and cob... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
sonyamsonyamsonyam
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Bastide is a description of the architectural arrangement of the city structures. The roads are orientated N/S and E/W. The city used to have 4 entry gates corresponding to these directions. Now, only the West gate survives. Around the city, parts of the old walls...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This Bastide is not only the village square, which once served to protect the village businesses, but is an active social spot for dinner or shopping. We watched France win the soccer semi-finals there and it was so cool- singing and celebrating. This is a...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Bastide de Mirepoix is really beautiful and the buildings are constructed of wood and cob. there was a huge flood in 1289 and it was reconstructed in the same Bastide style ie a main square and original Mediaeval buildings. The houses are half timbered...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We loved Mirepoix, the Bastide is a magical spot and a good example of medieval life. Would go back any moment.

Thank Soniafm
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This beautiful town of timber houses and clay walls was built in the 13th and fortified in the 14th century. It has suffered a flood, a 100 year old war and was ransacked many times. A 'bastide' was created being a central square to promote...More

Thank Marijkedol
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We stumbled upon Mirepoix after looking for somewhere to stop on the road back from Foix. What we found was unforgettable. We've traveled extensively in France, always visiting medieval towns and villages, yet we have never seen such a complete survival of medieval timbered buildings...More

Thank NickBrum
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The old medieval town center has three sides of overhanging, mortar and timber homes that create a feel that cannot be duplicated. You walk under history. Beautiful carvings adorn the timbers. A few small signs give the history of the facades.

Thank blondechickma
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Bastide is a description of the architectural arrangement of the city structures. The roads are orientated N/S and E/W. The city used to have 4 entry gates corresponding to these directions. Now, only the West gate survives. Around the city, parts of the old walls...More

1  Thank Wolfpeltz
Reviewed July 9, 2016

On a recent trip from the Spanish Pyrenees through France to Beziers, after a night in St Liziers near St Girons, we deliberately decided to stop for breakfast in Mirepoix. We have stayed there 3 times before and we love it. We were not disappointed...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a mornings visit. The buildings are really good and the cathedral running on one side adds to the step back in time feeling. The bakery on one corner does decent continental breakfasts too!

Thank Jeff and Evelyn... W
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The town Centre of Mirepoix is a sight to behold, with the bulk of the buildings being traditional, medieval design. The Monday market is great, with loads of local products on offer.

Thank Andy D
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