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John Reps Bastides Collection

Monflanquin

Whoever planned Monflanquin for Alphonse de Poitiers in 1252 was apparently convinced of the wisdom of gridiron planning no matter what the site might be. Thus, the rounded and at places steeply sloping hilltop chosen for this bastide was branded with an unyielding grid of streets. Only the egg-shaped perimeter of the town reflected the topography. More

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