|These three images are part of the perimeter of The Bastide. |
Top: Rue Barbes (yes, it made me smile, too) runs around the perimeter
Below Left: Portes de Jacobins on the southern wall
Below Right: Portes de Toulouse on the western wall
The Bastide is very orderly and the streets, although narrow, are laid out on a grid-pattern. Generally, they are one way, with a partner street going the other way. Many of the streets could be blocked off by the council whenever. The council, may I say was very active and efficient. Place Carnet was clean and tidy about 30 minutes after the market had finished on the Saturday. I was impressed.
|Assorted streets laid out in a grid pattern. The traffic is quiet in all of these. It did get locked up occasionally, but they were more patient than I would have been. They used the barriers extensively to restrict parking and to alter the flow of traffic.|