Friday, September 11, 2009

Not just 10 pics: Bazas

Bazas is situated at the south of Bordeaux.

It is a so called bastide, a town that was built in about the 14th century, not developing near a castle or an abbey but built at a "new" location, as from scrap, say, and more or less fortified, during the Hundred Years War.
These porches are typical for bastides. About half of the bastides were built by the english btw.

House with dutch influence.