“CIRCULADES” in Languedoc-Roussillon

A “circulade” is a medieval village whose streets are built in a (continuous) circle around a church or a Bastide. These villages date back to the Middle Ages. Another name used to be “village rond”.

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Gruissan, where the roads are circeling around the Barberousse tower
© OT Gruissan
 

This way of building began in the year 1000 and lasted until 1130. There are 52 municipalities in Languedoc-Roussillon, who are allowed to have this label. They all have to ensure that the centers of these villages remain authentic. You can recognize the villages by this “label” at the beginning of the village:

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If you would like more information about the circular villages, please take a look at the website of the “Circulade villages” by clicking here.

Below you will find the “circulades” in Languedoc-Roussillon by department:

Hérault Aude Gard
Aigne Alaigne Aigremont
Alignan du vent Alairac Durfort
Balaruc le Vieux Bellegarde du Razès La Calmette
Castries Bram
Caux Cailhau
Fabrègues Cailhavel
Fouzilhon Capendu
Gabian Donazac
Le Pouget Gruissan
Magalas Issel
Margon La Digne d’Aval
Murviel les Béziers La Force
Nézignan l’Evêque Lasbordes
Nizas Lasserre de Prouille, Magrie
Puisserguier Mazerolles du Razès
Olonzac Montclar
Paulhan Pouzols Minervois
Poussan  Sallèles d’Aude
Gigean Villeneuve les Montreals
Puissalicon
Puéchabon
Roujan
Saint Geniès de Fontedit
Saint Jean de Fos
Saint Pargoire
Saint Pons de Mauchiens

Please do not hesitate to contact Maxéa Immobilier to see if there is a house for sale in one of these circular villages. You can reach us at +33 (0)4 67 24 82 42.

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Bram, the biggest circulade of Languedoc-Roussillon
© X. Beaujard
 
 

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