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Albi in Tarn Département, Midi-Pyrénées, France
 

Le Castelnau

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2012
1. Le Castelnau Marker
Inscription. Le Castelnau, désignait «le bourg nouveau»» par opposition au Castleviel, qui constituait le site originel de la ville au début du Moyen Âge. Il s’est développé aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles entre la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile, au nord, et la fontaine de Verdusse, au sud. Ce quartier s’est formé avec l’accord des trois purssances qui dominaient la ville: le comte de Toulouse, l’évêque d’Albi et le vicomte Trencavel. Le tracé régulier des rues révèle un volonté d’organisation de l’espace, visible dans les rues Saint-Clair et de la Croix blanche, plus droites et plus larges. Aujourd’hui, c’est l’un des quartiers du centre ancien les mieux restaurés; le conserve à la fois de belle demeures traditionnelles albegeoises, tout en offrant des points de vue remarquables sur la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile et la collégiale Saint-Salvi.

English:
Castelnau
The Old City of Albi was first known as Castelnau or “new town” in distinction to Castelviel – the original site of the city at the start of the Middle Ages. It developed during the 12th and 13th centuries between the Cathedral of Staine-Cécile to the north and the fountain of Verdusse to the south. With the approval of the city’s three ruling forces – the Count of Toulouse, the Bishop of Albi and the Vicount Trecavel – the neighbourhood grew. The regular

Le Castelnau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2012
2. Le Castelnau Marker
layout of the streets shows intentional organization of space, an can be seen in the straighter and wider rue Saint-Clair and the rul de la Croix-Blanche. Today, Vieil Alby is one of the best-restored neighbourhoods in the old centre-town, featuring well preserved houses in the traditional Albi style and stunning views of the cathedral of Saint-Cécile and the Saint-Salvi collegial church.

Spanish:
Castelnau
La villa nueva o Castelnau, en contraste con la villa vieja o Castelviel, emplazamiento original de la ciudad a principios de la Edad Media, se desarrolló en los siglos XII y XIII entre la catedral de Santa Cecilia, al norte, y la fuente de Verdusse, al sur, con el beneplácito de las tres autoridades que regían la ciudad: el conde de Tolosa, el obispo de Albi y el vizconde Trencavel.
El trazado regular de las calles es fruto de una ordenación del espacio premeditada, que puede apreciarse claramente en las calles de Saint-Clair y de la Croix-Blanche, amplias y rectilíneas.
Hoy en día es uno de los barrios mejor conservados del casco antiguo, con hermosas construcciones al más puro estilo albigense y excelentes vistas de la catedral y de la colegiata de San Salvi.
 
Erected by Ville d’Albi.
 
Location. 43° 55.649′ N, 2° 8.646′ 
Street View in Le Castelnau District image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2012
3. Street View in Le Castelnau District
E. Marker is in Albi, Midi-Pyrénées, in Tarn Département. Marker is at the intersection of Rue de la Piale and Rue Sainte-Cecile on Rue de la Piale. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albi, Midi-Pyrénées 81000, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’hôtel Séré de Rivières (a few steps from this marker); Le bourg Saint-Salvi (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Temporalité (about 180 meters away); Le palais de la Berbie (about 180 meters away); Hôtel de Fenasse (about 240 meters away); Hôtel Reynes (about 240 meters away); a different marker also named Le palais de la Berbie (about 240 meters away); Les berges du Tarn (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Albi.
 
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Street View in Le Castelnau District image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2012
4. Street View in Le Castelnau District
 
 
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