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The royal bastide of Revel

Come and visit the royal bastide of Revel, founded in 1342 by King Philip VI of France (1293-1350). You will wander by the bastide streets, understanding the different monuments like the central square where sits the market hall (14th Century) with its belfry (19th Centur

Discover the Royal Bastide of Revel, created in 1342 by King Philippe VI of Valois (1293-1350). On walking through the streets of the bastide you will appreciate the different monuments of the city like the central square where the markethall (14th century ) and the belfry (19th century) are located.

Revel, charming Royal Bastide with its 14th century markethall topped by a belfry tower. where every Saturday one of the 100 most beautiful markets in France is held. Revel, is also the city of cabinet makers with its Museum of Wood and Marquetery which presents a thematic tour dedicated to wood so you can discover the close link bringing together Man with this fragile, majestic matter, with its multiple properties.

You can also discover the Neo-byzantine church of Notre-Dame-Des -Grâces (19th c.), the Art Deco Public baths, as well as many mansions in the city center.

Finally, some of the great people that lived in Revel were: Pierre-Paul Riquet (1606-1680) – inventor of the Canal du Midi, Vincent Auriol, president of the IVth Republic (1947-1954), Alexandre Monoury, cabinetmaker at the origin of the furniture manufacturing tradition in Revel( he moved there in 1888) and the brothers Jean et Pierre Get who invented the famous liquor Get 27 in 1796.

 

 

With its 14th Century wooden covered market hall topped by a belfry, the lovely royal bastide of Revel is housing every Saturday a market that has been classified among the top 100 “most beautiful markets of France”. Revel has also been nicknamed the city of cabinetmaking, with its Museum of woodworking and cabinetmaking (Musée du Bois et de la Marqueterie) that is displaying a thematic exhibition about the link between mankind and this fragile yet majestic material.

Also in Revel, you can discover the Neo-Byzantine church Our Lady of Graces (19th Century), the Art deco public bath (Bains-Douches) and some private mansions of the town centre. Among others, some great figures lived in Revel: Pierre-Paul Riquet (1606-1680), businessman and engineer responsible for the construction of the Canal du Midi, Vincent Auriol, French statesman and President of the Fourth Republic from 1947 to 1954, Alexandre Monoury, cabinetmaker at the root of furniture-making tradition in Revel (he settled down in 1888) and the Brothers Jean and Pierre Get who invented the mint liquor Get 27 in 1796.

 

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