renovation, restoration, appellation
We have a number of ancient street names here in Campagne-sur-Aude. Perhaps because this is a backwater frozen in time, we seem to have avoided the mass renaming of streets that occurred following the French Revolution. The history of the village is in these ancient walkways and names. Above-header- “Promenade du Chateau Fort”- is the circular walk around the fortified chateau/church in the heart of the village. This was the moat a few hundred years ago.
Left- Rue de la Radellerie-“rafting street”-runs down to the banks of river Aude and presumable is the spot where the rafters launched. We think the river was much higher years ago before the dam was built upstream at Quillan
Right Rue du Pountet -“Little bridge ” street in the Occitan language, also leads down to the river and the site possibly of another, older bridge.
Left- Rue d’Occitanie-“Occitanie” being the region where the Occitan languages are spoken. Note the strong yellow render, one of our builder’s favourite shades on one of his house renovation projects!
Right above- Place des Templiers-