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Cathars and bastides in the Languedoc

In South West France, pensioners playing pétanque in the place, patrons sipping strong dark coffee, enjoying the peace and quiet. In the countryside, fig trees, orchards, vineyards, sunflower fields, corn fields cover the gently rolling hills like a multicolour patchwork quilt. This is the Languedoc today, that medieval fairy-tale land of the troubadours and courtly…

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