Labastide-d'Armagnac, sometimes spelled La Bastide d'Armagnac is a village and commune in south-west France in the département of Landes, in the region of Aquitaine. It is located in the ancient province of Gascogne (Gascony).
It was was founded in 1291 by Count Bernard VI Armagnac1 as Bolonia with the authorisation of the King of England, Edward the First.
Its urban form reflects that of many of the new towns founded in the south of France in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries during the Hundred Years War, both by the kings of England and local French Lords.
The streets and alleys form a checkerboard converging onto a large rectangular square with arcades, the Place Royale (or Royal Square) seen here. A remarkable Romanesque church dating from the twelfth century with a massive tower (dating from the fifteenth century) and the town hall occupy one of its sides.
Today it is regarded as one the most picturesque bastides in Landes. King Henry IV of France (1553 - 1610) liked to visit here where he lived in a house overlooking the Place Royale. It is this square that is thought to have inspired the creation of the Place des Vosges in Paris.
Extracted and freely translated from an article on French Wikipedea.
On the day we visited there was a large second-hand market or brocante in progress,
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kordinator (21295) 2013-06-30 0:58
Nice colorful square,elegant composed.
Finee panoramic format,my favorite.
Many nice details and shapes.
Great daily life scene.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-06-30 1:08
namaste, a nice panoramic view... The square is nice to watch at. Very good composition with nice light management. Excellent work. Tfs.
lousat (94770) 2013-06-30 1:32
Salut Steph,une tres jolie large view sur cette magnifique place,on peu ecouter les bruits de l'histoire ici,des architechtures magniifiques dans une composition circulaire capturee' avec details excellents et couleurs delicates.Mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano
jhm (156536) 2013-06-30 2:50
A lovely super wide image with the square as subject.
Nice place as market but also for enjoy of an cup of coffee on one of the terraces.
The church tower in background cares for a pleasant and attractive picture.
Nice composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
papagolf21 (105342) 2013-06-30 2:51
superbe vue panoramique de la grande place avec pour sujet principal un édifice de toute beauté.
Un pur régal à contempler.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-30 2:58
Lovely scenery of this town square with some architecture standing tall.Great POV, colors and light. a very good work!Beautiful scenery, competently photographed.Good management of light and shadows, producing pleasing pastel color tones with fine sharpness.Have a nice WE.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-06-30 3:47
Hi Stephen - I'm reading a novel set in France and was only thinking this morning how wonderful it must be to be able to go out to a market and buy fresh produce for a simple but wholesome meal. This shot sums up my 'reverie'; a beautiful, traditional market square bordered by lovely old buildings and a slow, uncluttered pace of life! Wonderful. Warm regards rosemary
PiotrF (20608) 2013-06-30 3:49
Nce panoramic view of Labastide-d'Armagnac.Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
pierrefonds (68909) 2013-06-30 4:47
L'étendue de la place donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des maisons et des immeubles. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Nicou (146830) 2013-06-30 5:38
quel panorama de cette place merveilleux quelle vue et image grandiose captage avec ces terrasse et cette tour qui domine le tout une merveille sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-30 6:04
super panoramic shot this! A wonderful POV and all the character of this beautiful French village laid out in front of us. A lot to look at and captured perfectly. Really like it!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (32536) 2013-06-30 6:53
That church does look ancient, its design has that medieval feeling of solidness and strength, and its stonework looks dark and brooding. A nice contrast to the lightness of the remainder of the square, which looks very quaint and feels very calming. The greenery and canopies add a nice feel to the whole scene as well. Great sky to top the scene!
williewhistler (16404) 2013-06-30 6:59
Hello Stephen,this pano shot is just delightful,with the stalls scattered around the pretty town square it has immense charm and great appeal.Lovely.
besnard (56798) 2013-06-30 7:30
Un panoramique très réussi de cette place vivante et en toile de fond une église à l'architecture intéressante.
Bravo et bon dimanche.
Graal (103036) 2013-06-30 7:48
interesting and nice panoramic view of old village. Amazing architecture and place there. Well quality large post after the opening. Good note also.
Have a nice evening.
tedesse (25135) 2013-06-30 12:01
Beautiful postcard from La Bastide d'Armagnac! Good POV and composition.
Wonderful colors and light, good sharpness.
Silvio1953 (148547) 2013-06-30 12:55
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic architecture, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (52110) 2013-06-30 14:00
una di quelle piazze che amo molto, la tua foto mi fa venire una gran voglia di partire.
C'è di tutto in questo scatto, le case, la chiesa, gli archi, la fontana, il mercato, tutte cose da osservare e vivere.
jemaflor (100163) 2013-07-01 4:42
Bien cadré avec cette présentation panoramique qui valorise l'architecture des lieux avec église, place présences humaines.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-07-01 9:38
un altro bell'acquerello nel tuo particolare stile di una cittadine della Francia.
Anche qui bel soggetto, tinte delicate, uso accorto del grandangolo al quale aggiungo anche delle note molto piacevoli.
Ciao e buona giornata
ikeharel (74791) 2013-07-03 3:41
Marvelous wide and inclusive view over the old town market square.
Charming place to sit in a cafe', not so crowded and surrounded by diff. eras architecture's.
Nice POV chosen, well collected details.
chawax (20758) 2013-07-07 11:35
I've been there a few years ago but I don't remember this nice POV on the main square of the village. Very well done !
Have a nice week,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (103285)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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