The Carmelites's Gate was standing at the opposite side of the Bastide (to the north) and was destroyed in the 1770s. But the works of the neo-classical gate which was planned to be constructed never started.

Now we can see a McDonald's restaurant there... History didn't give us choice....

aised in 1779 on the place of an old gothic gate, it is part of a more ambitious town planning.
In the 18th century old gothic buildings were not fashionable anymore. Bishop Bazin de Bezons decided to raze those old gates and build modern and monumental entries to the Bastide in neo- classical style. There were four gates (north, south, east, west) which were old destroyed.

The Jacobins' Gate which is the south gate of the Bastide is the only one that was erected.

The royal coat of arms decorating the gate was destroyed during the French Revolution.

The little house next to the gate was formerly the lodging house of the doorkeeper. There is a very nice fountain too.


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