TOWER, MARKET AND CENTRAL SQUARE OF REVEL
The town of Revel was founded by the French King Philippe VI in 1342. This bastide is organized around a central square where the streets organized in checkerboards converge. This square with its polychrome galleries of brick, wood and stone is a real showcase for a splendid medieval market.
The 14th century market is one of the largest in France. The market is 39 m eahc side and is supported by 79 oak pillars. It is at the heart of the life of the people of Revel, especially on Saturday mornings when one of the 100 most beautiful markets in France takes place. The Revel Belfry/tower, in neo-classical style, dates from 1834. He is the one who rings the bell for the whole town. The country guard and town crier lived there until 1965. The previous half-timbered, brick tower was reported to have burnt down in 1829. It had several functions, including that of a prison. The Tourist Office invites you to discover the history of Revel through the Belfry every Saturday morning. The view extends from the Montagne Noire to the Lauragais hills and the Revel tile roofs.
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