Pavie, town and country
Built on the foundations of a Roman villa, Pavie is a 13th-century medieval bastide built to a draughtboard-style plan. It was founded by Bernard IV Earl d'Astarac in pariage, or partnership, with the abbey of Berdoues.
The town was a long-standing rival of Auch, but it began its decline at the end of the Hundred Years' War when it served as a base for "routiers", bandits who scoured the entire region. In 1439, its population was massacred during a bloody battle ordered by Charles VII; Rue du Sang is a reminder of this dark time.
Don't miss, in
The Festival Trad'envie (Occitan culture) is the most important event of the village, both for the quality of its music and the friendliness of its atmosphere. Also around the 21rsdt of June, local feast.
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