Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. mansion in Provence
  • n. new town built in medieval Languedoc, Gascony and Aquitaine during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small fortified building, often of timber, corresponding nearly to a modern blockhouse.
  • n. A temporary or movable hut or, tower erected for besieging purposes. See bastile, 4.
  • n. A small farm-house or country dwelling in the south of France, especially in the neighborhood of Marseilles.

Etymologies

From French bastide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While Manou's bastide is on an expansive plot of farmland, it is still part of a tiny Proven├žal hamlet.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Another nearby option, set back on a lush hilltop near Apt, the recently-opened La Coquillade, is an eco-friendly 28-room neo-Provencal bastide with sleekly-designed spacious rooms the split-level "honeymooner's" suite has its own pool and hammam, built on a 30-hectare vineyard with an ultra-modern wine cellar, Caves Aureto.

    Coasting High in Provence

  • In the sleepy outskirts of Lorgues (southeast France) I park next to an open barn, leaving my parapluie* in the car before walking through a gentle rain, down the slippery moss-covered path to an old bastide* where an English painter and chef has built her nid d'amour* in one 'branch' of an old rectangular maison.

    frotter - French Word-A-Day

  • If you need a place to stay, try the Bastide Saint Mathieu, a converted farmhouse on the edge of town, for Old World elegance (hotel-bastide-saint-mathieu-grasse. cote.azur.fr/).

    The Good Life

  • * A few of the women flipped through photos of Manou's bastide, * observing its before and after transformation.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Inside the three-story bastide (in the salon*), Manou's husband had knocked down a cloison* and brought in a giant stone fireplace.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • At the back of the pond, and somewhat hidden, there is a demure bastide.

    Words in a French Life

  • After slipping behind the eighteenth-century bastide to access the path and taking advantage of the angle to peep inside the gate, we practically slid down the hill through the mud.

    Words in a French Life

  • * A few of the women flipped through photos of Manou's bastide,* observing its before and after transformation.

    le coude - French Word-A-Day

  • Inside the three-story bastide in the salon*, Manou's husband had knocked down a cloison* and brought in a giant stone fireplace.

    le coude - French Word-A-Day

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