Toulouse: Reynerie district
La Reynerie, on metro line A, where the names of the stations are announced in French and Occitan. Besides, in lenga nòstra, the name is Reineria. A quarter of Tolosa that fòrça cambiat / Reynerie, a Toulouse district that has changed a lot. The architect Georges Candilis, a former pupil of Le Corbusier, imagines linking the Reynerie to the other districts of Mirail, thanks to a huge pedestrian slab. Mas aquela d’aquí foguèt suprimida dins los ans oitanta / but this slab is going to be in the 90s.
But by the way, why the name Reynerie?
The district owes its name to a castèl bastit al sègle XVI / to a castle built in the 16th century. This domain is the property of the Deymier and Labatut families. But in 1548, it passed into the hands of the Reyniers who left it their name. This is therefore the new name of the domain. This is why this district is called Reynerie / the Reineria. Una precisioneta what the / One small clarification, however: the current castle has nothing to do with that of the Reyniers. E òc, lo castèl cambièt tornarmai de proprietari.
Is the castle going to change owners again?
This is Guillaume Dubarry. He is looking to renovate the estate e faguèt bastir alavetz un castèl novèl / and built a new castle cap al sègle XVIII / at the end of the 18th century. Finally, a word about this extraordinary garden located in Reynerie: it is the only French-style garden in the city. In particular, there is a circular basin surrounded by palm trees (and yes, you heard that right; there are palm trees at Reynerie!). Happy morning, say goodbye-siatz to the people of the Reineria / this morning, we greet all the inhabitants of Reynerie who are listening to France Bleu Occitanie in Toulouse on 91.8