By Pascal PALLAS
Three Cocus, Borderouge, Croix-Daurade, Paleficat, Grand Selve mingle, north of Toulousea complex that is both contemporary, with its new residences, and inscribed in the history of former market gardening centers imbued with rurality.
Discover the 3.3 district of Toulouse thanks to the drone of the Conti studio for Actu Toulouse:
An agricultural past
Rural paths of Paleficate at the building bars of Bordeaux, there is probably not a more disparate sector of Toulouse today. Formerly, its almost perfect state unit offers large spaces for market gardening.
Toponymy also jealously preserves this agricultural past: let us evoke Borderouge, contraction of “Borde” (another name given to the farm in the south of France) red; or The land for earth land.
Since we are dwelling on the names and their meanings, do not believe that at the bend of a furrow of vegetables or under the lean-to of a farm, the dignity of three unfortunate husbands cut to suffer to the point that a district took the name of Three Cuckolds. This is the francization of Occitan “tres cocuts”. Understand: three cuckoo clocks.
Croix-Daurade, a “village” within the city
Trois Cocus has long formed one of the three village cores of the imposing market gardening belt of Toulouse. The other two are The land and especially, Sea bream crossto such an extent that in the confusion of revolutionary troubles, the district declared itself a commune in 1790.
Under the name of “Prairial”, the district of Croix Daurade lived its autonomy on the fringes of Toulouse until 1794. Despite the galloping urbanization of the area, the district today retains old residences and a certain charm of yesteryear. You can admire the Castelet de Croix-Daurade, a mansion built by the famous architect Virebent. We also like the small church dedicated to Saint-Caprais.
A changing sector
In recent years, many real estate programs have upset these neighborhoods and their balance. Evidenced by these blocks of buildings that led to Bordeaux since the beginning of the 2000s, has caused the extension of the real estate vocation of northern Toulouse.
This had begun between the two wars with the appearance of the first garden cities of Lalande or Cité du Nord (Launaguet road) but especially from 1963 and the creation of a Priority urbanization zone (ZUP) intended to accommodate repatriates from Algeria to Izards.
Successive municipal teams are striving to work on quality urban renewal, reconciling real estate density and the preservation of nature in the city. Moreover, Paléficat perfectly cultivates this notion of “countryside in the city”. Borderouge hosts the Gardens of the Museum but also the green area of Lake Maourine. It should be noted that several structuring facilities have also emerged, such as the Metronum, a current music room in Borderouge.
From Jean Montariol to the members of Zebda
These districts have given some personalities to Toulouse: John Montariolfamous architect who designed many buildings in Toulouse; Pascal Despeyrouxprofessional footballer at Toulouse FC and Saint-Etienne, 4 selections for the French team, the brothers Mouss and Hakim Amokranemusicians of the group Zebda.
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