Tours : étude chrono-chorématique

Abstract : Caesarodunum was a Roman civitas capital on the Loire's left bank. The small 4th century walled city and "Châteauneuf", the merchant town surrounding Saint-Martin abbey turned Tours into a medieval twin town. Although enclosed within its 14th and 17th century walls Tours remained bipolar until the 18th century when the major North-South road between the city and the merchant town - the Parisian radial route - became the major axis along which the town spread according to the model of valley towns. Constricted between the Loire and the Cher until the 19th century, the town spread beyond these confines in the 1950s onto the surrounding plateaus by developing twin North and South areas of activity at the crossroads of several highways.
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Xavier Rodier, Henri Galinié, Roger Brunet. Tours : étude chrono-chorématique. M@ppemonde, Maison de la géographie, 2010, pp.1-17. ⟨halshs-00956192⟩

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