ROYAL POWER AND THE NEW FACE OF THE FORTIFIED TOWN The Second Phase
The castle against the Inner Wall on the west face.
t the end of Raimond Trencavel's siege of the city, the suburbs
were in ruins and the city fortifications heavily damaged. Repairs
were begun in 1242 on several sections of the outer wall and
on the Aude Barbican, an advance post on the western side of
the city. The suburbs of Saint-Vincent and Saint-Michel on the
north east and south east sides of the city were destroyed to
prevent possible uprisings by their inhabitants. With the construction
of the Peyre Tower and the Vade
Tower (records state it was finished in 1245)
the defence of the south east side of the city was ensured.
A permanent garrison was stationed at the castle
which was enlarged : An additional floor was built onto the
main body of the Roman buildings and a new building containing
a ceremonial hall was added on the south side.