The ancient forum, the Place du Peyra was traditionally the market-place and the place for orators. People gathered there to discuss the business of the town.
The name ‘Peyra’ comes from the ‘pierre’ (stone) used for executions. In 2005 the square has been entirely restored and embellished, returning life and conviviality to this spot favoured by tourists.
If you go down the rue du Portail-Levis from the Place du Peyra, you will notice the Place Vieille, mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records, 1996, as the one of the smallest square in France.