|Arrondissement||Arrondissement of Tarbes|
|Canton||Canton of Trie-sur-Baïse|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Pays de Trie|
|Elevation||224–360 m (735–1,180 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 ft)
|Land area1||11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi)|
|- Density||101 /km2 (260 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||65452/ 65220|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Trie-sur-Baïse is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. It is the administrative center in a "canton" comprising 22 villages. It is famous for its annual pig festival known as "La Pourcailhade".
Origin of name 
Trie-sur-Baïse is named after Jean de Trie, Lord of Toulouse.
- 1323 - Foundation of the bastide (a walled town)
- 1325 - Inauguration of a weekly market.
- 1355 - Siege and destruction of the town by the Black Prince.
- 1360-1362 - Town invaded and pillaged by the English four times.
- 1363 - Reconstruction by the inhabitants.
- 1849 - Modernisation of the town which takes on its current form.
Main sights 
The Parish Church 
The legend 
In August 1355, the early inhabitants of Trie assembled to decide where the church should be built. Snow began to fall and covered the ground except for one spot in the shape of a cross. This is where they built the first chapel dedicated to our "Lady of the snow", who is, to this day, the protector of the town. The anniversary on the first Sunday of August is still a date for important local worship and rejoicing.
The Carmes monastery 
The Carmes monastery was founded in 1365. In 1659, arson destroyed the main buildings and only the church could be partly saved from complete destruction. The monastery was only rebuilt 60 to 70 years later.
The church was fully restored in 1992 and has today become a center of cultural activities. A typical example of meridional gothic architecture, the church is the centerpoint of local historical interest and its cloister has been reconstructed stone by stone in New York.
In Trie-sur-Baïse, there are shops to satisfy everyday requirements. In addition, every Tuesday, there is the traditional market.
From December to February, the special "marché au gras" (goose and duck produce) takes place on Sundays.
Also at the end of August is the "foire aux broutards", where over 3500 calves are sold.
La Grande Pourcailhade 
A festival around the theme of the pig takes place at the beginning of August and is called "La Grande Pourcailhade".
During the day, pigs and pork are the subject of different events, for example:
- the pig squeal imitation contest,
- the sausage-eating contest,
- the best big disguise contest,
- the porklet race.
In the evening, dinner is served and to end with a flourish, musical entertainment is offered by a celebrity.
Night markets 
Each year, on July 13 and August 13, night markets with a firwork, disco and dancing are held from 7 pm onwards on the town square.
Antique fair 
At the end of July, an antique fair is organised where one can buy, sell or simply admire curios, pieces of furniture and artefacts.
Local fair 
Around the first Sunday of August, the local fair takes place over five days with various activities for children and adults.
See also 
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