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Vihiers

Vihiers is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Lys-Haut-Layon.

                                               

Aigrefeuille-dAunis

Aigrefeuille-dAunis is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants are known as Aigrefeuillais or Aigrefeuillaises. By population as well as by economic weight, it ...

                                               

Arçais

Arçais is a commune in the Deux-Sevres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is the only village in the centre of the Marais Mouille, the so-called "wet marsh" which forms the eastern half of the Marais Poitevin, near ...

                                               

Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. It is located south of the city of La Rochelle and is also a suburb. It is twinned with Knebworth in England.

                                               

Fouras

Fouras, also known as Fouras-les-Bains, is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. It lies 34 km south of La Rochelle.

                                               

Ile de Re

Ile de Re is an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle, on the northern side of the Pertuis dAntioche strait. Its highest point has an elevation of 20 metres. It is 30 kilometres long and five kilometres wide. The 2.9 km Ile de Re b ...

                                               

Marans, Charente-Maritime

Marans is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. It is connected to La Rochelle by the Canal de Marans à la Rochelle. The inhabitants of Marans are known as marandais. Marans is the ...

                                               

Oleron

Ile dOleron is an island off the Atlantic coast of France, on the southern side of the Pertuis dAntioche strait. It is the second largest island of Metropolitan France, after Corsica, with a length of 30 km and a width of 8 km. It has an area of ...

                                               

Rochefort, Charente-Maritime

Rochefort, also known as Rochefort-sur-Mer, is a commune in southwestern France, a port on the Charente estuary. It is a sub-prefecture of the Charente-Maritime department.

                                               

Saint-Martin-de-Re

Between 1873 and 1938, the prison in Saint-Martin de Re kept prisoners before they were shipped to the penal colonies in French Guiana or New Caledonia. See penal colonies on Re Island in French.

                                               

Saint-Pierre-dOleron

Saint-Pierre-dOleron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. It is located on the island of Oleron. As the biggest city of the island, it is widely considered as the capital of the island.

                                               

Surgeres

Surgeres is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. It is the home of the Surgeres 48 Hour Race.

                                               

Estates of Bearn

The Estates of Bearn are the former Provincial Estates of Bearn. It was formed following the death of Gaston III/X of Foix-Bearn, alias Gaston Phoebus, on 1 August 1391, as a sort of Extraordinary Assembly, regrouping the representatives of the v ...

                                               

Viscounts of Bearn

The viscounts of Bearn were the rulers of the viscounty of Bearn, located in the Pyrenees mountains and in the plain at their feet, in southwest France. Along with the three Basque provinces of Soule, Lower Navarre, and Labourd, as well as small ...

                                               

Beaujeu, Rhone

Beaujeu is a commune of the Rhone department in eastern France. It lies between Macon and Lyon. Beaujeu gives its name to the famous wine region of Beaujolais Biojolês, a former province of France of which it is the historical capital. However it ...

                                               

Belleville, Rhone

Belleville is a former commune of the Rhone department in eastern France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Belleville-en-Beaujolais.

                                               

Cours-la-Ville

It was formed in 1974 by the merger of Cours and La Ville. On 1 January 2016, Cours-la-Ville, Pont-Trambouze and Thel merged becoming one commune called Cours.

                                               

Villefranche-sur-Saone

Villefranche-sur-Saone ; Arpitan: Velafranche) is a commune in the Rhone department in eastern France. It lies 1 mile 1.6 km west of the Saone River, and is around 25 kilometres 16 mi north of Lyon. The inhabitants of the town are called Caladois.

                                               

Aigurande

The towns name derives from the Gallic word "Equoranda", which refers to a river or stream separating two Gallic tribes in this case the Pictons of Poitou and the Bituriges of the Berry.

                                               

Argenton-sur-Creuse

Argenton-sur-Creuse is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It lies on the Creuse River, 19 miles south-southwest of Chateauroux, close to the A20 motorway.

                                               

Argent-sur-Sauldre

An area of lakes, streams, forestry and farming comprising the village and a couple of hamlets, situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 35 miles 56 km north of Bourges at the junction of the D8, D940, D948 and the D24 roads. The commune ...

                                               

Bourges

Bourges) is a city in central France on the Yevre river. It is the capital of the department of Cher, and also was the capital of the former province of Berry.

                                               

Boussac, Creuse

A small light industrial town situated by the banks of the Petite Creuse river, some 25 miles 40 km northeast of Gueret, at the junction of the D11 and the D997 roads.

                                               

Buzançais

Buzançais is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is situated 22 km 14 mi northwest of Chateauroux, the nearest large city and is near the Brenne regional nature preserve. The Indre river flows through the commune.

                                               

Chateauroux

Chateauroux) is the capital of the Indre department in central France and the second-largest town in the province of Berry, after Bourges. Its residents are called Castelroussins.

                                               

La Chatre

George Sand lived for most of her life at Nohant-Vic near La Chatre. It was the birthplace of Henri de Latouche and Emile Acollas. Andre Boillot the auto racing driver crashed here in 1932 and died from his injuries. From 1938 to his death in 195 ...

                                               

Culan

Culan is a commune in the Cher departement in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It is best known for its 12th-15th century medieval castle, the Chateau de Culan, one of the oldest castles still occupied in the world. The castle has beauti ...

                                               

Dun-sur-Auron

A farming area comprising a small town and a couple of hamlets situated by the banks of both the Auron River and the canal de Berry some 26 miles 42 km east of Bourges at the junction of the D10, D14, D28, D34 and the D943 roads. Another small ri ...

                                               

Issoudun

Issoudun is a commune in the Indre department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It is also referred to as Issoundun, which is the ancient name.

                                               

Levroux

Levroux is a commune in the Indre department in central France, to the north of Chateauroux. On 1 January 2016, the former commune of Saint-Martin-de-Lamps was merged into Levroux. On 1 January 2019, the former commune Saint-Pierre-de-Lamps was m ...

                                               

Lignieres, Cher

An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising a village and two hamlets situated by the banks of the river Arnon, some 24 miles 39 km southwest of Bourges, at the junction of the D925, D940 and the D65 roads. The commune borders the departmen ...

                                               

Nançay

Its name comes from Nanciacos and first appeared in 1010 Acts of the Abbot Engilbert. The territory belonged successively to the County of Sancerre and the area of La Chatre. Joan of Arc stayed there, leaving her name to the spring maiden. Its ca ...

                                               

Saint-Aignan, Loir-et-Cher

Saint-Aignan is known for its quiet nature, its gastronomic products, its castle and church and also its history. In the commune is located the ZooParc de Beauval.

                                               

Sancerre

Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town, commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. It is noted for its wine.

                                               

Selles-sur-Cher

Selles-sur-Cher is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France. The name of the commune is known internationally for its goat cheese, Selles-sur-Cher, which was first made in the village in the 19th century.

                                               

Valençay

The commune was formed by the amalgamation of three settlements: the "Bourg-de-lEglise", the "Bas-Bourg" and what is called the "old quarter." Valençay is part of Berry by virtue of its geographical situation. However, the chateau is a part of th ...

                                               

Vierzon

A medium-sized town by the banks of the Cher River with some light industry and an area of forestry and farming to the north. It is situated some 33 kilometres 21 miles northwest of Bourges, at the junction of the D2020, D2076 and the D918 roads. ...

                                               

Aigueperse, Puy-de-Dome

Aigueperse was the birthplace of: Jacques Delille 1738–1813, poet, said to be a descendant of the former Michel de lHopital c. 1505–1573, statesman

                                               

Bourbon-lArchambault

Bourbon-lArchambault is a spa town and a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in central France. It is the place of origin of the House of Bourbon.

                                               

Commentry

Commentry is a commune in the department of Allier in central France. It lies 42 miles southwest of Moulins in the valley of the Oeil. It is within 8 km of one of the geographic centres of France. The film actress Yvonne Rozille was born in Comme ...

                                               

Gannat

Gannat is a commune in the Allier department in central France. Gannat was a sub-prefecture until 1926, with a population of around 5.800 inhabitants. There is a castle the Chateau de Gannat, two churches of which one Saint-Etienne is partly Roma ...

                                               

Lapalisse

Lapalisse is a commune in the Allier department in central France. The organist Emile Bourdon was born in Lapalisse. The 11th century Chateau de La Palice is located in the commune.

                                               

Lurcy-Levis

Lurcy-Levis is a commune on the northern limits the Allier department in Auvergne in central France. It is around 24 km 15 mi east of Saint-Amand-Montrond and the A71 autoroute and 38 km 24 mi west of Moulins and the N7.

                                               

Le Mayet-de-Montagne

Le Mayet-de-Montagne is situated 16.6 miles south of Vichy in the north part of the Massif Central. It is situated at an altitude of around 1.800 feet.

                                               

Montluçon

Montluçon (French: is a commune in central France on the Cher river. It is the largest commune in the Allier department, although the departments prefecture is located in the smaller town of Moulins. Its inhabitants are known as Montluçonnais. Th ...

                                               

Moulins, Allier

Moulins is a commune in central France, capital of the Allier department. It is located on the Allier River. Among its many tourist attractions are the Maison Mantin, the Anne de Beaujeu Museum and The National Center of Costume and Scenography.

                                               

Saint-Amand-Montrond

Saint-Amand-Montrond is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France and the historical province of Bourbonnais. Saint-Amand-Montrond literally translates to Saint Amand round hill, despite not being on a round hill.

                                               

Sancoins

An area of farming and associated light industry comprising a small town and several hamlets situated by the banks of both the river Aubois and the canal de Berry, about 26 miles 42 km southeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D2076 with the D ...

                                               

Souvigny

Souvigny is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes in central France. Today the main town of a canton of the Allier department, Souvigny has long been one of the major towns in the Bourbonnais of which it was once the capital, ...

                                               

Bar-sur-Aube

Bar-sur-Aube) is a French commune and a sub-prefecture in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of France. Surrounded by hills and Champagne vineyards, the city is traversed by the river Aube, from which it derives its name. The inhabitants ...