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Troyes

Troyes) is a commune and the capital of the department of Aube in the Grand Est region of north-central France. It is located on the Seine river about 140 km south-east of Paris. Troyes is situated within the Champagne wine region and is near to ...

                                               

Vaucouleurs

Vaucouleurs is a commune in the Meuse department of France, located approximately 300 km from Paris. Joan of Arc stayed in Vaucouleurs for several months during 1428 and 1429 while she sought permission to visit the royal court of Charles VII of ...

                                               

Vitry-le-François

Vitry-le-François is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France. It is located on the Marne River and is the western terminus of the Marne–Rhine Canal.

                                               

Vix, Cote-dOr

The area around the village of Vix is the site of an important prehistoric complex from the Celtic Late Hallstatt and Early La Tene periods, comprising an important fortified settlement and several burial mounds. The most famous of the latter, th ...

                                               

Vouziers

Vouziers is a commune of the Ardennes department in northern France. Vouziers is the burial place of the pioneer First World War fighter pilot Roland Garros, after whom the Stade Roland Garros in Paris the location of the French Open tennis tourn ...

                                               

Broodmeester of Flanders

Broodmeester of Flanders or Pannetier de Flandre was a feudal title, this hereditary title evolved in the Ancien Regime to a ceremonial function.

                                               

Brugse Vrije

The Brugse Vrije was a castellany in the county of Flanders, often called in English the Franc of Bruges. It included the area around Bruges, and was bordered by the North Sea, the Westerschelde and the Yser river. The city of Bruges was separate ...

                                               

French Flanders

French Flanders is a part of the historical County of Flanders in present-day France where Flemings were traditionally the dominant ethnic group and where a dialect of Dutch was or still is traditionally spoken. The region lies in the modern-day ...

                                               

Lille Chamber of Accounts

The Lille Chamber of Accounts was founded by Philip the Bold on 15 February 1386 to audit the accounts of his functionaries in the county of Flanders. As Burgundian rule expanded in the Low Countries, similar chambers were founded in Brussels and ...

                                               

Prinsenhof (Ghent)

The Prinsenhof or Hof ten Walle was a historic building in Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium which served as the official residence of the Counts of Flanders from the 15th century. It was used by the Counts of Flanders since at least 1366, having p ...

                                               

Romance Flanders

Romance Flanders or Gallicant Flanders is a historical term for the part of the County of Flanders in which Romance languages were spoken, such as varieties of Picard. Today the region straddles the border of France and Belgium.

                                               

States of Flanders

The States of Flanders were a representative institution in the medieval and early modern County of Flanders. Initially it consisted only of the Third Estate, with representatives of the three cities of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. Around 1350 the ru ...

                                               

Walloon Flanders

Walloon Flanders was a semi-independent part of the County of Flanders, composed of the burgraviates of Lille, Douai and Orchies. It is sometimes referred to as Lille–Douai–Orchies.

                                               

Ahun

A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Creuse River, some 15 km 9.3 mi southeast of Gueret, at the junction of the D942, D13 and the D18. It was the Roman site of Acitodunum, an important town on t ...

                                               

Ambazac

Catherine Cesarsky, astrophysicist Albert Besson, bacteriologist Maurice Boitel, painter artist, he painted in Ambazac between 1947 et 1996 Raymond Deseze, barrister and member of the Academie française Canon Landon, epigraphist and Latinist, pri ...

                                               

Aubusson, Creuse

Aubusson is situated in the southern part of the departement, at the confluence of the Creuse River and the Beauze. The route nationale N141 goes through the town.

                                               

Auzances

A small farming and light industrial town situated by the left bank of the river La Noisette, not far from the Cher, some 16 miles 26 km northeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D4, D988 and D996 roads. The commune is served by local coaches.

                                               

Availles-Limouzine

Availles-Limouzine is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central-western France. The Clouere flows northwestward through the western part of the commune, then forms its northwestern border. The Vienne forms par ...

                                               

Belabre

Belabre is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is the site of the Gallic city of Vosagum during the era of the Roman Empires domination of this part of western Gaul.

                                               

Bellac

Bellac is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. Inhabitants are known as Bellachons. Bellac is where the French author Jean Giraudoux, writer of LApollon de Bellac, was born in 1882. His hous ...

                                               

Bonnat, Creuse

An area of farming and some associated light industry, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Petite Creuse, some 10 miles 16 km north of Gueret, at the junction of the D6, D15 and the D56.

                                               

Bourganeuf

An area of farming and forestry, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Taurion river, some 21 miles 34 km south of Gueret, at the junction of the D8, D912, D940 and the D941.

                                               

Chateauponsac

Chateauponsac, also known locally as Chateau Lorraine, is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

                                               

Confolens

Confolens is a commune in southwestern France. It is one of the two sub-prefectures of the Charente department. Confolens is the administrative center of a largely rural district, which has seen the development of tourism in recent years. On 1 Ja ...

                                               

La Courtine

An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the Creuse river valley, some 18 miles 29 km south of Aubusson, at the junction of the D25, D29 and the D992. The commune is within the natural park of ...

                                               

Couzeix

Couzeix is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. Inhabitants are known as Couzeixois Occitan: coseinauds.

                                               

Le Dorat

Le Dorat is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is considered to be the traditional capital of the Basse Marche. Inhabitants are known as Dorachons. Some say that Le Dorat owes its name ...

                                               

Dun-le-Palestel

The Lavoir of Dunet where the residents of the village washed their linens before the invention of the washing machine. Vestiges of the moat of a castle. A dolmen known as the Pierre Eubeste, at La Valette. The portal of the old church, dating fr ...

                                               

Eguzon-Chantome

Eguzon-Chantome is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is situated on the river Creuse. A nearby hydroelectric dam the Eguzon Dam, opened in 1923, provides electricity and also creates a lake Lac de Chambon that is used for le ...

                                               

Evaux-les-Bains

A spa town founded by the Romans in the first century, who developed thermal baths and called the place" Ivaonum,” possibly after a deity, Ivaos. It became a place of pilgrimage after the sixth century, because of the tomb of the Christian hermit ...

                                               

Felletin

An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising a small town and several villages and hamlets situated by the banks of the Creuse River just 5 miles 8.0 km south of Aubusson at the junction of the D10, D19, D23 and the D982 roads. T ...

                                               

Gueret

Gueret is a commune and the prefecture of the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

                                               

Marsac, Creuse

An area of lakes, streams and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the little river Ardour, some 15 miles 24 km southwest of Gueret at the junction of the D42, D914 and the D57 roads. The commune is served ...

                                               

Nantiat

Nantiat is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France. Inhabitants are known as Nantiauds.

                                               

Nieul

Nieul is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France. Inhabitants are known as Nieulois.

                                               

Peyrat-le-Chateau

Peyrat-le-Chateau) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France. Inhabitants are known as Peyratois.

                                               

Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Saint-Benoit-du-Sault is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is a medieval village, perched in a curve on a rocky butte overlooking the Portefeuille River in the former province of Berry. In 1988, it was named one of "the most ...

                                               

Soumans

An area of lakes, quarries and farming, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Petite Creuse river some 20 miles 32 km northeast of Gueret, at the junction of the D917, D7 and the D64a roads. The commune shares a ...

                                               

La Souterraine

La Souterraine is an area of farming and light industry, comprising the town and a few small hamlets. It is situated some 20 miles 32 km west of Gueret, at the junction of the D1, D912, D951 and the N145 roads. It is also served by a TER railway ...

                                               

Bourgoin-Jallieu

Bourgoin-Jallieu is a commune in the Isere department in the province of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes in France. The city had 26.773 inhabitants in 2015 and lies 35 kilometres east-southeast of Lyon.

                                               

Briançon

Briançon, Occitan is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur region in southeastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. At an altitude of 1.326 metres 4.350 feet it is the highest city in France, ba ...

                                               

Die, Drome

Die is a commune, former episcopal see, and subprefecture of the Drome department in southeastern France. The region around Die is known as the Diois. Die is best known for the Clairette de Die, a sparkling wine. It was a county in the High Middl ...

                                               

Gap, Hautes-Alpes

Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. At a height of 750 m above sea level, it is Frances highest prefecture. Together with other Alpine towns, Gap engages in the Alpine Town of the ...

                                               

Grenoble

Grenoble ; Arpitan: Grenoblo) is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isere. Located in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isere and is an importan ...

                                               

Montelimar

Montelimar is a commune in the Drome department in southeastern France. It is the second-largest town in the department after Valence.

                                               

Nyons

Nyons was settled in the 6th century BC as Nyrax by a Gallic tribe, probably the Segusiavi or the Sequani. Hecataeus of Miletus mentioned Nyrax around 500 BC when writing about the Celts. It is situated next to the river Aigues or Eygues, which i ...

                                               

Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere is located on the Isere, 20 km 12 mi northeast of Valence. There are more than 50.000 inhabitants in the urban area if the neighboring town of Bourg-de-Peage is included. Romans is close to the Vercors.

                                               

Venissieux

In May 1944 the industries are damaged by the bombing especially Berliet factories. On 2 September 1944, Venissieux is freed from the Nazis. Riots in September 1981, occurring particularly in the area of Les Minguettes, were some of the first of ...

                                               

Vienne, Isere

Vienne ; Arpitan: Viena) is a commune in southeastern France, located 35 kilometres south of Lyon, at the confluence of the Gere river and the Rhone. Today, it is only the fourth largest city in the Isere department, of which it is a subprefectur ...

                                               

Villeurbanne

Villeurbanne is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in eastern France. It is situated northeast of Lyon, with which it forms the heart of the second-largest metropolitan area in France after that of Paris. Villeurba ...