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Seix

The Chateau de Mirabat, a Middle Ages castle, known to be in ruins in the 14th century, is in the communes of Seix, Oust and Ustou. Situated on the western end of the ridge of Mirabat, it looks directly over the town, and dominates the three vall ...

                                               

Sete

Sete, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Herault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Its inhabitants are called Setois. Known as the Venice of Languedoc and the singular island in Paul Valerys words, it is a port an ...

                                               

Uzes

Uzes is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It lies about 25 kilometres 16 miles north-northeast of Nimes, 40 kilometres 25 miles west of Avignon, and 32 kilometres 20 miles south-east of Ales.

                                               

Le Vigan, Gard

Le Vigan is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

                                               

Anse

Anse is a commune in the Rhone department in eastern France. It is situated on the river Saone, approx. 7 km south of Villefranche-sur-Saone near Lyon.

                                               

Charlieu

Charlieu is a commune in the Loire department at the northern end of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of France. It is home to Charlieu Abbey.

                                               

Givors

It lies at the confluence of the Rhone and the Gier about 25 km 16 mi south of Lyon and on the main road between that city and Saint-Etienne. It lies between the Monts du Lyonnais to the north and west and the foothills of Mont Pilat to the south ...

                                               

Saint-Chamond, Loire

Saint-Chamond is a commune in the Loire department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in central France. The town dates to the Roman period. It lies in an iron and coal region, which were the basis of industrial growth during the 19th and 20th ce ...

                                               

Tarare

According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition: "Tarare is the centre of a region engaged in the production of muslins, tarletans, embroidery and silk-plush, and in printing, bleaching and other subsidiary processes. Till 1756, wh ...

                                               

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe is a commune in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region of north-western France. The residents of Beaumont are known in French as les Belmontais.

                                               

Bonnetable

Bonnetable is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France. Bonnetable is twinned with Horncastle in rural Lincolnshire. The towns relationship is commemorated by a Rue Horncastle in Bonnetable, and ...

                                               

Chateau-du-Loir

Chateau-du-Loir is a former commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays de la Loire in north-western France. On 1 October 2016, it was merged into the new commune Montval-sur-Loir.

                                               

Conlie

Conlie is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France. During the Franco-Prussian War the village was the location of Camp Conlie, where thousands of Breton volunteers were kept in allegedly degrading ...

                                               

Ecommoy

Ecommoy is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France. The municipality covers 28.5 km ² and 4.662 inhabitants since the last population census from 2004. With a density of 163.6 inhabitants per km ² ...

                                               

Ernee

Ernee is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. It is named after the River Ernee, which runs through the town and is situated about halfway between the towns of Laval and Fougeres. Ernee is home to a purpose built motocross ...

                                               

Evron

Evron is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2019, the former communes Chatres-la-Forêt and Saint-Christophe-du-Luat were merged into Evron. Evron is noted for the Basilica of Notre-Dame de lEpine, formerly t ...

                                               

La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard was involved in the 1906 Grand Prix de lAutomobile Club de France, the worlds first motoring Grand Prix. The D97 towards Le Mans and the D1 towards Vibraye and Saint-Calais formed two sides of the triangular course.

                                               

Gorron

Gorron is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. It has a twin town in the UK, Hayling Island, as well as a twin town in Germany, Schwaikheim. There are a range of shops and services to be found in Gorron. It has a river, th ...

                                               

Laval, Mayenne

Laval) is a town in western France, about 300 km west-southwest of Paris, and the capital of the Mayenne department. Laval was before the French Revolution part of the province of Maine, now split between two departments, Mayenne and Sarthe. Its ...

                                               

Mamers

Mamers) is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France. The neighboring communes are: Commerveil, Saint-Longis, Saint-Remy-des-Monts, Origny-le-Roux, Sure. Mamers is twinned with the town Market Ra ...

                                               

Mayenne, Mayenne

Mayenne is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It is situated on the river Mayenne.

                                               

Montabon

Montabon is a former commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays de la Loire in north-western France. On 1 October 2016, it was merged into the new commune Montval-sur-Loir.

                                               

Montsûrs

Montsûrs is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged with Saint-Cenere and formed the short-lived commune Montsûrs-Saint-Cenere. Montsûrs-Saint-Cenere was merged with Deux-Evailles, Montourtier ...

                                               

Montval-sur-Loir

Montval-sur-Loir is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays de la Loire in north-western France. The municipality was established on 1 October 2016 and consists of the former communes of Chateau-du-Loir, Montabon and Vouvray-sur- ...

                                               

Pre-en-Pail

Pre-en-Pail is a former commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Pre-en-Pail-Saint-Samson.

                                               

Sable-sur-Sarthe

Sable-sur-Sarthe, commonly referred to as Sable, is a commune in the Sarthe department, in the Pays de la Loire region, in western France. It is about 50 km northeast of Angers.

                                               

Saint-Cenere

Saint-Cenere is a former commune in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region of France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Montsûrs-Saint-Cenere. On 1 January 2019 the comune was unified with Deux-Evailles, Montourtie ...

                                               

Villaines-la-Juhel

The town of Villaines-la-Juhel was not created by chance. Its position on a strategic Roman way was what enabled it to develop into the city which we know today. Its size confers a position of a town of the third rank on a departmental scale, at ...

                                               

Vouvray-sur-Loir

Vouvray-sur-Loir is a former commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays de la Loire in north-western France. On 1 October 2016, it was merged into the new commune Montval-sur-Loir.

                                               

Canada (New France)

The colony of Canada was a French colony within the larger territory of New France, first claimed in the name of the King of France in 1535 during the second voyage of Jacques Cartier, later to become largely part of the modern country of Canada. ...

                                               

Timeline of New France history

This is a list of the timelines for the history of northern New France beginning with the first exploration of North America by France through being part of the French colonial empire. 1534 to 1607 - northern region Canada 1608 to 1662 - Quebec r ...

                                               

Canard River

The Canard River is a river in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada which drains into the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy between the communities of Canard and Starrs Point. It is known for its fertile river banks and extensive dyke land agriculture.

                                               

Card money in New France

The growth of French colonization, which began about the middle of the 17th century, was accompanied by continual difficulty in finding sufficient currency for the needs of settlers, merchants and government establishments. The government of Fran ...

                                               

Catholic Church in French Louisiana

The Catholic Church in French Louisiana was ushered in with the establishment of colonies and forts in Detroit, St. Louis, Mobile, Biloxi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.

                                               

Cobequid

The old name Cobequid was derived from the Mikmaq word "Wagobagitk" meaning "the bay runs far up", in reference to the area surrounding the easternmost inlet of the Minas Basin, a body of water called Cobequid Bay. Cobequid was granted in 1689 to ...

                                               

Evolution of the French Empire

The French colonial empire was the set of territories outside Europe that were under French rule from the 17th century to the late 1970s. In terms of land area, the empire extended to over 13.000.000 square kilometres at its peak, towards the beg ...

                                               

Fort Carillon

Fort Carillon, the precursor of Fort Ticonderoga, was constructed by Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil, Governor of Canada, to protect Lake Champlain from a British invasion. Situated on the lake some 15 miles south of Fort Saint Frederic, it was bui ...

                                               

Fort Pointe-aux-Trembles

Fort Pointe-aux-Trembles was built around 1670 on the Island of Montreal in order to defend this part of the island which also included Ville-Marie. During the first part of 1660, the religious order of Sulpicians colonized this part of the islan ...

                                               

Government of Trois-Rivieres

The government of Trois-Rivieres is one of three administrative divisions of Canada until 1764, the other two being the Government of Quebec and Government of Montreal. At the time of the New France, the colony was divided into five individual go ...

                                               

Governor General of New France

Governor General of New France was the vice-regal post in New France from 1663 until 1760 and was the last French vice-regal post. It was replaced by the British post of Governor of the Province of Quebec following the fall of New France. While t ...

                                               

Governor of New France

Further information: List of Governors General of Canada > Governors of New France, 1627-1663 The Governor of New France was the viceroy of the King of France in North America. A French noble, he was appointed to govern the colonies of New Fra ...

                                               

Historiography of Canada

The historiography of Canada deals with the manner in which historians have depicted, analyzed, and debated the history of Canada. It also covers the popular memory of critical historical events, ideas and leaders, as well as the depiction of tho ...

                                               

Ile-Royale (New France)

Ile-Royale was a French colony in North America that existed from 1713 to 1763, consisting of two islands, Ile Royale and Ile Saint-Jean. Its territory is known now as Cape Breton Island and Prince Edward Island.

                                               

Illinois Country

The Illinois Country ", i.e. the Illinois people) - sometimes referred to as Upper Louisiana - was a vast region of New France and later the British Province of Quebec in what is now the Midwestern United States. While these names generally refer ...

                                               

Intendant of New France

The Intendant of New France was an administrative position in the French colony of New France. He controlled the colonys entire civil administration. He gave particular attention to settlement and economic development, and to the administration o ...

                                               

Isle Saint-Jean

After 1713, France engaged in a reaffirmation of its territory in Acadia. Besides the construction of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, France was resolved in organizing a colony on Isle Saint-Jean present day Prince Edward Island. The beginning ...

                                               

Swiss regiment de Karrer

The regiment de Karrer was raised in 1719 by Franz Adam Karrer, a Swiss officer in French service, for the French army. Two years later it was transferred to the French Navy for service in the colonies. Ludwig Ignaz Karrer succeeded his father as ...

                                               

Kings Daughters

The Kings Daughters is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by King Louis XIV of France. The program was designed to boost New Frances p ...

                                               

La Balize, Louisiana

La Balize, Louisiana, was a French fort and settlement near the mouth of the Mississippi River, in what later became Plaquemines Parish. The villages name meant "seamark." La Balize was historically and economically important for overseeing the r ...

                                               

La Baye

La Baye was a small trading post established on the Baie des Puants in 1634 by Jean Nicolet. Nicolas Perrot, who was sent by Father Claude-Jean Allouez, continued the work that Nicolet had started. In 1671, the Jesuits constructed a mission. Fort ...