Tag Archives: Bay of Biscay

Charente-Maritime

CHARENTE-MARITIME   The Département de la Charente-Maritime (17) is in western France, on the Bay of Biscay, and was called Charente-Inférieure until 1941. The Charente flows northwestwards to its estuary on the Bay of Biscay through the centre of the department, … Continue reading

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Buch

BUCH District in Gascony in southwestern France, on the southern side of the Arcachon Basin, an inlet of the Bay of Biscay, WSW of Bordeaux. Its lord was known as the Captal (i.e. Captain, Chieftain) de Buch.   In the 14th … Continue reading

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Bayonne

BAYONNE   City in southwesternmost France (anciently called Lapurdum) standing at the confluence of the Adour and the Nive, just inland from the Bay of Biscay.   It was one of the last English towns to fall to France at the end … Continue reading

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Basque Provinces

BASQUE PROVINCES    EUSKADI or Euzkadi (Basque);  PROVINCIAS VASCONGADAS (Sp). The three Basque provinces in northern Spain, in the region where the Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay meet, have long been grouped together. They are:- Vizcaya (Bizkaia, … Continue reading

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