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Cher

CHER     The Département du Cher (18) is in central France, north of the Massif Central. The River Cher, which rises in the neighbouring Department of the Creuse, also gives its name to the Department of Loir-et-Cher.   It eventually joins … Continue reading

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Bourbon-Lancy

BOURBON-LANCY Lordship in central France, in Burgundy.   Its lands are now in the extreme west of the Department of Saône-et-Loire, east of the Loire and of Moulins, the capital of the Bourbonnais.   Despite the name, it was only briefly connected … Continue reading

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Bourbon

BOURBON     Bourbonnais (pays). Medieval lordship, later a Duchy;   An Ancien Régime gouvernement. Situated in central France, north of the Massif Central, and focussed on the River Allier.   The castle of Bourbon l’Archambault, as it became known from the Christian … Continue reading

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Allier

ALLIER The Département de l’Allier (03) is in central France.   It is drained by the Cher (in the far west, around Montluçon), the Loire (which forms much of the eastern border) and the Allier itself (somewhat east of centre) as … Continue reading

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