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Bugey

BUGEY County in the Kingdom of Burgundy;  now in eastern France, at the southern end of the Jura Mountains, and between the Rivers Rhône and Ain.   It was also called Belley, which was its capital and the see of a … Continue reading

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Bresse

BRESSE Geographical region in eastern France, an extensive plain lying south of the River Doubs, east of the River Saône, west of the Jura Mountains and north of the region called the Dombes.   The County of Bresse, on the other … Continue reading

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Baugé

BAUGÉ A lordship in Imperial Bresse, taking its name from what is now called Bagé-le-Châtel, a  small town east of Mâcon and in the west of the Department of the Ain in eastern France.   In 1272 the heiress of Baugé … Continue reading

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Ain

AIN The Département de l’Ain (01) is in eastern France.   It lies between the Rivers Saône (west) and Rhône (east and south), and borders on Switzerland.   The River Ain flows southwards across the department to its confluence with the Rhône.   … Continue reading

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