Tag Archives: Burgundy

Côte-d’Or

CÔTE-D’OR  The Département de la Côte-d’Or (21) is in east central France. #128266804 / gettyimages.com It was formed in 1790 from the northern part of Burgundy, and named after a range of hills. It is one of the principal wine … Continue reading

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Clermont-en-Dauphiné

CLERMONT-EN-DAUPHINÉ North of Grenoble, was held by a family which in the 16th century inherited the County of Tonnerre on the northern fringes of Burgundy. Thenceforward the family, one of the great families of the Ancien Régime, was known as … Continue reading

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Chalon

CHALON    Chalonnais or Chaunois (pays).   Medieval County in southeastern French Burgundy, taking its name from the town of Chalon-sur-Saône, which is today in the Département of Saône-et-Loire and lies north of Mâcon and south of Dijon. When the Carolingian lands … Continue reading

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Burgundy ~ Kingdom

BURGUNDY ~ Kingdom    La BOURGOGNE (Fr); BURGUND (Ger). There were several Kingdoms of Burgundy, of which the original Germanic Kingdom is called la Burgundie in French;  the Kingdom from 888 until 933, when it absorbed Provence, is called Transjurane or Upper … Continue reading

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Burgundy ~ Duchy and Region

BURGUNDY ~ Duchy and Region     BOURGOGNE. Duchy in medieval France; A gouvernement in the Ancien Régime; An administrative region in modern France. It lies in east central France. French Burgundy, the part of the old Kingdom of Burgundy that was … Continue reading

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Burgundy ~ Main Article

BURGUNDY ~ Main Article;   BOURGOGNE;  BURGUND. A name with several uses, for a county, a duchy, a kingdom , for all of which see the following articles. It was the name of a gouvernement in pre-Revolutionary France and is the … 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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Bourgogne

BOURGOGNE The French name of BURGUNDY.  Since 1960 the old provincial name has been used for an administrative Region consisting of the departments of Côte-d’Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, and Yonne.

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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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Auxonne

AUXONNE Medieval county, on the borders of France, belonging to the Kingdom of Burgundy (the Empire from 1032), named after a town, which stands on the left bank of the River Saône, ESE of Dijon and west of Besançon, now … Continue reading

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Auxerre

AUXERRE     Auxerrois (pays). County in central France;  the city is on the River Yonne, southwest of Troyes and northwest of Dijon.   The city was also the head of a diocese that belonged to the province of Sens and was abolished … Continue reading

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Autun

AUTUN    Autunois (pays). Medieval County in east central France, in the south of Burgundy, named after a city, which was once the Roman Augustodunum.   It lies southwest of Dijon and northwest of Chalon-sur-Saône, and stands on the River Arroux, a … Continue reading

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Artois

ARTOIS Medieval County; An Ancien Régime gouvernement in northern France.  Originally the district around the city of Arras, it later included the Ternois to the west and northwest and the districts around Bethune and St Omer. In the later 9th … Continue reading

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