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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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Charente

CHARENTE The Département de la Charente (16) is in western France. The River Charente flows southwards, then westwards through the department, which was formed in 1790 mainly from the Angoumois, but also from Saintonge, Poitou, Limousin and Périgord. Most of … Continue reading

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Aunis

AUNIS One of the grands gouvernements in Ancien Régime France, and the smallest of those existing in 1789, Aunis lay on the Bay of Biscay between Saintonge and the coastal regions of Poitou.  The Poitevan marshes on the lower course … Continue reading

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Angoulême

ANGOULÊME    Angoumois (pays). County, later Duchy, in southwestern France;  the city stands on the River Charente, northeast of Bordeaux and WSW of Limoges. The Franks established a county there after they had expelled the Visigoths in 507;  when the Frankish … Continue reading

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