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Conflent

CONFLENT County in the Spanish March of the Frankish Kingdom, but its lands are now in France.   They lie in the eastern Pyrenees, between Cerdanya and the coastal plain of Roussillon, and are drained by the River Têt.   Villefranche de … Continue reading

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Carcasonne

CARCASSONE   Carcassès (pays). County in southern France;  the town of Carcassone, now the capital of the Department of the Aude, stands on the Canal du Midi and on the River Aude, southeast of Toulouse and west of Narbonne.   The Canal … Continue reading

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Béziers

BÉZIERS Medieval Vicomté in southern France; A Bishopric. The town is on the River Orb and the Canal du Midi, northeast of Narbonne and southwest of Montpellier. In the early middle ages Béziers belonged to the March of Gothia, and … Continue reading

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Besalú

BESALÚ County of the Spanish March, named after a town in the northeastern corner of Spain, northwest of Gerona, on the River Fluvia as it emerges from the Pyrenees. Besalú was held by a branch of the family of the … Continue reading

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Barcelonnette

BARCELONNETTE Alpine town on the River Udaye, a tributary of the Durance, in southeastern France. The town was refounded in 1232 by Count Raymond Berenger IV of Provence (who belonged to the family of the Counts of Barcelona – hence … Continue reading

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Barcelona

BARCELONA County of northeastern Spain, originally in the Frankish Kingdom; A province (B) in modern Spain. Named after the city on the Mediterranean Sea, lying north of the mouth of the River Llobregat. In the second half of the 8th … Continue reading

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