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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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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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Aube

AUBE The Département de l’Aube (10) is in east central France, lying to the southeast of Paris.   The Seine flows generally north-north-westwards across its centre, while the River Aube itself lies to the east, roughly parallel to the Seine, until … Continue reading

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