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CORNOUAILLE Southwestern Brittany, its name the result of the the immigration of British into Armorica in the 5th and 6th centuries from, inter alia, Cornwall. A County emerged in the region, and also a Bishopric with its seat at Quimper, … Continue reading

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BRETAGNE French name of BRITTANY.  Since 1960 it has been an administrative Region, consisting of the Departments of Côtes d’Armor (formerly Côtes-du-Nord), Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Morbihan, but not Loire-Atlantique, which includes part of the old Duchy, including the great city … Continue reading

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