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Condomois

CONDOMOIS Pays in Gascony in southwest France;  the town of Condom is on the River Baise, a tributary of the Garonne, and is southwest of Agen and northwest of Auch. Its lordship partly passed to the lords of Albret (the … Continue reading

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Cahors

CAHORS City of southwest France, on the River Lot, a tributary of the Garonne, and north of Toulouse.   It was the capital of  QUERCY (both city and province are called after the Cadurci, a Gaulish tribe) and the seat of … Continue reading

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Bordeaux

BORDEAUX City in southwestern France, on the River Garonne, a little above its confluence with the Dordogne to form the Gironde;  the seat of the gouvernement of Guyenne & Gascony, of a généralité and of a Parlement in the Ancien … Continue reading

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Bazadais

BAZADAIS Pays in southwestern France around the town of Bazas, which is southeast of Bordeaux and WNW of Agen.   Bazas lies south of the Garonne, but the Bazadais extended northwards over the river. In the 9th century it was held … Continue reading

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Aquitania

AQUITANIA    Or, Aquitanica. Roman province in southwestern Gaul. The original Roman province, which was formed before Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, lay between the Pyrenees and the River Garonne below its confluence with the Tarn.  It included the upper reaches of … Continue reading

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Albret

ALBRET    Lordship in the sandy plain of the Landes in southwestern France, originally centred on Labrit (a variant spelling of Albret), north of Mont-de-Marsan.   It extended in the early 14th century to include the Vicomté of Tartas to the southwest … Continue reading

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Agenais

AGENAIS   Or, Agenois. Pays in southwestern France.  It includes the lower course of the River Lot, a tributary of the Garonne, and near the town of Agen, in the south, it extends southwards across the Garonne. The Agenais was normally a … Continue reading

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