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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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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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