Tag Archives: Languedoc

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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Ariège

ARIÈGE The Département de l’Ariège (09) is in southern France, bordering on Spain and Andorra.   It is drained by the River Salat in the west and in the east by the River Ariège, on which Foix, its capital, stands. It … Continue reading

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Albi

ALBI    Capital of the Albigeois, a medieval County in southwestern France;  the town of Albi, which stands on the River Tarn, has also been the seat of a Bishop – an Archbishop since 1678. The County came early into the … Continue reading

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