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Clermont ~ Beauvaisis

CLERMONT, Beauvaisis. Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, which is ESE of Beauvais and north of Paris, was the capital of a French County from the 11th century. It lay in the east of the pays of Beauvaisis, the greater part of which formed a … Continue reading

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Clermont-en-Dauphiné

CLERMONT-EN-DAUPHINÉ North of Grenoble, was held by a family which in the 16th century inherited the County of Tonnerre on the northern fringes of Burgundy. Thenceforward the family, one of the great families of the Ancien Régime, was known as … Continue reading

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Chartres

CHARTRES Chartrain (pays). County (later a titular Duchy) in western France; A Bishopric. The city of Chartres stands on the River Eure, southwest of Paris, and has been the capital of the Department of Eure-et-Loir since 1790. 1. The County … Continue reading

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Cambrai

CAMBRAI    Kammerich (Ger); Cambrésis (pays). City and district, now in northeastern France, southeast of Arras and southwest of Valenciennes. In 843, when the Frankish Kingdom was partitioned, Cambrai, the seat of a Bishop from the late 6th century, was allocated … Continue reading

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Blois

BLOIS    Blésois or Blaisois (pays). Medieval County in northwestern France;  named after the town on the River Loire below Orléans and above Tours. In the later 9th and 10th centuries Blois belonged to the great March of Neustria, which was … Continue reading

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Bayeux

BAYEUX Episcopal city in western (Lower) Normandy, the diocese belonging to the province of Rouen.   Since 1790 its territory has been the Department of Calvados.   The pays around it is the BESSIN.

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