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Creuse

CREUSE The Département de la Creuse (23) is in the northwest of the Massif Central in south central France. The River Creuse, a tributary of the Vienne, flows NNW through the department. It was formed in 1790 from most of La … Continue reading

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Cantal

CANTAL The Département du Cantal (15) is in south central France. It takes its name from a mountain range, whose highest point is the Plomb de Cantal, in the west of the Massif Central. It was formed in 1790 from … Continue reading

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Aveyron

AVEYRON The Département de l’Aveyron (12) lies in the southwest of the Massif Central in south central France.  The River Aveyron flows westwards through the middle of the department;  the River Lot is in the north, the River Tarn in … Continue reading

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Aube

AUBE The Département de l’Aube (10) is in east central France, lying to the southeast of Paris.   The Seine flows generally north-north-westwards across its centre, while the River Aube itself lies to the east, roughly parallel to the Seine, until … 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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Ardèche

ARDÈCHE The Département de l’Ardèche (07) is in central France, lying west of the Rhône, with the slopes of the Cevennes in the west and northwest.   The River Ardèche, one of the longest tributaries of the Rhône to come from … Continue reading

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

ALPES-DE-HAUTE-PROVENCE The Département des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04) is in inland southeastern France and was called BASSES-ALPES until 1970.   In the northeast, where it borders on Italy, is the valley of the Ubaye;  in the southeast, where once it bordered on the … Continue reading

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Allier

ALLIER The Département de l’Allier (03) is in central France.   It is drained by the Cher (in the far west, around Montluçon), the Loire (which forms much of the eastern border) and the Allier itself (somewhat east of centre) as … Continue reading

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Aisne

AISNE The Département de l’Aisne (02) is in northeastern France.   Most of it lies in the northeast of the Paris basin, but the northwestern region around St Quentin lies on the upper Somme, which rises near that town.   Two major … Continue reading

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