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Côte-d’Or

CÔTE-D’OR  The Département de la Côte-d’Or (21) is in east central France. #128266804 / gettyimages.com It was formed in 1790 from the northern part of Burgundy, and named after a range of hills. It is one of the principal wine … 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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Bar-sur-Seine

BAR-SUR-SEINE Medieval County, named from its capital, a town which is now in the Department of the Aube in east central France, southeast of Troyes. It belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy in the 10th century, passing by marriage to … 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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