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Soule

(Encyclopedia) Soule so͞ol [key], small region, in Pyrénées-Atlantiques dept., SW France, bordering on Spain. Mauléon-Licharre is the traditional capital. An ancient province of the…

Angoumois

(Encyclopedia) Angoumois äNgo͞omwä´ [key], region and former province, W France, now coextensive with most of Charente dept. Angoulême is the historic capital and chief city. In…

Berry

(Encyclopedia) Berry bĕrē´ [key], former province, central France. Bourges, the capital, and Châteauroux are the chief towns. Cattle are raised on the Champagne Berrichonne, a semiarid…

Vexin

(Encyclopedia) Vexin vĕksăN´ [key], region of N France. It is mainly agricultural, with some industry in the valleys. By the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte (911), the northernmost part…

Perche

(Encyclopedia) Perche pĕrsh [key], region and former county, NW France, in portions of Orne, Eure-et-Loir, and Eure depts. Alençon , an important town of the region, is world…

Forez

(Encyclopedia) Forez fôrā´ [key], hilly agricultural region, E central France, in the Massif Central , mostly in Loire dept. and partially in Puy-de-Dôme dept. Roanne is…

Vivarais

(Encyclopedia) Vivarais vēvärā´ [key], region, roughly coextensive with Ardèche dept., SE France. Its mountainous terrain rises to 5,753 ft (1,754 m) in the Mézenc. Cattle raising is…

La Trémoille, Louis de

(Encyclopedia) La Trémoille or La Trimouille, Louis de lwē də lä trāmoi´yə or trēmo͞o´yə [key], 1460–1525, French general; grandson of Georges de La Trémoille. He commanded…

Dreux

(Encyclopedia) Dreux drö [key], town (1990 pop. 35,866), Eure-et-Loir dept., N central France. It is an industrial center where foundry products, boilers, metal products, radio and…