Berry, France

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Berry is a region located in the center of France.wikipedia
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Provinces of France

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It was a province of France until départements replaced the provinces on 4 March 1790, when Berry became divided between the départements of Cher (High Berry) and Indre (Low Berry).

Cher (department)

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It was a province of France until départements replaced the provinces on 4 March 1790, when Berry became divided between the départements of Cher (High Berry) and Indre (Low Berry). The Berry region now consists of the départements of Cher, Indre and parts of Creuse.
Most of it was created, along with the adjacent department of Indre from the former province of Berry.

Bourges

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The city Bourges functioned as the capital of Berry.
It is the capital of the department of Cher, and also was the capital of the former province of Berry.

Indre

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It was a province of France until départements replaced the provinces on 4 March 1790, when Berry became divided between the départements of Cher (High Berry) and Indre (Low Berry). La Brenne, located west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin in the Indre department, is a region which of old straddled on the former provinces of Berry and Touraine, and is now a protected natural area (Parc naturel régional de la Brenne) as well called Pays des mille étangs, because of its many ponds created since the 8th c. by the monks of the local abbeys for pisciculture. The Berry region now consists of the départements of Cher, Indre and parts of Creuse.
The department was created from part of the former province of Berry.

Baldwin Chauderon

Berry is notable as the birthplace of several kings and other members of the French royal family, and was the birthplace of the famous knight Baldwin Chauderon, who fought in the First Crusade.
Baldwin Chauderon (died 1097) was a knight from Berry who was killed during the siege of Nicaea.

Duke of Berry

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In the Middle Ages, Berry became the centre of the Duchy of Berry.
The Berry region is now the departements of Cher, Indre and Vienne.

Bituriges

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The name of Berry, like that of its capital, Bourges, originated with the Gaulish tribe of the Bituriges,
The Bituriges (Bituriges Cubi) were a tribe of Celtic Gaul with its capital at Bourges (Avaricum), whose territory corresponds to the former province of Berry.

Châteauroux

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La Brenne, located west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin in the Indre department, is a region which of old straddled on the former provinces of Berry and Touraine, and is now a protected natural area (Parc naturel régional de la Brenne) as well called Pays des mille étangs, because of its many ponds created since the 8th c. by the monks of the local abbeys for pisciculture.
Châteauroux is the capital of the Indre department in central France and the second-largest town in the province of Berry, after Bourges.

Parc naturel régional de la Brenne

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La Brenne, located west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin in the Indre department, is a region which of old straddled on the former provinces of Berry and Touraine, and is now a protected natural area (Parc naturel régional de la Brenne) as well called Pays des mille étangs, because of its many ponds created since the 8th c. by the monks of the local abbeys for pisciculture.
Of old, La Brenne was a region in the old French provinces of Berry and Touraine, west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin.

Saint-Benoît-du-Sault

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It is a medieval village, perched in a curve on a rocky butte overlooking the Portefeuille River in the former province of Berry.

Berrichon dialect

Berrichon
Berrichon is an Oïl language very closely related to French or a dialect of it traditionally spoken in the historical area of the French province of Berry.

Departments of France

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It was a province of France until départements replaced the provinces on 4 March 1790, when Berry became divided between the départements of Cher (High Berry) and Indre (Low Berry).

Creuse

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The Berry region now consists of the départements of Cher, Indre and parts of Creuse.

First Crusade

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Berry is notable as the birthplace of several kings and other members of the French royal family, and was the birthplace of the famous knight Baldwin Chauderon, who fought in the First Crusade.

Middle Ages

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In the Middle Ages, Berry became the centre of the Duchy of Berry.

Illuminated manuscript

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It is also known for an illuminated manuscript produced in the 14th–15th century called Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

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It is also known for an illuminated manuscript produced in the 14th–15th century called Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

Julius Caesar

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who settled in the area before the Roman armies of Julius Caesar conquered Gaul.

Tournon-Saint-Martin

La Brenne, located west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin in the Indre department, is a region which of old straddled on the former provinces of Berry and Touraine, and is now a protected natural area (Parc naturel régional de la Brenne) as well called Pays des mille étangs, because of its many ponds created since the 8th c. by the monks of the local abbeys for pisciculture.

Touraine

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La Brenne, located west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin in the Indre department, is a region which of old straddled on the former provinces of Berry and Touraine, and is now a protected natural area (Parc naturel régional de la Brenne) as well called Pays des mille étangs, because of its many ponds created since the 8th c. by the monks of the local abbeys for pisciculture.

Fish farming

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La Brenne, located west of Châteauroux and east of Tournon-Saint-Martin in the Indre department, is a region which of old straddled on the former provinces of Berry and Touraine, and is now a protected natural area (Parc naturel régional de la Brenne) as well called Pays des mille étangs, because of its many ponds created since the 8th c. by the monks of the local abbeys for pisciculture.

House of Rochechouart

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Foucher, supporter of Charles the Bald, was rewarded for his services in the king's wars by being granted the Viscountcy of Limoges, which extended into Limousin and Berry.

Claude Caroillon Destillières

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The Caroillon brothers formed a company that invested in metal works in Berry and Perche,

Sigiramnus

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A nobleman of Berry, he studied at Tours and then joined the royal court of Clothaire II.

George Sand

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George Sand – known to her friends and family as "Aurore" – was born in Paris and was raised for much of her childhood by her grandmother, Marie-Aurore de Saxe, Madame Dupin de Francueil, at her grandmother's estate, Nohant, in the French province of Berry (see House of George Sand).