Bourges

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Bourges is a city in central France on the Yèvre river.wikipedia
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Bituriges

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The name of the city derives either from the Bituriges, the name of the original inhabitants, or from the Germanic word Burg (French: bourg.
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.

Provinces of France

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It is the capital of the department of Cher, and also was the capital of the former province of Berry.

Departments of France

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It is the capital of the department of Cher, and also was the capital of the former province of Berry.

Yèvre (Cher)

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Bourges is a city in central France on the Yèvre river.
Its source is near the village of Gron, east of Bourges.

Berry, France

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

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bourges

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Bourges functions as the seat of an archbishopric.
Bourges Cathedral stands in the city of Bourges in the department of Cher.

Duchy of Aquitaine

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During the 8th century Bourges lay on the northern fringes of the Duchy of Aquitaine and was therefore the first town to come under Frankish attacks when the Franks crossed the Loire.
The Carolingian leader attacked Hunald twice in 735 and 736, but was unable to totally subdue the duke and an army put together by counts of key Aquitanian towns, e.g. Bourges, Limoges, etc. Eventually, Hunald retired to a monastery, leaving both the kingdom and the continuing conflict to Waifer, or Guaifer.

Cher (department)

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It is the capital of the department of Cher, and also was the capital of the former province of Berry.
The Bourges Cathedral of St. Étienne is a major tourist attraction.

Charles VII of France

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The future king of France, Charles VII ((r.
With his court removed to Bourges, south of the Loire River, Charles was disparagingly called the “King of Bourges”, because the area around this city was one of the few remaining regions left to him.

Siege of Bourges (762)

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It remained under the rule of counts who pledged allegiance to the Aquitanian dukes up to the destructive siege by the Frankish King Pepin the Short in 762, when Basque troops are found defending the town along with its count.
The Siege of Bourges was a Frankish siege of the Aquitanian fortress town of Bourges in 762 during the Aquitanian War.

Louis XI of France

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His son, Louis XI, was born there in 1423.
Louis was born in Bourges on 3 July 1423, the son of King Charles VII of France.

Jacques Cœur

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Apart from the cathedral, other sites of importance include the 15th-century Palace of Jacques Cœur and a sixty-five-hectare district of half-timbered houses and fine town-houses.
1395 in Bourges – 25 November 1456 in Chios), was a French merchant, one of the founders of the trade between France and the Levant.

Gaul

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In 52 BC, the sixth year of the Gallic Wars, while the Gauls implemented a scorched-earth policy to try to deny Caesar's forces supplies, the inhabitants of Avaricum begged not to have their city burned.
In the 2nd century BC, Mediterranean Gaul had an extensive urban fabric and was prosperous, while the best known cities in northern Gaul include the Biturigian capital of Avaricum (Bourges), Cenabum (Orléans), Autricum (Chartres) and the excavated site of Bibracte near Autun in Saône-et-Loire, along with a number of hill forts (or oppida) used in times of war.

Duke of Berry

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In the fourteenth century it became the capital of the Duchy of Berry (established in 1360).

Charles Martel

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The Frankish Charles Martel captured the town in 731, but Duke Odo the Great of Aquitaine immediately re-took it.
The Franks ransacked Aquitaine twice, and captured Bourges, although Odo retook it.

Bourges Cathedral

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The Gothic Cathedral of Saint Etienne, begun at the end of the twelfth century, ranks as a World Heritage Site.
Bourges Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges) is a Roman Catholic church located in Bourges, France.

Odo the Great

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The Frankish Charles Martel captured the town in 731, but Duke Odo the Great of Aquitaine immediately re-took it.
The Frankish leader ransacked Aquitaine twice, seizing Bourges too, and Odo engaged the Frankish troops but was defeated.

Gare de Bourges

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The railway station Gare de Bourges offers direct connections to Paris (2 hours), Orléans, Tours, Lyon and several regional destinations.
The gare de Bourges is a railway station serving the town Bourges, Cher department, central France.

Bourges 18

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Bourges' principal football team are Bourges Football 18.
Bourges 18 is a French football club based in Bourges.

A71 autoroute

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The A71 motorway connects Bourges with Orléans and Clermont-Ferrand.
In 1989 it was completed to Bourges.

Bourges Airport

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Bourges Airport is a small regional airport.
Bourges Airport (Aéroport de Bourges ) is an airport serving Bourges, a commune in the Cher department of the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Tango Bourges Basket

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It is also home to the women's basketball club CJM Bourges Basket, which has won multiple titles in domestic and European basketball.
Tango Bourges Basket (formerly Cercle Jean-Macé Bourges Basket) is a French women's basketball club from Bourges.

Conservatoire national du Pélargonium

The Conservatoire national du Pélargonium is a municipal botanical garden specializing in pelargoniums, which is located within the municipal greenhouses (serres municipales) on the Chemin Tortiot, Bourges, Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

University of Bourges

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The University of Bourges (Université de Bourges) was a university located in Bourges, France.

Jacques Cujas

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In 1554 he was appointed professor of law at Cahors, and about a year after Michel de l'Hôpital called him to Bourges.