Auros is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Arès is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department Pilgrims of Arès INSEE
Les Artigues-de-Lussac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is around 10 km northeast of Libourne, around 35 km east-northeast of Bordeaux. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Arsac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Bazas is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Bazas stands on a narrow promontory above the Beuve valley 60 km/37 mi southeast of Bordeaux and 40 km/25 mi southwest of Marmande; as Cossio, it was capital of the ancient tribe of the Vasates, under the Romans one of the twelve cities of Novempopulania, when it was known as Civitas VasaticaIn times it was capital of the district of Bazadais, was the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Bazas from at least the beginning of the 6th century until 1790. And for 250 years prior to 1057, the Bishop of Bazas bore the title of Bishop of Aire, Bayonne and Lescar. According to Gregory of Tours, Bazas had a bishop at the time of the Vandal invasion in the 5th century; the dedication of the cathedral to St. John the Baptist is explained in an account given by the same historian that a lady of Bazas, whom certain hagiographers of the 19th century believe to have been St. Veronica, brought from Palestine a relic of St. John the Baptist at the time of that saint's death.
Pope Urban II preached the crusade at Bazas. Bazas was a subprefecture until 1923; the town has a Gothic cathedral dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, now part of Unesco's heritage sights. There are several old houses of the 16th century. Saturday morning markets are well worth seeing; the area is home to the Clementin Castles, built by Pope Clement V for himself and his family. You can visit around Bazas: Château de Roquetaillade Château de Villandraut Château de Fargues Château de Cazeneuve The vineyards of the vicinity produce white wine; the town carries on tanning and trade in the well-known Bazadais cattle. Bazas is by-passed by the Route nationale 524; the N524 forms part of the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, a route, modified to allow its use by the oversize road convoys conveying body sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner, several upgrades were made to the road through Bazas to this end. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed..
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Arbanats is a commune of the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Andernos-les-Bains is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Andernos-les-Bains is a located on the northeast shore of Arcachon Bay. To its northwest is the town of Arès. Andernos-les-Bains consists of four other small communities: Taussat, Cassy and Audenge. All these villages are characterized by small fisheries. For many years, the oyster and fishing industry provided the main income to the area. More tourism has become a strong economic factor in the area; the bay was well known for the Portuguese oyster which died out during 1970-1972 because of gill disease. But a new oyster was found, the "Pacific oyster". In 1974 the new oyster developed a disease caused by the paint used on fishing boats. An oil tanker spill in 1978 further damaged the oyster industry, which continued to suffer until 1981; the oyster industry suffered around the bay. This was a disaster for whole of France and Europe as the Arcachon oyster is a world-famous delicacy. Since 2000 the oyster industry has been recovering and now nearly 15,000 metric tons are produced per year.
Andernos-les-Bains has a 5.4 km long sand beach. The closest airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac. Sarah Bernhardt, a French actress, is known to have visited Andernos during the First World War; the Great Dune of Pyla - the longest in Europe Island of Birds - with two bird houses in the middle of the bay which act as landmarks Cape Ferret light house at the tip of the Arcachon Bay Andernos-les-Bains is twinned with: Largs, Scotland Communes of the Gironde department INSEE Andernos-les-Bains Official site Andernos-les-Bains Information