Nohant-Vic is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is located near La Châtre, on the D943 36 km southeast of Châteauroux and consists of two villages and Nohant, extended along the road; the commune lies on the lower Jurassic rocks at the southern margin of the Paris Basin. Just to the south of La Châtre, some twelve kilometres south of Vic, the Variscan-faulted rocks of the Massif Central begin with Cambrian/Ordovician migmatite, it is near the southern end of the old province of Berry. The House of George Sand is a country house dating from late eighteenth century, built for the governor of Vierzon and acquired in 1793 by Madame Dupin de Francueil, grandmother of the writer. George Sand spent her adolescence there. Most of her writing was done at the house, she received some illustrious guests: Liszt and Marie d'Agoult, Balzac and Flaubert. Delacroix had a studio there; the estate is today a property of the run by the Centre des monuments nationaux. The ancient church in Nohant-Vic is worth visiting for its impressive collection of early wall paintings.
Marie-Aurore de Saxe Dupin de Francueil, daughter of the Maréchal de Saxe, who bought the Nohant estate in 1793. Aurore Dupin, known as George Sand, granddaughter of the above, who spent most of her life at Nohant. Frédéric Chopin composed some of his greatest works in George Sand's estate in Nohant. Saint-Benoît-du-Sault Communes of the Indre department INSEE Find Nohant-Vic on the map of France
Bouesse is a commune in the Indre department in central France. Communes of the Indre department INSEE
Azay-le-Ferron is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is situated in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne, spanning parts of the historic province of Berry and Touraine. Azay-Le-Ferron takes its name from ironworks, from which iron was extracted as late as the nineteenth century, a deformation of aqua, "water"; the Château d'Azay-le-Ferron, upon which the ancient commune depended, ranges from fifteenth century construction—the round tower—to eighteenth century, harmonized by the warm stone of which it is built and the blue-gray slates of its various roofs. The ancestral seat of the family Hersent Luzarche, bequeathed to the city of Tours in 1951, now houses a collection of furniture, both of the French Renaissance and in Empire style, it is surrounded by a series of parterre gardens, some with clipped topiary, a landscaped park. Communes of the Indre department INSEE
Argy is a commune in the Indre department in central France. Communes of the Indre department INSEE
Subprefectures in France
In France, a subprefecture is the administrative center of a departmental arrondissement that does not contain the prefecture for its department. The term applies to the building that houses the administrative headquarters for an arrondissement; the civil servant in charge of a subprefecture is the subprefect, assisted by a general secretary. Between May 1982 and February 1988, subprefects were known instead by the title commissaire adjoint de la République. Where the administration of an arrondissement is carried out from a prefecture, the general secretary to the prefect carries out duties equivalent to those of the subprefect; the municipal arrondissements of Paris and Marseille are divisions of the city rather than the prefecture, so are not arrondissements in the same sense. List of subprefectures of France List of arrondissements of France
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