Cormoranche-sur-Saône is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. Communes of the Ain department INSEE
Abrest is a French commune in the Allier department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France. The commune is one of the 37 communes in the urban area of Vichy and is part of Vichy Auvergne countryside, its inhabitants are called Abrestoises. Abrest is located 4 kilometres north of Saint-Yorre; the commune straddles the Allier River with the river forming the western boundary of the commune in the southern portion. Departmental road 131 traverses some hamlets of the commune on the west bank of the Allier while departmental road 906e: Avenue de Vichy and Avenue de Thiers is on the east bank and passes through the centre of the town from Vichy to Saint-Yorre; the commune contains Mount Bourbon and Bourbon Lamagne. Right Bank: Abrest, Les Béarnais, Les Dollots, Les Jacquets, Les Rémondins, Les Chaussins, Les Séjournins. Left Bank: La Sablière, La Boire, La Tour, Les Sables; the town is traversed by the D906e road which links Le Puy-en-Velay, Puy-Guillaume, Saint-Yorre to Vichy, the main axis of movement.
This road was National Highway 106 from Nimes to Saint-Gérand-le-Puy. This route is used by trucks, so could be described as a problematic area; the town is far from any motorway: the A719 motorway is 20 kilometres to the west and the A89 motorway is 30 kilometres away. The Southwest Bypass, which aims to divert the flow of heavy vehicles, will be opened in 2016. Departmental roads traversing the territory of the commune are D426 from Vichy to Abrest via ZA de la Croix Saint-Martin and the camp ground. Abrest is served by two of the nine lines of the transit network MobiVie: Route D serves the right bank and runs from Monday to Saturday with four outbound and five return trips per day. Route G runs from Monday to Saturday with five runs per day. Custom MobiVie is a transport service on demand, available to connect with routes B and D on the right bank, routes B and C on the left bank. Only the Dollots district in the south is served by the TER between Vichy and Pont-de-Dore and Arlanc; this service runs on Sundays and holidays.
Route 55 of the Transdôme network serves Abrest serves Dollots. There are no cycle routes in right bank of no bicycle parkings; the commune has no railway station but it is traversed by two railway lines: Vichy–Riom railway. Between 2008 and 2010, the development of Highway D906 was conducted in two phases under a communal contract for construction of the town:Firstly, in 2008 with the creation of a 30 kilometres per hour zone and road humps with a pedestrian crossing and secondly in 2009-2010, the development of the D906 road to the right of the town hall; the development has not altered the quality of the road: in some places the road has deteriorated due to the passage of heavy trucks, which can not take any other route. The city is listed as a zone of low seismicity, its neighbouring communes, with the exception of Brugheas, are listed at the same level. The name of the commune in the form of ABRET was mentioned for the first time in 1301 in the Dictionary of Mr. Chazaud. Abrest was a parish in the diocese of Clermont.
It was fortified at the end of the 16th century and the current commune lies on both banks of the Allier. This is quite unusual. At the highest point is an old castle called Hurlevants with a view across the Allier valley and the mountains of Auvergne; the Chaussins Castle dates from the 15th century. The construction of the church dates from 1793, as for the Town Hall, it was built in 1886. Wine: The commune was one of the main localities of the former wine coast along with Le Vernet, Creuzier-le-Vieux and to a lesser extent, Saint-Yorre and Cusset. Jacques François Chomel in his Treatise of mineral water and baths of Vichy, appeared at Clermont in 1734 and wrote: "The wine in Vichy is good, the slopes of Abret, of Crotte, the vintage of Celestins, of Ris, of Châteldon on the other side of the river Grave-la-rama, all these wines are good and are available in Paris." The vineyards lasted until the early 20th century. The small village of Biernets was the most important wine village of the commune.
There was a high proportion of vintners in the population. The peak of the grape harvests was in the middle of the 19th century. Much of the slopes of Saint-Amand and Dollots hill were covered with vines; the Rue des Vignes and the Rue du Baril are remnants of this activity. Today, the vineyards have not disappeared, grapes are still cultivated a little in some places. Port: Abrest was a small port on the right bank o
Aisne is a French department in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. It is named after the river Aisne; the department of Aisne is surrounded by the French departments of Nord, Oise and Seine-et-Marne and borders Belgium to the northeast. The Aisne River crosses the area from east to west; the Marne forms part of the southern boundary of the department with the department of Seine-et-Marne. The southern part of the department is the geographical region known as la Brie poilleuse, a drier plateau known for its dairy products and Brie cheese. According to the 2003 census, the forested area of the department was 123,392 hectares, or 16.6% for an average metropolitan area of 27.4%. The landscape is dominated by masses of rock which have steep flanks; these rocks appear all over the region, but the most impressive examples are at Laon and the Chemin des Dames ridge. The principal cities in Aisne are: pop. 26,000 Saint-Quentin, pop. 60,000 Soissons, pop. 30,000 Château-Thierry, pop. 15,000 Tergnier, pop.
15,000 Chauny Hirson Villers-Cotterêts La Fère Vervins GuiseSee also: List of the communes of the Aisne department and Brie. The Scheldt, the Aisne, the Marne, the Ourcq, the Vesle, the Somme, the Oise, the Serre. In the south of the department, there is the Surmelin, the Verdonnelle, the Dhuys; the department is crossed by numerous canals. The county is crossed by three railway lines from Paris: the first two from the Gare du Nord and the third from the Gare de l'Est: the line from Paris to Maubeuge, serving cities including Chauny and Saint-Quentin the line from Paris to Laon, serving cities including Soissons, Anizy-le-Château, Laon the line from Paris to Strasbourg, serving the city of Château-Thierry. In 1873, the department of Aisne had 10 railway companies with a total length of 382 km. There is an average of 500 to 750 mm precipitation annually. Weather Data for Saint Quentin - Roupy Aisne developed from the ancient settlement of Acinum, from which its name derives; the Battle of the Axona was fought nearby in 57 BC.
Aisne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Île-de-France and Champagne. Most of the old growth forests in the area were destroyed during battles in World War I; the French offensive against the Chemin des Dames in spring 1917 is sometimes referred to as the Second Battle of the Aisne. Agriculture dominates the economy cereal crops. Beet sugar is one of the most important industrial crops of the area. Silk and wool weaving flourish in Saint-Quentin and other towns. Saint-Gobain is known for its production of mirrors. Guise is the agricultural centre of the northern area of Aisne; the department is a mixture of working-class towns. As a place of residence for some families working in Paris or Île-de-France, Aisne was for many years a department rather oriented to the left, with a majority on the General Council on the left since 1998, the same for the majority of parliamentary seats representing the department in the National Assembly.
The smaller cities of the northern department such as Guise, Hirson and the railway city of Tergnier are sources of support for left-wing parties. Four political groups are represented in the General Council, all of them are composed of multiple political parties; the President of the General Council is the Liberal Nicolas Fricoteaux. In the second round of the French presidential elections of 2017 Aisne was one of only two departments in which the candidate of the Front National, Marine Le Pen, received a majority of the votes cast: 52.91%. Aisne is divided into 21 cantons; the department has five parliamentary constituencies. The department of Aisne includes one medium-sized city and three small cities to which may be added the conglomeration formed by Chauny and Tergnier. There are many other agglomerations of an urban character because Aisne has been densely populated since before the 19th century; the villages are numerous and rather small. Aisne lost some of its population in the second half of the 19th century, due to the rural exodus but this was limited by the industrial development in the north of the department.
Affected by the First World War, the department has seen its population grow to the same level as in 1900. For thirty years, the industrial decline has caused stagnation of the population. Only the south-west of the department, close to the Paris conurbation, has seen much population growth; the boat tours relates in part to the Canal de Saint-Quentin with its electric towage and two tunnels. In 2007, a large infrastructure for tourist accommodation, the Center Parcs, was built on the Lake of Ailette, close to many tourist attractions such as the Cathedral of Laon, the Chemin des Dames and the Château de Coucy. Among the many places to explore are: MonumentsCastle of Villers-Cotterets at Château-Thierry Château de Condé Château de Coucy Castle Oigny-en-Valois Dungeon of Septmonts Château of GuiseCathedralsCathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon Soissons Cathedr
Septmonts is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. In the heart of the village lies the remains of the Château de Septmonts, of which the principal remains are of the 14th century donjon or keep; the castle was the country seat of the Bishop of Soissons since the last half of the 12th century and was first built in stone a little before 1242. Thought to have been inspired by the works of Charles V of France, the 43 metre tall donjon, exemplifies the princely style of the late 14th century, combining both military and residential function; the donjon is undergoing a programme of restoration. The other sights at the chateau include: Ditches and walls Remains of the Salle St. Louis Remains of the Renaissance bishop's palace Verger and Arboretum de Septmonts The village contains a fifteenth-century church in the flamboyant style. Communes of the Aisne department INSEE Jean. Chateaux-forts et fortifications en France. Paris: Flammarion. ISBN 2-08-012271-1
Arboretum of Craonne
The Arboretum of Craonne is a 7-hectare arboretum located near Craonne, Picardy, France. The arboretum was planted on the site of the former village of Craonne devastated between April and May 1917 by French artillery during the First World War, serves as the village's memorial, its cratered landscape is a reminder of the war's extreme destruction. Today the arboretum contains 57 varieties of trees, together with signs displaying maps and photographs of the former village, it is open every day without an entry fee. List of botanical gardens in France "Arboretum de Craonne" Picardie Tourisme "ARBORETUM DE CRAONNE ". Gralon.net entry Gralon.net entry on Craonne memorial "Craonne - Village Detruit". Chemin des Dames, at WebMatters.net. La politique étrangère de la France: textes et documents. La Documentation Française. 1998. P. 33
Jardin botanique d'Èze
The Jardin botanique d'Èze called the Jardin exotique d'Èze or the Jardin d'Èze, is a botanical garden located on the Place du Général de Gaulle in Èze, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. The garden was created after World War II on a chateau's ruins by town mayor André Gianton and Jean Gastaud of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco, it is sited on steep terrain falling over 400 meters to the sea with panoramic views of the coast, known for its impressive collection of cactus and succulents from the Mediterranean region and the Americas. Today the garden's collections include Cephalocereus senilis, Echinocactus grusonii, Ferocactus pilosus, Opuntia spp. Neobuxbaumia polylopha, Trichocereus pasacana, as well as the succulents Aeonium arboreum, Aeonium canariense, Agave americana picta, Agave americana marginata, Agave salmania, Agave victoriae-reginae, Aloe arborescens, Aloe succotrina, Aloe ferox, Aloiampelos ciliaris, Carpobrotus edulis, Echeveria elegans, Euphorbia coerulescens, Pachyphytum oviferum, Yucca elephantipes.
List of botanical gardens in France Jardin botanique d'Èze Gralon.net entry Patrick Le Tiec, Le Jardin exotique d'Èze, Monaco: Graphic Service, 2000, 48 p. French Wikipedia article
Buellas is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. The Veyle forms the commune's northeastern border. Parc botanique de la Teyssonnière, a botanical park Communes of the Ain department INSEE Official site Gazetteer Entry