Baigneaux is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Arsac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Ayguemorte-les-Graves is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Le Barp is a municipality in the Southwest of France that has 5410 inhabitants. It is located in the Department of Gironde in the Region of Nouvelle Aquitaine, it is located in the Landes Forest, on the territory of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park. Le Barp has a special geographic situation because it is located between Bordeaux and Arcachon Bay which are two tourist destinations; the inhabitants are called the «Barpais». Today, there are 5,410 inhabitants in Le Barp. Le Barp is located on the territory of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park, near the Val de l’Eyre; the adjacent municipalities of Le Barp are Cestas in the North, Saucats in the North East, Saint-Magne in the South East, Belin-Béliet In the South, Salles in the South West and Mios in the West. Le Barp is located on the D1010 national road and close to the A63 motorway; the town was founded around the hospital that existed in the thirteenth century instead of the current church and which did not survive the abandonment of the pilgrimage.
Le Barp is on the way from Tours to Santiago de Compostela and many pilgrims go through Le Barp every year. It is a part of its history; this former hospital was an important stop for pilgrims. To the Revolution, the Saint-Jacques parish formed the commune of Le Barp. Most of the primary activity is oriented towards the exploitation of the forest that covers a large part of the municipal territory; the company Planasa produces strawberries and small red fruits and exports and markets plants. Le Barp is famous for its production of its cooking recipes; the Aquitaine Scientific and Technical Design Centre of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is located in the north of the municipal territory. The Saint-Jacques Church was rebuilt during the second part of the 19th century, it has a bell tower dating from the 18th century. Le Barp, situated on the territory of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Park, participates in the Contemporary Art Forest Project, it hosts a contemporary work of art like several other neighboring municipalities.
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Balizac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Aillas is a commune of 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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