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Chez Jallot, 23250 VIDAILLAT, France

 Tel.:       +33 (0)555 645 077

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La Haute-Vienne

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Introduction

Haute-Vienne is the French department named after the river Vienne that is east of the Creuse and is one of the 12 departments that together constitute the newly formed French region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine (as of January 2016). Its neighbouring departments are: Creuse, Corrèze, Dordogne, Charente, Vienne and Indre. The principal and largest city in the department is Limoges.

Region

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Department No.

87

Prefecture

Limoges

Area

5,520 km2

Population & Density

375,856 (68/km2)

Geography

The department has two main rivers which cross it from east to west; the Vienne, on which the two main cities, Limoges and Saint-Junien, are situated, and the Gartempe, a tributary of the Creuse. To the southeast of the department lies the Massif Central, and the highest point in the department is Puy Lagarde, 795 m (2,608 ft).

To the far west of the department is the Rochechouart crater, an impact crater caused by a meteorite that crashed into the earth's surface over 200 million years ago; because of subsequent erosion, little sign of the crater is in evidence today apart from the geologic effects on the surrounding rock.

Brief History

Notable People

  • Richard the Lion Heart (September 8, 1157, Beaumont Palace in Oxford - April 6, 1199, the castle of Chalus Chabrol), King of England, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, count of Poitiers, Count of Maine and Count of Anjou. Son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762-1833), Marshal of France.
  • Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud (1753-1793), revolutionary.
  • Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850), chemist and physicist.
  • Maryse Bastié (1898-1952), aviator.
  • Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944), novelist and diplomat.
  • Paul Rebeyrolle (1926-2005), artist.
  • Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), impressionist painter.
  • Sadi Carnot (1837-1894), French president.
  • Jean-Joseph Sanfourche (1929-2010), painter.
  • Robert Hébras (born June 29, 1925 in Oradour-sur-Glane) is one of six people who survived the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane June 10, 1944 which became the France post -war a national symbol of Nazi atrocities.
  • Martial Valin (1898-1980), commander of the Free French Air Force.
  • François Mitterrand is linked in Limoges because his grandfather Joseph was born September 27, 1873 in Limoges, died in 1946 in Jarnac

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Chez Jallot, 23250 VIDAILLAT, France

 Tel.:       +33 (0)555 645 077

 Email:    info@chezjallot.com


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