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  Picardy Picardie properties for sale rentals services information
The northern region of Picardy is made up of 3 departments, the Somme, the Aisne and the Oise.
Picardy has a rich and eventful past, making it an extremely attractive destination for property buyers with an interest in history and culture.
Picardy is renowned for it's rolling valleys, lush meadows and verdant woodland.
www.french-property.com /regions/picardie   (232 words)

  
  Picardy - Encyclopedia.com
Picardie, region and former province, N France, on the English Channel.
The name Picardy appeared about the 13th cent., designating the many small feudal holdings added to the crown by Philip II.
During the Hundred Years War the area was contested by France and England.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Picardy.html   (502 words)

  
  Picardy - LoveToKnow 1911
PICARDY (La Picardie), one of the old provinces of France, bounded on the N. by Hainaut and Artois, on the E. by Champagne, on the S. by the Ile de France, and on the W. by Normandy and the English Channel.
Early in the 5th century Picardy became the centre of Merovingian France, for, as the historian Michelet says, "l'histoire de l'antique France semble entassee en Picardie." Clovis had his first capital at Soissons, Charlemagne had his at Noyon, and Laon was the capital and the refuge of the later and feebler Carolingian sovereigns.
Picardy has a high place as a home of Gothic art, this being testified to by the superb cathedrals at Amiens and Noyon, while within its borders is the famous château of Coucy.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Picardy   (808 words)

  
 Picardy
Picardy is a region of amazing archaeological sites, picturesque villages (rated as among "the most beautiful villages in France"), six splendid gothic cathedrals, numerous royal castles (so popular with film makers) and a multitude of abbeys and churches in Cistercian, Romanesque and primitive or flamboyant Gothic.
Remembrance in Picardy is inevitably linked to the battle of the Somme in 1916, the bloodiest episode of the First World War (involving troops of 35 nationalities; 1,353,000 men missing, injured, or killed) surpassing even the horrendous record of Verdun.
Picardy combines three different types of countryside: a beautiful and romantic unspoilt shoreline, plateaux and forests to lure you away, and the tranquillity of canals and rivers.
www.consulfrance-vancouver.org /presse_doc/tourisme/anglais/regions/picardie_eng.htm   (351 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Picardy (French: Picardie) is an historical province of France, in the north of France.
The main crops of Picardy are wheat, sugar beets, and fodder.
The sugar industry made the fortune of Picardy in the 19th century and contributed to the ruin of the sugar economy in the Caribbean.
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 Chronique des roses de Picardie   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Picardy has its own, particular rolling landscape, from the pink cliffs of Ault, gnawed by the waters of the Channel, to the isolated hill of Laon, the capital of France under the last Carolingian kings.
This is the Picardy of the Impressionists dear to Seurat and Colette, with its pink cliffs heralding Normandy, its marshlands, its colonies of migratory birds and its art nouveau and art deco summer resorts, bordered in blue and populated by parasols.
The Picardy coast, the Bay of the Somme and, further north, the Bay of Authie are the last coastlines in France to have preserved intact their natural aspects and wild instincts between the picturesque harbours and the seaside resorts (Mers-les-Bains, Ault-Onival, Le Hourdel, Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, Cayeux-sur-Mer, Le Crotoy, Quend-Plage-les-Pins, Fort-Mahon-Plage).
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /label_france/ENGLISH/REGION/PICARDIE/pic.html   (1594 words)

  
 Blue Picardy Spaniel Information
The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a direct descendent of the old and vast family of French Spaniels.
Picardie, France, particularly the area around the Bay of Somme, was a paradise for hunters of waterfowl.
The Blue Picardy Spaniel was classified as a separate breed because of its distinctive "grayish-fl mottled" color and its blue rather than brown skin pigmentation.
www.sidyboysfoolin.com /BluePicardySpaniel.html   (525 words)

  
 Picardy third   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An example of mode mixture, the picardy third (Tierce de Picardie) is a raised third in the final tonic chord of a composition in minor, the use of which originated in the 16th century and the Baroque era.
The interval strength, or lowest possible location in the harmonic series, and thus consonance and "stability", of minor triads is less than that of major, which interprets major as more "stable", a major triad being found in the 4th, 5th, and 6th harmonics of a pitch, while the minor being the 5th, 6th, and 7th.
Also supporting this, the picardy third is still considered part of an authentic cadence, the strongest cadence.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/pi/picardy_third.html   (172 words)

  
 Picardy Wines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pannell Family believe that Picardy wines reflect the potential of the Pemberton region to produce flavoursome wines of considerable refinement.
Picardy grapes come from well exposed, low yielding, non-irrigated vines, and further refinements are made in the winery.
The red wines of Picardy are particularly noted for their vibrant colours and intense fine grained tannins.
www.picardy.com.au /wines.htm   (342 words)

  
 Mammals » Dogs » Picardy Shepherd Main Page
The Picardy Shepherd originated in France, and is there is a good chance that it is the oldest of all the French shepherd dogs.
Picardy Shepherds can be kept with other animals provided it is socialized to them at a young age.
Picardy Shepherds are not hunting dogs, so they are not likely to chase other animals.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/dogs/dog3152.html   (668 words)

  
 Picardy property: search for properties for sale
Picardie boasts architectural styles and prices similar to Pas-de-Calais, as well as prehistoric sites, gallo-roman remains, abbeys, churches, castles and WWI battle grounds.
The scenery of Picardy is dominated by intense agriculture, and the raising of livestock.
Picardy, one of the oldest provinces in France, is steeped in history.
www.frenchentree.com /french-property/Picardy   (792 words)

  
 Circle of Genealogy / Picardy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1346 the battle of Crecy was fought in Picardy.
The battle pitted the English longbowmen against the conventional army of the period, of mounted knights and infantry.
The history of Picardy in the late 19th and early 20th century was violent.
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 Property for sale in France
The Picardy region of France is in the north.
Picardy is not well served directly by air from the UK.
Picardy has historical significance, and reasonably priced properties, but doesn't have the climate or spectacular scenery of French regions further to the south.
www.francepropertysale.co.uk /france/picardy.html   (393 words)

  
 PicardieResto - picardy - france
To encounter Picardy is to discover a cultural, natural and historic patrimony, unique in northern France.
Picardy is also the memory of wars ' tragedies : The Péronne Historial and the Château of Blérancourt have respectfully preserved the memory of those events.
Picardy is, finally, an exceptional gastronomy, a cuisine with regional flavours, thanks to the big variety of local products that it benefits from.
www.picardieresto.com /picardie/english/picardy.htm   (168 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Picardy, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Picardie, region and former province, N France, on the English Channel.
The name Picardy appeared about the 13th cent., designating the many small feudal holdings added to the crown by Philip II.
During the Hundred Years War the area was contested by France and England.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Picardy.html   (243 words)

  
 Picardy Guide - Property in France - Primelocation
The region of Picardy is eminently accessible whether from Paris or the shores of England and has for long been deservedly popular for weekend breaks.
Within an hour’s drive of the port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel and an easy train ride from Paris, is the vast sandy Bay of the Somme where sand yachters race across the beaches and families enjoy the vast spaces, superb micro climate and wonderful fresh seafood.
Forever immortalised in the words of the popular wartime song’ Roses are blooming in Picardy”, the region still bears testament to the huge conflict that raged over its now peaceful fields with the cemeteries, battlefields and monuments which pepper the countryside.
www.primelocation.com /international-property/country-guides/france/picardy   (400 words)

  
 Picardy Wines - Home
The Pannell Family is pleased to invite you to their Spring Release Tasting to be held at the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club 4th October 2007.
A highlight of the Spring tasting will be the opening of five vintages of the Picardy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc for your appraisal.
A consistently excellent wine that has developed and been refined with each passing year, this line up will be a rare treat for those that enjoy this St-Emillon/Pomerol style blend.
www.picardy.com.au   (252 words)

  
 Picardy Spaniel
Coat: Grey, spotted, with brown blotches on various parts of the body and the base of the tail, usually with tan markings on the head and legs.
Some believe the Picardy Spaniel is a cousin to the setters.
After a decline in popularity in the late nineteenth century, the breed was shown in Paris in 1904, renewing the interest of hunters.
www.furrycritter.com /resources/dogs/Picardy_Spaniel.htm   (343 words)

  
 Logis de France : come and discover the Logis of Picardy
Picardy know how to enjoy itself while also celebrating history in its own special way with historical reconstructions, the bonfires of Saint John's night, the flower festival, fireworks and horse racing at Chantilly.
Whether you be a glutton or a gastronome, each of your stopping-places will bring you lots of surprises: duck pâté in Amiens, cheese tart in the Thiérache area, seafood of all sorts in the Somme estuary, rissoles in Laon, sweet fritters in Saint-Quentin, red fruits in Noyon and, of course, whipped cream in Chantilly.
The kings of Picardy are its equestrian population.
www.logis-de-france.fr /uk/region/picardie.htm   (505 words)

  
 Picardy Hotels - France Holiday Offers
The natural beauty of the region is something that has not gone amiss on famous authors such as Chateaubriand who have lived in the area, and recorded their impressions of it.
The magnificent landscapes are home to a vast array of wildlife in the area, and this aspect of Picardy alone brings a great many tourists to the region each year.
Your Picardy hotels have been carefully selected to give a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes.
www.france-holiday-offers.co.uk /hotels-in-france/picardy.htm   (297 words)

  
 Picardy Property > About us > Better visibility
Even on French estate agents' websites, the selection of property shown is limited compared to the true supply.
For example, every month the Notaires in the Somme county (about one third of Picardy) advertise about 500 houses for sale in their property magazine.
Since we are based right in the middle of Picardy, Picardy Property has easy access to these offers all year round.
www.picardyproperty.fr /about_us/about_us_subpage_b.htm   (138 words)

  
 Herding dogs, clubs, breeds list, stockdogs - Herding on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Berger Picard or Picardy Shepherd is a very old breed originating in the Picardie region of northeastern France.
Considered by some authorities to be related to such breeds as the Beauceron, Briard, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Shepherds, the Picardy Shepherd has upright ears, long tail carried low with a curve at the tip, and a wiry though not excessively long or heavy coat with hair-fringed the muzzle and feet.
Picardies are generally aloof toward strangers and are good watchdogs.
www.glassportal.com /herding/pic-pics.htm   (458 words)

  
 Picardy, France
In the center of the area there are some of the finest French cathedrals, in the north there is France's largest industrial region, and in the west, along the shores of the Channel and the North Sea, there are stretches of beautiful coastal scenery and many attractive bathing resorts.
The old province of Picardy, on the northern fringe of the Paris basin, with Amiens as its capital, corresponds broadly to the present-day département of Somme and parts of Pas-de-Calais, Oise and Aisne.
Artois, which from 863 belonged to the County of Flanders, was brought under the authority of the French crown by Philippe Auguste towards the end of the 12th C., together with Upper Picardy; Lower Picardy became part of France only in 1369.
www.planetware.com /france/picardy-f-pic-pic.htm   (672 words)

  
 Picardy Property Guide
Picardy (or Picardie in the French), located just below the northern tip of France is neither the most popular nor the most well known region in France.
Saint Quentin is one of the most vibrant and dynamic commercial cities in the Picardy region.
Picardy is in the centre of northern France - just above Paris and the Île de France.
www.frenchpropertylinks.com /picardy/index.html   (745 words)

  
 Elements du site - Le site du Conseil Régional de Picardie vient d’être mis à jour. - Conseil Régional de ...
Elements du site - Le site du Conseil Régional de Picardie vient d’être mis à jour.
Le site du Conseil Régional de Picardie vient d’être mis à jour.
Où en sont les biocarburants en Picardie ?
www.picardie.fr /en   (256 words)

  
 DP S1996M: North Sea to Picardy
Picardy, meanwhile, is important geographically because of its adjacency to both Brest and Paris, as well as to Belgium.
The move North Sea to Picardy, as you can see from the discussion of the geographic importance of both areas, is a move which would quickly transfer pressure from Scandinavia and England to France.
And finally, any foreign unit in Picardy which is in the act of supporting some other order will not have its support cut by the "North Sea to Picardy" move.
www.diplom.org /Zine/S1996M/Hand/NTH-Pic.html   (1754 words)

  
 LondonTown.com | Picardy Road Guide | Picardy Road London, DA17, England, UK | London Streets by Street
Picardy Road is located in the borough of Bexley
Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.
The nearest underground station to Picardy Road is 'Dagenham Heathway ' which is about 113 minutes to the North West.
www.londontown.com /LondonStreets/_picardy_road_ae6.html   (70 words)

  
 Blue Picardy Spaniel - Canada's Guide to Dogs
The Blue Picardy Spaniel (also known as Épagneul Bleu de Picardi) is a versatile sporting dog known for locating and retrieving game under the most adverse conditions.
Puppies are born mostly white-grey with the colour filling in later.
If you are considering the adoption of a Blue Picardy Spaniel puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder.
www.canadasguidetodogs.com /spanielblue.htm   (608 words)

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