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  Vienne, France (Department) - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
VIENNE, a department of west-central France, formed in 1790 out of Poitou (four-fifths of its present area), Touraine (one-seventh) and Berry, and bounded by Deux-Sevres on the W., Charente on the S., Haute-Vienne on the S.E., Indre on the E., Indre-et-Loire on the N.E. and N., and Maine-et-Loire on the N.W. Pop.
The river Vienne, which gives its name to the department, with its tributaries the Creuse (subtributary the Gartempe) on the east and the Clain on the west, flows from south to north.
Vienne forms part of the diocese of Poitiers, has its court of appeal and educational centre at Poitiers, and belongs to the region of the IX.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Vienne,_France_(Department)   (442 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Vienne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vienne is a département of France, located in the centre of the country, named after the Vienne River.
Vienne is bounded by the départements of Indre-et-Loire on the north and northeast, Indre on the east, Haute-Vienne on the southeast, Charente on the south, Deux-Sèvres on the west, and Maine-et-Loire on the northwest.
The principal rivers are the Vienne and the Charente.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Vienne   (182 words)

  
 Vienne River - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
VIENNE, a river of central France, a left-hand tributary of the Loire, watering the departments of Correze, HauteVienne, Charente, Vienne and Indre-et-Loire.
N.W. of Ussel (department of Correze) at a height of 2789 ft., the Vienne flows westward, between the highlands of Limousin on the south and the plateau of Gentioux and the Blond mountains on the north.
Below that town it receives the Creuse (rising on the plateau of Millevaches and reaching the Vienne after a course of 159 m.), and turns northwest, uniting with the Loire below the historic town of Chinon.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Vienne_River   (241 words)

  
 Vienne River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vienne is one of the most important rivers in south-western France, a significant left tributary of the lower Loire.
It supports numerous hydro-electric dams, and it is the main river of the Limousin region and also of the eastern part of the Poitou-Charentes region.
The Vienne rises as a spring in the department of the Corrèze, at the foot of Mont Audouze, on the Plateau de Millevaches, near Peyrelevade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vienne_River   (230 words)

  
 Vienne France - Americans in France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the Gallic wars Vienne became a Roman colony (this was coveted at the time as it this gave the residents of Vienne the same rights as Romans) thanks to Vienne siding with the winning Romans and strategic location.
This did not undermine the influence of Vienne as one of its archbishops; Gilsa de Bourgogne was elected Pope in 1119 and became Calixtus II.
In 1450 Vienne became apart of France and thus was soon overtaken by Lyon in size and power.
www.americansinfrance.net /Attractions/Vienne-France.cfm   (402 words)

  
 Search Results for "Vienne"
...The capital of the Allobroges, Vienne (then Vienna) became one of the chief cities of Roman Gaul, one of the first archiepiscopal sees (suppressed in 1790), and the...
It was convened by Pope Clement V at the behest of Philip IV of...
Vienne, river, France, river, 230 mi (370 km) long, rising in the Massif Central, central France, and flowing W past Limoges, then N into the Loire near Saumur....
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/65search?query=Vienne   (255 words)

  
 Under Clement V  Council of Vienne
The general council of Vienne was summoned by pope Clement V with the bull Regnans in caelis, which he had written on 12 August 1308 at Poitiers (the Roman pontiff had remained in France from the year of his election, thus beginning the period of the church's history known as the Avignon captivity).
The council of Vienne is seen as an outstanding example of this political pressure, although the pope energetically defended the liberty of the church as far as circumstances allowed and he himself had the power.
The king of France made for Vienne on 20 March, and after two days Clement V delivered to the commission of cardinals for approval the bull by which the order of Templars was suppressed (the bull Vox in excelso).
www.ewtn.com /library/COUNCILS/VIENNE.HTM   (14943 words)

  
 Dam decommissioning in France
- The demolition of the Kemansquillec dam on the Léguer river (Côte d'Armor) 1996
- The demolition of the Maison rougge Dam (Loire River basin) 1998
Lampreys were observed on the Vienne river down-stream of the Châtellerault dam, and consequently a new population of lampreys recolonised the Creuse river up to Saint-Gaultier, the Gartempe river up to Saulgé and the Anglin up to Cancrenier.
www.rivernet.org /general/dams/decommissioning/decom3_e.htm   (4222 words)

  
 Vienne (département)
Vienne is a département of France, number 86, located in the centre of the country, named after the Vienne River.
The département of Vienne was formed in 1790 from parts of the provinces of Poitou, Touraine, and Berry.
The Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe[?], a UNESCO world heritage site, is located in the Vienne.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/vi/Vienne.html   (107 words)

  
 Waterways in France
Dordogne River • Eure, Loir, and Cher Rivers • Garonne River • Isère River
Loire River • Marne River • Marne-Rhin Canal • Meuse River • Moselle River
Lake of Brenets, a natural widening in the river, is a tourist center; at the northern end of the lake the river drops 88 ft. (27 m).
www.discoverfrance.net /France/DF_waterways.shtml   (1274 words)

  
 Loire dam decommissioning : St Etienne de Vigan and Maisons rouges
The Saint-Etienne-du-Vigan dam on the Upper Allier river, the main tributary of the Loire river, collapsed on June 24 at 5 P.M. It is the first time in France that a dam operated by Electricité de France (the French state-owned electricity utility) has been destroyed in an effort to restore salmon habitat.
The other dam to be dismantled is the Maisons-Rouges, on the Vienne river, another tributary of the Loire river.
The Vienne river, the second most important tributary of the Loire river after the Allier, is flowing freely again in the area where it was blocked by the Maisons-Rouges dam.
www.rivernet.org /general/dams/decommissioning_fr_hors_poutes/stedvig.htm   (1158 words)

  
 Kite Aerial Photography - Chinon, France No. 1
On the left is a view of Chinon from the south side of the river with the Vienne River in the foreground.
The Chateau of Chinon is visible on the ridge.
The Vienne River provides a major organizing element as does the ridge to the north that parallels it.
arch.ced.berkeley.edu /kap/gallery/gal174.html   (526 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Vienne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Touraine, region and former province (until the French Revolution), W central France, centering around Tours (the historic capital) and drained by the Loire, Cher, and Vienne rivers.
Roughly coextensive with Indre-et-Loire dept., Touraine, with its fertile valleys, orchards, and vineyards, is known as the
Loire longest river of France, c.630 mi (1,010 km) long, rising in the Cévennes Mts., SE France, and flowing in an arc through central and W France to the Atlantic Ocean at Saint-Nazaire.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Vienne&StartAt=11   (540 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Vienne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vienne, Council of 1311-12, 15th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, held at Vienne, France.
dauphin [Frdolphin], French title, borne first by the counts of Vienne (also called Viennois) and later by the eldest son of the king of France, or, if the dauphin came to die before the king, by the dauphin's eldest son.
Poitou, region and former province, W France, stretching from the Atlantic coast eastward beyond the Vienne River.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Vienne&StartAt=11   (517 words)

  
 River Revival: Campaign for River Restoration and Dam Decommissioning
A dam in Kernansquillec on the Leguer River was also dismantled, in 1996, after rapid sedimentation had reduced the reservoir capacity by 50%.
Dam removal in France and the Loire River management plan reflect growing awareness across Europe, where concessions for thousands of dams built before 1950 are to be reviewed in the next decade.
On British Columbia’s Theodosia River, a plan to revitalize lucrative commercial– and sport–salmon fisheries in the Georgia Straits is the basis for a plan to decommission a 35–year–old water diversion dam.
www.irn.org /revival/decom/index.php?id=brochure/rrpt3.html   (1104 words)

  
 Kilkelly.com Wine Travel Guides - Chinon
The town of Chinon, about 45 minutes southwest of Tours, is located on the banks of the river Vienne, which flows south of the Loire river and merges with the Loire just west of Chinon.
This charming restaurant is located on the banks of the Vienne in the town of L'Ile Bouchard, east of Chinon, and during the day you can dine while overlooking the river.
The views alone are priceless, as the house is situated on top of a hill overlooking the vineyards and the Vienne river in the distance.
www.kilkelly.com /chinon.html   (1006 words)

  
 Limoges Hotel - Guide of Hotels in Limoges, France.
Numerous Roman monuments were built: a bridge made of stone over the initial ford, a forum on the shelf of the hillside, several thermae, a vast amphitheatre, meant to outshine those at Arles or Nîmes, a theatre on the banks of the Vienne River, underground aqueducts, an orthogonal lined street, and luxurious dwellings.
Limoges was a center of the maquis resistance to the Vichy puppet government of the Nazis.
Limoges is located on the banks of the Vienne River, 150 km from the Atlantic Ocean.
www.hotels-france-travel.com /ville/limoges/limoges-hotel.htm   (601 words)

  
 Kite Aerial Photography - Loire meets Vienne
A low-level view of the sandbar at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers.
Views up the Loire River on the left and the Vienne River on the right.
Close views of the confluence, The border between dark and light on the left looks like a shadow but is actually the boundary between the dark waters of the Vienne and the greener waters of the Loire.
arch.ced.berkeley.edu /kap/gallery/gal177.html   (555 words)

  
 Loire Route
The Loire River meanders from the Cevenne Mountains and crosses North Central France about 100 miles from Paris, emptying into the Atlantic ocean.
Chinon, situated on the Banks of the Vienne River, was once a powerful medieval city; and home to Joan of Arc.
The Château Chenonceaux was transformed from a modest water mill to this splendid Château which spans the Cher River.
www.eurocycle.com /cycling_LoireRoute.htm   (1053 words)

  
 Property Haute-Vienne : 176 maisons à vendre en Haute-Vienne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This terraced stone house, which requires complete internal renovation, lies in one of the most picturesque area of the Haute Vienne close to the large tourist lake of Saint Pardoux.
Approximately 10 minutes from Rochechoaurt in the beautiful Haute Vienne Region Overall the Barn which is approximately 100m2 is in good condition and ideal for conversion to house, with a small area of...
This little house and barn nestled in the heart of the Haute Vienne countryside is a real bargain and could make a wonderful home.
www.green-acres.com /en/properties/departements/haute_vienne.htm   (1052 words)

  
 Limousin Departement Information
It was carved principally from the old province of Marche with samplings of the provinces of Berry, Limousin and Poitou.
The département’s north is separated from the south by the westward-flowing Vienne River.
The Vienne River traverses the rolling uplands of Limousin before joining the Maulde and Taurion rivers.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_Regions/Limousin/limousin_departement_information.htm   (289 words)

  
 Vienne, city of art and history - VIENNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Near lyon, along the rhône river, vienne, a heritage city to discover around wines (côte-rôtie and condrieu), gastronomy (restaurant f.
Ancien theatre - The ancient Roman theatre, built at the foot of Mont Pipet, is one of the largest in Gaul.
The workshop of restoration in charge of the conservation of the mosaics is recognized today at the international level for the quality of its work.
www.infotourisme.net /tourist-route/vienne/vienne-city-of-art-and-history_338ang.html   (628 words)

  
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Set in idyllic surroundings, on a country lane, a stone's throw from the River Vienne.
In amongst a cluster of houses called "Biard" across the river from the small village of Moussac-sur-Vienne (link to map), this hundred year old cottage has thick stone walls to keep it cool in summer, and woodburning stoves to keep it cosy on spring and autumn evenings.
On this website is all you need to know about the house and its setting, local activities and the surrounding area.
www.roseveare.org.uk   (152 words)

  
 BB87001-B&B near Limoges in the Limousin La Musardiere (Bed and Breakfast in France - 87. Haute Vienne)
Set on a hill overlooking the Vienne River, a quiet, comfortable, tastefully converted farm building, nestles in a large park boasting a brook with waterfall and many fine shrubs and trees.
Perched on a hill, with the beautiful Vienne River flowing at ist foot, farmland surrounding it, La Musardiere, a tastefully converted, comfortable farm building offers 5 smartly decorated bedrooms with single or double beds, including a family room,(en suite facilities available).
In the middle of the beautiful, picturesque Valley of the Vienne River, surrounded by farmland, copses and woods, La Musardiere is supremely well situated: you can go to Limoges town centre within 30 mns.
www.whereonearthgroup.com /details.php?c=bandb|uk|BB87001|direct   (674 words)

  
 Waterways in France (part 4)
Oise River • Rhine Canals • Rhine River • Rhône River • Saône River • Seine River
France has a number of other rivers which are notable for their beauty, or popular destinations for leisurely river cruises, but for which little academic documentation exists.
One of the most relaxing and expedient ways to view the sights of Paris in all their grandeur is from the glass-covered decks of the Bateaux-Mouches, those unique long-boats leisurely plying the Seine.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Waterways/DF_waterways4.shtml   (849 words)

  
 arthritis pain relief - Vienne River
The Vienne River is a river in France.
It rises in Corrèze, at the foot of Mont Audouze, on the Plateau de Millevaches.
The City of Vienne, however, is not situated on the Vienne River
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 Strat's Place - LES COTES DU RHONE
The Rhône River is another important element of the terroir.
Vines grow on the right bank of the river between Vienne and Valence, in the Rhône, Loire and Ardèche departments.
A large vineyard area along the right bank of the river in the Ardèche and Gard departments extends further south on the left bank between the Drôme and southern Vaucluse.
www.stratsplace.com /articles/provence13.html   (749 words)

  
 Holiday gite on Charente river, Vienne, France (French)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The house is in the heart of the French countryside and has uninterrupted views of the River Charente and its beautiful valley.
There are two spacious bedrooms, both facing the river, which sleep 4/5 people.
There is a modern bathroom including W.C. plus two separate W.C.'s, a fully fitted kitchen and a large lounge/dining room with a log burner in addition to the central heating.
www.giteinvienne.com   (279 words)

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