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facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-16 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-16 map








Facts in brief:

Taken by Julius Caesar 58 BC; has Roman ruins including arch of Marcus Aurelius, aqueduct & amphitheater; became free imperial city 1184; French since 1674; fortified by great engineer Vauban 17th cen.; center of watch & clock industries.

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