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Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-8 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-8 map

Facts in brief:

Medieval center of learning; scene of victory of Charles Martel over Saracens 732; developed prosperous silk industry 15th cen.; depopulated after revocation of Edict of Nantes 1685; French government seat during Siege of Paris 1870; birthplace of Balzac.

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