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Auvergne



Introduction of Auvergne
Former province corresponding to the modern departmentsof Cantal and Puy-de-DС„me. In ancient times itwas the home of the Arverni tribe who, under Vercingetorix,resisted the Roman occupation of Gaul.After Caesar's victory at Alesia in 52 b.c., the regionwas incorporated into Aquitania Prima. It wascarved up politically in the 13th century. By 1606 thewhole region had been joined to the French Crown.Former province corresponding to the modern departmentsof Cantal and Puy-de-DС„me. In ancient times itwas the home of the Arverni tribe who, under Vercingetorix,resisted the Roman occupation of Gaul.After Caesar's victory at Alesia in 52 b.c., the regionwas incorporated into Aquitania Prima. It wascarved up politically in the 13th century. By 1606 thewhole region had been joined to the French Crown.

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