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Pont Saint-Bénezet
The Pont Saint- Bénézet
Bénézet
(French pronunciation: ​[pɔ̃ sɛ̃ benezɛ]; Provençal: Pònt de Sant Beneset), also known as the Pont d' Avignon
Avignon
(IPA: [pɔ̃ daviɲɔ̃]), is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France. A bridge spanning the Rhône
Rhône
between Villeneuve-lès- Avignon
Avignon
and Avignon
Avignon
was built between 1177 and 1185. This early bridge was destroyed forty years later during the Albigensian Crusade
Albigensian Crusade
when Louis VIII of France
France
laid siege to Avignon. The bridge was rebuilt with 22 stone arches. It was very costly to maintain as the arches tended to collapse when the Rhône
Rhône
flooded. Eventually in the middle of the 17th century the bridge was abandoned
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Gallo-Roman Culture
The term Gallo-Roman
Gallo-Roman
describes the Romanized culture of Gaul
Gaul
under the rule of the Roman Empire
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Saint Nicholas
Saint
Saint
Nicholas (Greek: Ἅγιος Νικόλαος, Hágios Nikólaos, Latin: Sanctus Nicolaus; 15 March 270 – 6 December 343),[3][4] also called Nikolaos of Myra
Myra
or Nicholas of Bari, was Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor
Asia Minor
(modern-day Demre, Turkey),[5] and is a historic Christian saint.[6] Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker (Νικόλαος ὁ Θαυματουργός, Nikólaos ho Thaumaturgós). Saint
Saint
Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe
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Confraternity
A confraternity is generally a Christian
Christian
voluntary association of lay people created for the purpose of promoting special works of Christian charity or piety, and approved by the Church hierarchy. They are most common among Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and the Western Orthodox
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Lyon
Centre: Parc de la Tête d'Or, Confluence district and the Vieux Lyon. Bottom: Pont Lafayette, Part-Dieu district with the Place Bellecour
Place Bellecour
in foreground during Festival of Lights.FlagCoat of armsMotto(s): Avant, avant, Lion le melhor. (Old Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon
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Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea
Sea
is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin
Mediterranean Basin
and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe
Southern Europe
and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa
North Africa
and on the east by the Levant. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water
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Comtat Venaissin
The Comtat Venaissin
Comtat Venaissin
(Provençal: lou Coumtat Venessin, Mistralian norm: la Coumtat, classical norm: lo Comtat Venaicin; "County of Venaissin"), often called the Comtat for short, was a part of the Papal States
Papal States
in what is now the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
region of France. The entire region was an enclave within the Kingdom of France, comprising the area around the city of Avignon
Avignon
(itself always a separate comtat) roughly between the Rhône, the Durance
Durance
and Mont Ventoux, and a small exclave located to the north around the town of Valréas
Valréas
bought by Pope John XXII. The Comtat also bordered (and mostly surrounded) the Principality of Orange
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Pope
The pope (Latin: papa from Greek: πάππας pappas,[1] a child's word for "father"),[2] also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus "greatest bridge-builder"), is the Bishop
Bishop
of Rome, and therefore ex officio the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.[3] The primacy of the Roman bishop is largely derived from his role as the supposed apostolic successor to Saint Peter, to whom Jesus is said to have given the Keys of Heaven
Keys of Heaven
and the powers of "binding and loosing", naming him as the "rock" upon which the church would be built. The pope is also head of state of Vatican City,[4] a sovereign city-state entirely enclaved within Rome. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013, succeeding Benedict XVI.[5] The office of the pope is the papacy
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List Of French Monarchs
The monarchs of the Kingdom of France
Kingdom of France
and its predecessors (and successor monarchies) ruled from the establishment of the Kingdom of the Franks
Franks
in 486 until the fall of the Second French Empire
Second French Empire
in 1870, with several interruptions. Sometimes included as "Kings of France"[1] are the kings of the Franks of the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled from 486 until 751,[2] and of the Carolingians, who ruled until 987 (with some interruptions). The Capetian dynasty, the male-line descendants of Hugh Capet, included the first rulers to adopt the title of "King of France" for the first time with Philip II (r. 1180–1223). The Capetians ruled continuously from 987 to 1792 and again from 1814 to 1848
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Pont-Saint-Esprit
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Pont-Saint-Esprit
Pont-Saint-Esprit
(Occitan: Lo Pònt Sant Esperit) is a commune in the Gard
Gard
département in southern France. It is situated on the Rhône River and is the site of a historical crossing, hence its name
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Carolingian Dynasty
Non-agnatic lines:Robertian dynastyHouse of Capet Bosonid dynastyCarolingian dynastyThe Carolingian cross.PippinidsPippin the Elder (c. 580–640) Grimoald (616–656) Childebert the Adopted
Childebert the Adopted
(d. 662)Arnulfings Arnulf of Metz
Arnulf of Metz
(582–640) Ansegisel (d. 662 or 679) Chlodulf of Metz (d. 696 or 697) Pepin of Herstal
Pepin of Herstal
(635-714) Grimoald II (d. 714) Drogo of Champagne
Drogo of Champagne
(670–708) Theudoald (d. 741)Carolingians Charles Martel
Charles Martel
(686–741) Carloman (d
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Springer (architecture)
A springer is an architectural term for the lowest voussoir on each side of an arch. Since it is the bottom-most element of the arch, it is where the arch support terminates at the responds.[1] It rests on the impost or pier of the arch, that is, the topmost part of the abutment, from which the arch arises.[2] Notes[edit]^ "Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture - springer". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2007-06-24.  ^ Ching, Francis D.K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley and Sons. p. 12. ISBN 0-471-28451-3. This architectural element–related article is a stub
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Compagnie Nationale Du Rhône
The Compagnie Nationale du Rhône
Compagnie Nationale du Rhône
(CNR) is a French electricity generation company, mainly supplying renewable power from hydroelectric facilities on the Rhone.Contents1 Operations 2 Shareholding 3 History 4 Facilities 5 Production 6 ReferencesOperations[edit] Established in 1933, as of 2009 the company derives most of its power from 19 major dams on the Rhone
Rhone
River with associated power stations, for which it has a concession until 2023. The company also has wind and solar power farms.[1] This company has been totally independent of Électricité de France
Électricité de France
(EDF) since 2002, and is EDF's main competitor in the French electricity market
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Corbel
In architecture a corbel is a structural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry a superincumbent weight, a type of bracket.[1] A corbel is a solid piece of material in the wall, whereas a console is a piece applied to the structure
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Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
The French National Center for Scientific Research
Research
(French: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS) is the largest governmental research organisation in France[3] and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe.[4] In 2016, it employed 31,637 staff, including 11,137 tenured researchers, 13,415 engineers and technical staff, and 7,085 contractual workers.[2] It is headquartered in Paris
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