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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.

Riom
Riom
(French pronunciation: ​[ʁjɔ̃]; Auvergnat
Auvergnat
Riam) is a commune town in the Puy-de-Dôme
Puy-de-Dôme
department in Auvergne in central France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Contents

1 History 2 Sights 3 Public library 4 Notable people 5 International relations

5.1 Twin towns – Sister cities

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

Riom
Riom
in the Armorial d'Auvergne by Guillaume Revel, 15th century.

Until the French Revolution, Riom
Riom
was the capital of the province of Auvergne, and the seat of the dukes of Auvergne. The city was of Gaulish origin, the Roman Ricomagus. In the intensely feudalized Auvergne of the 10th century, the town grew up around the collegiate Church of Saint Amabilis (Saint Amable), the local saint, who was the object of pilgrimages. Riom
Riom
was the capital of the dukes of Auvergne. In the 14th century the city benefitted from the patronage of Jean, duc de Berry, who rebuilt the Ducal Palace and the Saint-Chapelle. In 1531, Riom
Riom
and Auvergne reverted to the Crown of France. In 1942, Riom
Riom
was the site of the Vichy government's abortive war-guilt trials, called Riom
Riom
Trials.

Sights[edit] In 1985 Riom
Riom
received the French classification of Ville d'Art et d'Histoire recognizing its sixteen classified historical monuments as well as another 57 on the supplementary listings. Several 17th- and 18th-century private houses (hôtels particuliers) are open to the public with collections of costumes and works of decorative art. Riom's two major public squares are Place Jean-Baptiste Laurent and Place du pré-Madame in which stand two large fountains in homage to Desaix.

The Renaissance Maison des Consuls

Saint Amable basilica, exterior

Saint Amable basilica, interior

The church of Marthuret

The clock tower

The holy chapel

Public library[edit] The Bibliothèque Municipale de Riom
Riom
(English: Riom
Riom
Library), is a public library in Riom. Since 1968 it has been located on Avenue Mgr Martrou. The library was established after the French Revolution.[1] The library collection began after the French Revolution
French Revolution
and it has been housed in a number of buildings including a college and at Riom city hall. In 1905 the library was moved to a Carmelite convent building and in 1941 it was housed in a museum. The present home of the collection was opened in 1968.[1][2] It contains approximately 90,000 items (books, journals, audio cassette tapes and video). The special part of the collection consists of 15 medieval manuscripts, which came from revolutionary confiscations made in religious communities. The Ministry of Culture and Communication digitized three illuminated manuscripts. Of the illuminated works five volumes are from the 15th - 16th centuries. Notable people[edit] Riom
Riom
was the birthplace of:

Pierre Victor, baron Malouet
Pierre Victor, baron Malouet
(1740–1814), publicist and politician Gilbert Romme
Gilbert Romme
(1750–1795), politician Joseph Projectus Machebeuf
Joseph Projectus Machebeuf
(1812–1889), Vicar Apostolic of Colorado and Utah; Bishop of Denver, USA Henri Hébrard de Villeneuve
Henri Hébrard de Villeneuve
(1848–1925), Olympic fencer Eugene Gilbert (1889–1918), pioneer aviator, WW1 fighter pilot Alan Stivell
Alan Stivell
(1944-), Celtic musician and singer, recording artist and master of the Celtic harp Rufus (1942-), actor Dominique Sarron
Dominique Sarron
(1959-), Grand Prix motorcycle road racer

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France Twin towns – Sister cities[edit] Riom
Riom
is twinned with:[3]

Algemesi, Spain[3] Viana do Castelo, Portugal[3] Nördlingen, Germany[3]

Adur, England[3][4][5] Żywiec, Poland[3][6] Loubomo
Loubomo
(Dolisie), Republic of the Congo[3]

See also[edit]

Communes of the Puy-de-Dôme
Puy-de-Dôme
department

References[edit]

INSEE commune file

^ a b Chronique des bibliothèques françaises at the Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France ^ Ehrard, Université Jean Monnet - Saint-Étienne, Institut Claude Longeon Renaissance, Age classique ... ; catalogues établis et présentés par John Renwick et Lucette Perol, avec la collab. de Jean (1999). Deux bibliothèques oratoriennes à la fin du XVIIIe siècle : Riom
Riom
et Effiat. Saint Etienne: Publ. de l'Univ. de Saint Etienne. ISBN 2862721719.  ^ a b c d e f g "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-12-26.  ^ (encompassing Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing, Sompting, and Southwick) ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.  ^ "Internetowy Serwis Miejski". zywiec.pl. 2008-06-20. Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Riom.

Riom
Riom
- Official site for the city of Riom
Riom
(in French). Riom
Riom
Tourism - Official site from the Auvergne Office de Tourisme. Joan of Arc's letter to Riom
Riom
- Translation by Allen Williamson of a letter dictated by Joan of Arc to the people of Riom
Riom
on November 9, 1429. The Musée de Veygoux is a museum in the Manoir de Veygoux dedicated to the French Revolution
French Revolution
and Desaix. The Riom
Riom
trials of 1942, from a Marxist perspective

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Communes of the Puy-de-Dôme
Puy-de-Dôme
department

Aigueperse Aix-la-Fayette Ambert Les Ancizes-Comps Antoingt Anzat-le-Luguet Apchat Arconsat Ardes Arlanc Ars-les-Favets Artonne Aubiat Aubière Aubusson-d'Auvergne Augerolles Augnat Aulhat-Flat Aulnat Aurières Authezat Auzat-la-Combelle Auzelles Avèze Ayat-sur-Sioule Aydat Baffie Bagnols Bansat Bas-et-Lezat Beaulieu Beaumont Beaumont-lès-Randan Beauregard-l'Évêque Beauregard-Vendon Bergonne Bertignat Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise Beurières Billom Biollet Blanzat Blot-l'Église Bongheat Bort-l'Étang Boudes La Bourboule Bourg-Lastic Bouzel Brassac-les-Mines Brenat Le Breuil-sur-Couze Briffons Le Broc Bromont-Lamothe Brousse Le Brugeron Bulhon Busséol Bussières Bussières-et-Pruns Buxières-sous-Montaigut Cébazat Ceilloux La Celle Celles-sur-Durolle La Cellette Le Cendre Ceyrat Ceyssat Chabreloche Chadeleuf Chalus Chamalières Chambaron-sur-Morge Chambon-sur-Dolore Chambon-sur-Lac Chaméane Champagnat-le-Jeune Champeix Champétières Champs Chanat-la-Mouteyre Chanonat Chapdes-Beaufort La Chapelle-Agnon La Chapelle-Marcousse La Chapelle-sur-Usson Chappes Chaptuzat Charbonnier-les-Mines Charbonnières-les-Varennes Charbonnières-les-Vieilles Charensat Charnat Chas Chassagne Chastreix Château-sur-Cher Châteaugay Châteauneuf-les-Bains Châteldon Châtel-Guyon La Chaulme Chaumont-le-Bourg Chauriat Chavaroux Le Cheix Chidrac Cisternes-la-Forêt Clémensat Clerlande Clermont-Ferrand Collanges Combrailles Combronde Compains Condat-en-Combraille Condat-lès-Montboissier Corent Coudes Courgoul Cournols Cournon-d'Auvergne Courpière Le Crest Creste Crevant-Laveine Cros La Crouzille Culhat Cunlhat Dallet Dauzat-sur-Vodable Davayat Domaize Doranges Dorat Dore-l'Église Durmignat Durtol Échandelys Effiat Égliseneuve-d'Entraigues Égliseneuve-des-Liards Égliseneuve-près-Billom Églisolles Ennezat Entraigues Enval Escoutoux Espinasse Espinchal Espirat Estandeuil Esteil Fayet-le-Château Fayet-Ronaye Fernoël La Forie Fournols Gelles Gerzat Giat Gignat Gimeaux Glaine-Montaigut La Godivelle La Goutelle Gouttières Grandeyrolles Grandrif Grandval Herment Heume-l'Église Isserteaux Issoire Job Jozerand Joze Jumeaux Labessette Lachaux Lamontgie Landogne Lapeyrouse Laps Laqueuille Larodde Lastic Lempdes Lempty Lezoux Limons Lisseuil Loubeyrat Ludesse Lussat Luzillat Madriat Malauzat Malintrat Manglieu Manzat Marat Marcillat Mareugheol Maringues Marsac-en-Livradois Marsat Les Martres-d'Artière Les Martres-de-Veyre Martres-sur-Morge Mauzun Mayres Mazaye Mazoires Medeyrolles Meilhaud Menat Ménétrol Messeix Mezel Mirefleurs Miremont Moissat Le Monestier La Monnerie-le-Montel Mons Montaigut Montaigut-le-Blanc Montcel Mont-Dore Montel-de-Gelat Montfermy Montmorin Montpensier Montpeyroux Moriat Moureuille Mozac Murat-le-Quaire Murol Nébouzat Néronde-sur-Dore Neschers Neuf-Église Neuville Noalhat Nohanent Nonette-Orsonnette Novacelles Olby Olliergues Olloix Olmet Orbeil Orcet Orcines Orcival Orléat Palladuc Pardines Parent Parentignat Paslières Pérignat-lès-Sarliève Pérignat-sur-Allier Perpezat Perrier Peschadoires Peslières Pessat-Villeneuve Picherande Pignols Pionsat Plauzat Pont-du-Château Pontaumur Pontgibaud Pouzol Les Pradeaux Prompsat Prondines Pulvérières Puy-Guillaume Puy-Saint-Gulmier Le Quartier Queuille Randan Ravel Reignat La Renaudie Rentières Riom Ris La Roche-Blanche Roche-Charles-la-Mayrand Roche-d'Agoux Rochefort-Montagne La Roche-Noire Romagnat Royat Saillant Saint-Agoulin Saint-Alyre-d'Arlanc Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine Saint-Amant-Tallende Saint-André-le-Coq Saint-Angel Saint-Anthème Saint-Avit Saint-Babel Saint-Beauzire Saint-Bonnet-le-Bourg Saint-Bonnet-le-Chastel Saint-Bonnet-lès-Allier Saint-Bonnet-près-Orcival Saint-Bonnet-près-Riom Saint-Cirgues-sur-Couze Saint-Clément-de-Régnat Saint-Clément-de-Valorgue Saint-Denis-Combarnazat Saint-Dier-d'Auvergne Saint-Diéry Saint-Donat Sainte-Agathe Sainte-Catherine Sainte-Christine Saint-Éloy-la-Glacière Saint-Éloy-les-Mines Saint-Étienne-des-Champs Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson Saint-Ferréol-des-Côtes Saint-Floret Saint-Flour Saint-Gal-sur-Sioule Saint-Genès-Champanelle Saint-Genès-Champespe Saint-Genès-du-Retz Saint-Genès-la-Tourette Saint-Georges-de-Mons Saint-Georges-sur-Allier Saint-Germain-Lembron Saint-Germain-l'Herm Saint-Germain-près-Herment Saint-Gervais-d'Auvergne Saint-Gervais-sous-Meymont Saint-Gervazy Saint-Hérent Saint-Hilaire Saint-Hilaire-la-Croix Saint-Hilaire-les-Monges Saint-Ignat Saint-Jacques-d'Ambur Saint-Jean-des-Ollières Saint-Jean-d'Heurs Saint-Jean-en-Val Saint-Jean-Saint-Gervais Saint-Julien-de-Coppel Saint-Julien-la-Geneste Saint-Julien-Puy-Lavèze Saint-Just Saint-Laure Saint-Maigner Saint-Martin-des-Olmes Saint-Martin-des-Plains Saint-Martin-d'Ollières Saint-Maurice Saint-Maurice-près-Pionsat Saint-Myon Saint-Nectaire Saint-Ours Saint-Pardoux Saint-Pierre-Colamine Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne Saint-Pierre-le-Chastel Saint-Pierre-Roche Saint-Priest-Bramefant Saint-Priest-des-Champs Saint-Quentin-sur-Sauxillanges Saint-Quintin-sur-Sioule Saint-Rémy-de-Blot Saint-Rémy-de-Chargnat Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle Saint-Romain Saint-Sandoux Saint-Saturnin Saint-Sauves-d'Auvergne Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne Saint-Sulpice Saint-Sylvestre-Pragoulin Saint-Victor-la-Rivière Saint-Victor-Montvianeix Saint-Vincent Saint-Yvoine Sallèdes Sardon Saulzet-le-Froid Sauret-Besserve Saurier Sauvagnat Sauvagnat-Sainte-Marthe Sauvessanges La Sauvetat Sauviat Sauxillanges Savennes Sayat Sermentizon Servant Seychalles Singles Solignat Sugères Surat Tallende Tauves Teilhède Teilhet Ternant-les-Eaux Thiers Thiolières Thuret Tortebesse La Tour-d'Auvergne Tours-sur-Meymont Tourzel-Ronzières Tralaigues Trémouille-Saint-Loup Trézioux Usson Valbeleix Valcivières Valz-sous-Châteauneuf Varennes-sur-Morge Varennes-sur-Usson Vassel Vensat Vergheas Vernet-la-Varenne Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite Verneugheol Vernines Verrières Vertaizon Vertolaye Veyre-Monton Vic-le-Comte Vichel Villeneuve Villeneuve-les-Cerfs Villosanges Vinzelles Virlet Viscomtat Vitrac Viverols Vodable Voingt Vollore-Montagne Vollore-Ville Volvic Youx Yronde-et-Buron Yssac-la-Tourette

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