The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Saint-Nazaire – Capital of shipbuilding

Saint-Nazaire (Fr. Saint-Nazaire) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, in traditional Brittany.

Historically the city is part of Brittany. Before the creation of the departments, Saint-Nazaire came under the Duchy of Brittany, then the Parliament of Brittany from 1532 (Union of Brittany with France). On the religious level, Saint-Nazaire has come under …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Cognac city and its distilleries

Cognac (Fr. Cognac) is a commune in southwestern France, a sub-prefecture of the Charente department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region). Its inhabitants are the Cognacais and the Cognacaises.

Cognac was a small village until the mid-tenth century. The oldest known mention of this city (under the name Comniacum) dates 1030. Cognac rapidly becomes a major centre of commercial activity …

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