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  2. Departments of France - Wikipedia

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    In 1860, France acquired the County of Nice and Savoy, which led to the creation of three new departments. Two were added from the new Savoyard territory, while the department of Alpes-Maritimes was created from Nice and a portion of the Var department. The 89 departments were given numbers based on the alphabetical order of their names.

  3. Google bombing - Wikipedia

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    The terms Google bombing and Googlewashing refer to the practice of causing a website to rank highly in web search engine results for irrelevant, ... In France, in ...

  4. Vence - Wikipedia

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    Ecclesiastical history. The first known Bishop of Vence is Severus, bishop in 439 and perhaps as early as 419.. Among others are: Veranus, son of St. Eucherius, Archbishop of Lyon and a monk of Lérins, bishop before 451 and at least until 465; St. Lambert, first a Benedictine monk (died 1154); Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (1505–11).

  5. Monaco Heliport - Wikipedia

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    Monaco Heliport (French: Héliport de Monaco, IATA: MCM, ICAO: LNMC), also known as Monte Carlo Heliport, is a heliport situated in the district of Fontvieille in the Principality of Monaco.

  6. Lyon-Part-Dieu station - Wikipedia

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    As the planners intended Part-Dieu to act as a second city center for Lyon, the large train station was built in conjunction with a shopping center (the largest in France), a major government office complex, and the tallest skyscraper in the region, nicknamed Le Crayon (The Pencil) due to its shape.

  7. Coverage of Google Street View - Wikipedia

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    On July 2, 2008, Google Street View was introduced in France and Italy, providing the first service outside the United States and the debut of Google's new 4th Generation Cameras. On this day, 19 camera icons were added, mostly showing small towns and areas along the Tour de France route and part of northwestern Italy.

  8. Brest, France - Wikipedia

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    Brest international airport, Brest Bretagne Airport, is mainly linked to Paris, London, Nice, Lyon, Dublin. The primary operator is Air France (via its subsidiary HOP! Brest international airport is the main airport of the region of Brittany in terms passager traffic with 45% of this traffic of the region, representing 919,404 passengers in ...

  9. Montpellier - Wikipedia

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    During the 19th century the city thrived on the wine culture that it was able to produce due to the abundance of sun throughout the year. The wine consumption in France allowed Montpellier's citizens to become very wealthy until in the 1890s the phylloxera induced fungal disease had spread amongst the vineyards and the people were no longer able to grow the grapes needed for wine.