Aunis

What is Aunis known for?


quot taking

of the Gallo-Roman period, the Romans were especially keen to colonise the area between the coastline of Aunis and the ancient ''sylve d'Argenson'' ("Forest of Argenson"), taking lands latterly in Santone hands. The new colonists, somewhat turning their backs to the sea, set up their – large farms of some dozens of acres, predating the towns themselves – at Ardillières, Le Thou, Ballon (Ballon, Charente-Maritime), and Thairé. All these sites left


huge efforts

;This regional enclave was even more isolated by the marshes ( ) – Marais Poitevin, Marais de Rochefort – which were for much of history obstacles for overland travel Huge efforts were made to break this geographical isolation. Without doubt the most spectacular was the coming of the railway in 1857, running from La Rochelle and Rochefort (Rochefort, Charente-Maritime) to Paris. This line has been repeatedly modernised (made double track

language French Aunis has also developed its cultural and urban tourism with its two great historical towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort. The small towns of the interior are not without interest and have enhanced their heritage sites, like Surgères (Notre-Dame church, castle, renovated town centre) and Marans (port and river site), Tonnay-Charente (management of Charente quays). Aunis has made huge efforts to put in place green tourism and has developed, notably


important natural

;White Gold") salt are important natural resources of the Île de Ré Reclamation of sea salt from the marshes of Aunis brought the region its riches in the Middle Ages, but this has now completely disappeared from the coast of mainland Aunis. However, it still takes place on the Île de Ré and notably on the nearby Île d'Ars, and has lately achieved a certain notability for its small-volume craft production and minimal postprocessing. In the north-east of Aunis there is a huge forest


deep red

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dance songs

shared cultural ties with the others. The number of original immigrants was very small, and only about 100 surnames existed within the Acadian community. The West of France comprises the Pays de Nantes, the provinces of Vendée, Anjou and Maine, and the Poitou-Charentes region. Traditions of ballad-singing, dance-songs and fiddle-playing have survived, predominantly in Poitou and the Vendée. Jérôme Bujeaud


defensive site

centuries the Counts of Poitou hastened to fortify the Aunis coast. They built the four-tower fortress at Châtelaillon as their stronghold This defensive site gained repute for its fortress named "Lisleau". to deal with the Viking threat. But repeated Norman (Normans) incursions into the interior, reached by river and stream, caused great insecurity. So in the 9th century the Duke of Poitou built the fortified city of Surgères


interpretations

Alnensis , appeared in the last will and testament of Count Roger. , took a prudent view of the interpretation of its name: "The etymology of ''Aunis'', which is found in many different forms in Latin, has been the object of studies between which it is difficult

interpretations which deserve consideration: * the name should be linked to the forest, because the ). "Aunis was written ''pagus aliennensis'' or ''pagus alnisius''; in French said "pays des aulnes". Logically since the sea advanced further into the interior than it does today, this ''pagus aliniensis


made huge

language French Aunis has also developed its cultural and urban tourism with its two great historical towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort. The small towns of the interior are not without interest and have enhanced their heritage sites, like Surgères (Notre-Dame church, castle, renovated town centre) and Marans (port and river site), Tonnay-Charente (management of Charente quays). Aunis has made huge efforts to put in place green tourism and has developed, notably


singing dance

shared cultural ties with the others. The number of original immigrants was very small, and only about 100 surnames existed within the Acadian community. The West of France comprises the Pays de Nantes, the provinces of Vendée, Anjou and Maine, and the Poitou-Charentes region. Traditions of ballad-singing, dance-songs and fiddle-playing have survived, predominantly in Poitou and the Vendée. Jérôme Bujeaud


"LA DIABLESSE"

postal_code_type postal_code area_code blank_name_sec1 blank_info_sec1 website footnotes '''Aunis''' is a historical province of France (Provinces of France), situated in the north-west of the department of Charente-Maritime. Its historic capital is La Rochelle, which took over from Châtelaillon-Plage Castrum Allionis (Châtelaillon

separated La Rochelle from Saintonge to set up a provincial government, comprising the jurisdictions of Rochefort, Marennes and, for a time, Benon. It was thus that Aunis legally became a separate province.''" Aunis was the smallest province in France, in terms of area. Nowadays it is a part of the Charente-Maritime ''département (département in France)'' together with Saintonge. People from Aunis were

;The territorial boundaries of Aunis have changed a lot over time. Those described here omit enlargement eastwards; for practical reasons, the borders are "usually" confined to administrative limits of the cantons of Surgères (Canton of Surgères) and Tonnay-Charente (Canton of Tonnay-Charente) thumb left Chalk cliffs to the north and south of La Rochelle date from the Late Jurassic (File:La Rochelle 0001.jpg). Aunis is a chalk plain of the Jurassic period, characterised

Aunis

'''Aunis''' is a historical province of France (Provinces of France), situated in the north-west of the department of Charente-Maritime. Its historic capital is La Rochelle, which took over from Castrum Allionis (Châtelaillon) (Châtelaillon-Plage) the historic capital which gives its name to the province.

It was a fief of the Duchy of Aquitaine. It extended to Marais Poitevin in the north, Basse Saintonge (and Niortais) in the east, and Rochefortais in the south. Aunis had an influence approximately 20–25 km into the Isle of Ré (Île de Ré) (''l'Île de Ré'').

The province was officially recognised during the reign of Charles V of France (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) in 1374: "''In 1374, Charles V separated La Rochelle from Saintonge to set up a provincial government, comprising the jurisdictions of Rochefort, Marennes and, for a time, Benon. It was thus that Aunis legally became a separate province.''"

Aunis was the smallest province in France, in terms of area. Nowadays it is a part of the Charente-Maritime ''département (département in France)'' together with Saintonge.

People from Aunis were called ''Aunisien'' (masculine) or ''Aunisienne'' (feminine). The English term is ''Aunisian''.

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