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Ain is divided into five arrondissements - those of Bourg and Trevoux in the west, and those of Gex, Nantua and Belley in the east; containing in all 36 cantons and 455 communes.
Bourg is the capital and Belley is the seat of a bishop. Jujurieux, in the arrondissement of Nantua, has the most important silk factory in the department, occupying over 1000 workpeople.
Of Bourg), a building in the Romanesque style of Burgundy, and that of Nantua (12th century), are of architectural interest.
10 In all likelihood it is a letter of commendation for bridge uniting it with Bourg-de-Pekge (pop. 4668) on the other side of the river.
Bourg, called Saint Edme; Morin de Gueriviere, Quelques souvenirs..
From about 1796 Ampere gave private lessons at Lyons in mathematics, chemistry and languages; and in 1801 he removed to Bourg, as professor of physics and chemistry, leaving his ailing wife and infant son at Lyons.
Of Bourg by the Paris-Lyon railway.
Du Bourg and others ventured warmly to defend the Protestants in the parlement of Paris in the very presence of the king and of the cardinal of Lorraine.
Persecution was revived by the Guises; Du Bourg, the brave defender of the Protestants, was burned as a heretic; yet Calvin could in the closing years of his life form a cheerful estimate that some three hundred thousand of his countrymen had been won over to his views.
The shores are rocky, there are no harbours, and the roadstead off Grand Bourg is difficult of access, owing to the surrounding reefs.
The largest town is Grand Bourg (pop. 6901) on the south-west coast.
A monument to Joubert at Bourg was razed by order of Louis XVIII., but another memorial was afterwards erected at Pont de Vaux.
Here rose the cathedral church, the bishop's palace, &c. Across the Flon was a Burgundian settlement, later known as the Bourg, while to the west was a third colony around the church of St Laurent.
But in 1368 the bishop was forced to recognize various liberties and customs that had been gradually won by the citizens, the Plaid General of that year showing that there was already some kind of municipal government, save for the cite, which was not united with the y ule inferieure or the other four quartiers (Bourg, St Laurent, La Palud and Le Pont) in 1481.
It was not till the first half of the r 5th century that the province, with Bourg as its capital, was founded as such.
8,859 Col de l'Infernet (La Grave to St Jean d'Arves), foot path 8,826 Col du Galibier (Lautaret Hospice to St Michel de Maurienne), carriage road 8,721 Breche de Valsenestre (Bourg d'Oisans to Valsenestre), foot 8,642 path..
Col d'Arsine (La Grave to Monestier), bridle path Col des Pres Nouveaux (Le Freney to St Jean d'Arves), bridle path 7,523 Col des Sept Laux (Allevard to Bourg d'Oisans), bridle path 7,166 Col du Lautaret (Briancon to Bourg d'Oisans), carriage road 6,808 Col de la Croix de Fer (Bourg d'Oisans to St Jean d'Arves), carriage road..
6,765 Col du Glandon (Bourg d'Oisans to La Chambre), carriage road Col de l'Alpe de Venosc (Venosc to Le Freney), bridle path Col d'Ornon (Bourg d'Oisans to La Mure), carriage road.
Col de la Sachette (Tignes to Bourg St Maurice), foot path Col du) Palet (Tignes to M06tiers Tarentaise or Bourg St Maurice), bridle path (W) 8,721 Col du Mont (Ste Foy to the Val Grisanche), bridle path (C) 8,681 Col de la Croix de Nivolet (Ceresole to the Val Savaranche), bridle path (E).
11,615 Col d'Argentiere (Chamonix to Orsieres), snow 11,536 8,954 Col du Sonadon (Bourg St Pierre to the Val de Bagnes), snow.
11,398 Col des Maisons Blanches (Bourg St Pierre to the Val de Bagnes), snow.
12,586 Col de Valsorey (Bourg St Pierre to Aosta), snow.
12, 474 Col de Crete Seche (Val de Bagnes to the Valpelline), snow 12,471 Col de Breuil (Bourg St Maurice to La Thuille), snow .
1527), son of a bailli of Bourg Saint-Andeol, became councillor at the parlement of Toulouse and afterwards at the Grand Council, chancellor of the kingdom of Naples, Maitre des Requetes, and, finally, first president of the Chambre des Comptes of Paris (1506).
EDGAR QUINET (1803-1875), French historian and man of letters, was born at Bourg-en-Bresse, in the department of the Ain, France, on the 17th of February 1803.
He was sent to school first at Bourg and then at Lyons.
On the French side of the divide is the village of Bourg Mont Genevre, and on the Italian side that of Clavieres, both inhabited all the year round, as the pass runs east and west, and is thus sheltered from the north wind.
Bourg-St Andeol, Thines, Maas and Cruas have interesting Romanesque churches.