The state railways served a large portion of western France, their chief lines being from Nantes via La Rochelle to Bordeaux, and from Bordeauxvia Saintes, Niort and Saumur to Chartres.
LES SAINTES-MARIES, a coast village of south-eastern France in the department of BotIches-du-Rhone, 24 m.
Saintes-Maries is situated in the plain of the Camargue, 12 m.
The relics of the two Marks, who are said to have been buried at Saintes-Maries, are bestowed in the upper storey of the apse of the fortress-church, a remarkable building of the 12th century with crenelated and machicolated walls.
In 1881 he presented himself as a political candidate for Saintes, but was defeated.
In Aquitaine he gave his brother Charibert the administration of the counties of Toulouse, Cahors, Agen, Perigueux, and Saintes; but at Charibert's death in 632 Dagobert became sole ruler of the whole of the Frankish territories south of the Loire.
On the death of Charibert (567), he further obtained the civitates of Saintes, Angoulbme and Perigueux.