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Loire

[ lwar ]

noun

  1. a river in France, flowing NW and W into the Atlantic: the longest river in France. 625 miles (1,005 km) long.
  2. a department in central France. 1,853 sq. mi. (4,800 sq. km). : St.-Étienne.


Loire

/ lwar /

noun

  1. a department of E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: St Étienne. Pop: 726 613 (2003 est). Area: 4799 sq km (1872 sq miles)
  2. a river in France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing north and west in a wide curve to the Bay of Biscay: the longest river in France. Its valley is famous for its wines and châteaux. Length: 1020 km (634 miles) Ancient nameLiger


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Top it off with an affordable, top-quality bubbly from the Loire.

They rode as far as Tours on the Loire until stopped by the French cavalry of Charles Martel.

Nevers is a revelation for us both, a wonderful town nestled on the Loire and bursting with cathedrals, chateaux and history.

From his window he looked down upon the Loire and the meadows of the beautiful valley stretching from Amboise to Tours.

Mauves, which was our first stage, is most romantically situated on a hill, which forms one of the banks of the Loire.

They were generally situated in orchards, and fronted the Loire.

Mademoiselle Sillery informed me, that these kind of inscriptions were characteristic of the banks of the Loire.

Along the banks of the Loire, France has meadows, the verdure of which will not sink in comparison with those of England.

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