Comminges

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A valley in Comminges.
The former county of Comminges ~ as seen on a modern map.

The Comminges is a natural region in southern France, near the Pyrenees. It contains the upper valley of the Garonne, one of France's four great rivers.[1] It is one of the oldest inhabited places in France. Before the French Revolution it was a county of the historical region of Gascony.[1] It was named for the ancient tribe the Convenae.[2] They were a Celtic tribe living in and around Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges by at least the 1st century BC.[3]

The valley of the Comminges

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls, Cadogan Guides Gascony & the Pyrenees (London: Cadogan Guides, 2007), p. 280
  2. Martin Calder, A Summer in Gascony: Discovering the Other South of France (London; Boston: Nicholas Brealey, 2008), p. 89
  3. Carl Waldman; Catherine Mason, Encyclopedia of European Peoples (New York: Facts On File, 2006), p. 177