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Pays de Caux ?

Pays de Caux

The Pays de Caux is a natural region of Normandy belonging to the Paris Basin (in the broad sense of the term). Its territory occupies the entire western part of the Seine-Maritime department.

The name of the country of Caux comes from a Celtic tribe, the Caletes, who populated the territory since the Iron Age. It was conquered militarily in 56 BC. AD by the legions of Julius Caesar before being integrated into Gaul Lyonnaise by the emperor Augustus.

The country of Caux is an economically dynamic region due to a very established and diversified petrochemical industry, competitive intensive agriculture and the large Le Havre port complex. The proximity of Paris, a strong identity, the presence of numerous castles and manors, of a particular rural architecture (clos-hovels, dovecotes) make the region a touristically attractive destination. The inhabitants of the country of Caux are called Cauchois; Cauchois is also an important variant of the Norman language. The main towns are Le Havre, Fécamp, and Saint-Valery-en-Caux on the coast, Bolbec, Lillebonne and Yvetot inland. (Wikipedia)
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