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Luberon National Park

Luberon National Park

The city remained part of scattered Nassau holdings until it was repeatedly captured by the forces of Louis XIV during his wars of the late 17th century. However, the title remained with the Dutch princes of Orange. The city was occupied by France in , , , and before it was finally ceded to France in under the Treaty of Utrecht.

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Human Skull- shaped Rock National Park

See also: Principality of Orange Roman Orange was founded in 35 BC by veterans of the second legion [3] as Arausio after the local Celtic water godor Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio in full, “the Julian colony of Arausio established by the soldiers of the second legion. A previous Celtic settlement with that name existed in the same place, and a major battle, which is generally known as the Battle of Arausiohad been fought in BC between two Roman armies and the Cimbri and Teutones tribes.

Arausio covered an area of some 70 ha acres and was well-endowed with civic monuments; in addition to the theatre and Luberon National Park, it had a monumental temple complex and a forum. Orange in the Table Peutinger Roman cadaster of Orange It was the capital of a wide area of northern Provencewhich was parcelled up into lots for the Roman colonists. The town prospered, but was sacked by the Visigoths in It Luberon National Park, by then, become largely Christianized, and from the end of the third century constituted the Ancient Diocese of Orange.

No longer a residential bishopricArausio, as it is called in Latin, is today listed by the Roman Catholic Church as a titular see. The Second Council of Orange was of importance in condemning what later came to be called Semipelagianism. The sovereign Carolingian counts of Orange had their origin in the eighth century, and passed into the family of the lords of Baux.

From the 12th century, Orange was raised to a minor principality, the Principality of Orangeas a fief of the Holy Roman Empire. Artist’s impression of 17th century city and its citadel, by G. When William the Silentcount of Nassauwith estates in the Netherlands, inherited the title Prince of Orange inthe principality was incorporated into the holdings of what became the House of Orange-Nassau. This pitched it into the Protestant side in the Wars of Religionduring which the town was badly damaged.

Inthe Eighty Years’ War Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt with William as stadtholder leading the bid for independence from Spain. William the Silent was assassinated in Delft in His son, Maurice of Nassau Prince of Orange after his elder brother died inwith the help of Johan van Oldenbarneveltsolidified the independence of the Dutch republic.

The city remained part of scattered Nassau holdings until it was repeatedly captured by the forces of Louis XIV during his wars of the late 17th century.

The city was occupied by France in,and before it was finally ceded to France in under the Treaty of Utrecht. However, the title remained with the Dutch princes of Orange. Population[ edit ] With 28, residents as ofLuberon National Park city of Orange is the second-largest commune of Vaucluse by population after Avignon and just before Carpentras.

Channel Islands National Park Boat

The city remained part of scattered Nassau holdings until it was repeatedly captured by the forces of Louis XIV during his wars of the late 17th century. The island of Corsica, situated to the south of continental France and right above the island of Sardinia Italy may also be included. It had, by then, become largely Christianized, and from the end of the third century constituted the Ancient Diocese of Orange.