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The city that I will present is called Saumur. It is located in Maine et Loire in the region of Pays de la Loire. Saumur ago 28,113 inhabitants in 2007 to a density of 424 inhabitants / km ² and an area of ​​66.35 km2. The inhabitants of Saumur are called the Saumurois and the Saumuroise. The City of Saumur consists of five municipalities involved: Saumur city, Bagneux, Dampierre-sur-Loire, Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent and Saint-Lambert-des-Levées.
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__History of Saumur __
Middle age
The castle of Saumur is built around 960 by Thibaut le tricheur.The city was taken in 1203 by Philippe-Auguste, who incorporated the royal domain. St. Louis in 1241 to give a party so fabulous that we called the "Non pareille".
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time modern
During the Second World War, as part of the campaign in France in 1940, German troops reach the outskirts of the city.The 786 cadets from the Reserve Cavalry School are trying to prevent the passage of the bridge to the first division of German cavalry. Without armor and air support, they will resist an enemy for 36 hours superiorly armed. On June 20, the order of retirement will be given by General Pichon. The resistance of the officers and students were impressed General Feldt, commanding the German division, which is why he released the French prisoners in early July which enabled them to join the free zone.Saumur has been significantly damaged by bombs in 1940, only the castle and old town remained intact.
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military life
military life begins in the 16th century commissioned by Philippe Duplessis-Mornay from 1589 to 1621, and appears as one of the political capital of French Protestantism.Two brigades and the staff of a regiment of riflemen are installed in 1763. Squires of the famous arena will be completed in 1767. The school will turn the name of Training School of mounted troops in 1814, Royal School of Cavalry in 1825, and finally, after 1945, School of implementation of the armored cavalry.
On June 20, 1828 took place on the Place du Chardonnet, the first "Carousel," in honor of the Duchess of Berry. Since 1831, these "roundabouts" are held every year.
His instructors give riding public high school times under the name Black Frame. City of the horse becomes Saumur, in 1972, the headquarters of the ecole national d'équitation (E.N.E).
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Culture
The French hard rock band Trust may not occur at Saumur in the early 1980s. In reply, the second album contains a song called Saumur, particularly severe for the town.

Personalities linked to Saumur
Coco chanel , fashion designer
Francois Pecheux, a journalist.

twinning
Verden (Germany)
This is the first city to have twinned with Saumur June 19, 1967. This twinning is part of the history of Franco-German relations with the intention of bringing together people and create friendships. Verden is a town in northern Germany (Lower Saxony), situated on the go, the capital of the district, with 28,000 inhabitants. Germany is the capital of the horse
Warwick (United Kingdom)
Town in southern England on the River Avon, is twinned with Saumur since March 19, 1976. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, with about 18,000 inhabitants.
Havelberg (Germany)
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Havelberg special relationship with Verden, city of the former East Germany combined with Saumur. It was only natural that a pact of friendship with Havelberg (7500 inhabitants) was signed September 21, 1991.
Asheville (United States)
Asheville is linked to Saumur by a pact of friendship since March 21, 1996. Asheville is a residential town of 70,000 inhabitants, situated in a hilly area with a castle built by the Vanderbilt family. The associative relationships enable ongoing discussions between Saumur and Asheville.
Ruşeţu (Romania)
The city of Saumur, is sponsoring the City of Rusetu (5000 inhabitants), located 130 km from Bucharest, Romania, from July 3, 1989. Saumur has initiated actions of cooperation and solidarity to the people of this city.

Alexis Marchand

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SAUMUR
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The city that I will present is called Saumur. It is located in Maine et Loire in the region of Pays de la Loire. Saumur ago 28,113 inhabitants in 2007 to a density of 424 inhabitants / km ² and an area of ​​66.35 km2. The inhabitants of Saumur are called the Saumurois and the Saumuroise. The City of Saumur consists of five municipalities involved: Saumur city, Bagneux, Dampierre-sur-Loire, Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent and Saint-Lambert-des-Levées.

The Saumur region almost 1 200 km of underground tunnels and cave as well as 14 000 cavities which half are abandoned. Many galleries are used by companies Anjou Saumur sparkling wine and mushroom producing the famous "Paris mushrooms"

__History of Saumur __
Middle Age

The castle of Saumur was built around 960 by Thibaut le tricheur.The city was taken in 1203 by Philippe-Auguste, who incorporated it into the royal domain. St. Louis, in 1241, gave a party so fabulous that we called it the "Non pareille" (French for "without equal").

Present Day

During the Second World War, as part of the campaign in France in 1940, German troops reached the outskirts of the city.The 786 cadets from the Reserve Cavalry School were trying to prevent the passage of the bridge to the first division of German cavalry. Without armor and air support, they resisted the enemy for 36 hours superiorly armed. On June 20, the order of retirement was given by General Pichon. The resistance of the officers and students impressed General Feldt, commanding the German division, which is why he released the French prisoners in early July which enabled them to join the free zone. Saumur was significantly damaged by bombs in 1940, only the castle and old town remained intact.

military life

Military life began in the 16th century commissioned by Philippe Duplessis-Mornay from 1589 to 1621, and appears as one of the political capital of French Protestantism. Two brigades and the staff of a regiment of riflemen were installed in 1763. Squires of the famous arena were completed in 1767. The school changed the name of Training School of mounted troops in 1814, Royal School of Cavalry in 1825, and finally, after 1945, School of implementation of the Armored Cavalry.
On June 20, 1828 on the Place du Chardonnet, there was the first "Carousel," in honor of the Duchess of Berry. Since 1831, these "roundabouts" are held every year.
His instructors give riding public high school times under the name Black Frame. In 1972 Saumur became the City of the Horse headquarters of the ecole national d'équitation (E.N.E).

Culture

The French hard rock band Trust did not occur in Saumur until the early 1980s. In reply, the second album contains a song called Saumur, particularly severe for the town.

Personalities linked to Saumur are
Coco chanel , a fashion designer and
Francois Pecheux, a journalist.

Sister Cities

Verden (Germany)

This is the first city to have twinned with Saumur June 19, 1967. This twinning is part of the history of Franco-German relations with the intention of bringing together people and create friendships. Verden is a town in northern Germany (Lower Saxony), situated on the capital of the district, with 28,000 inhabitants. Germany is the capital of the horse (I do not understand this sentence.)

Warwick (United Kingdom)

Town in southern England on the River Avon, has been twinned with Saumur since March 19, 1976. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, with about 18,000 inhabitants.

Havelberg (Germany)

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Havelberg special relationship with Verden, city of the former East Germany combined with Saumur. It was only natural that a pact of friendship with Havelberg (7500 inhabitants) was signed September 21, 1991.

Asheville (United States)

Asheville is linked to Saumur by a pact of friendship since March 21, 1996. Asheville is a residential town of 70,000 inhabitants, situated in a hilly area with a mansion built by the Vanderbilt family. The associative relationships enable ongoing discussions between Saumur and Asheville.

Ruşeţu (Romania)
The city of Saumur is sponsoring the City of Rusetu (5000 inhabitants), located 130 km from Bucharest, Romania since July 3, 1989. Saumur has initiated actions of cooperation and solidarity to the people of this city.

Alexis Marchand