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Bressuire (Municipality, Deux-Sèvres, France)

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[Flag of Bressuire]by Arnaud Leroy

Source: Pascal Vagnat


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Presentation of the city

Bressuire is a city of c. 20,000 inhabitants, sous-préfecture of the departement of Deux-Sèvres. Bressuire is the capital city of the Bocage Vendéen, a rich agricultural region.

During the Wars of Vendée (1793-1795), Bressuire, ruled by Marquis de Lescure, was one of the headquarters of the Catholic and Royal Army (Armée Catholique et Royale), which fought against the Republican troops. On 14 March 1794, the city was trashed by the 'infernal columns' led by General Grignon.

Ivan Sache, 7 February 2002


Description of the flag

This flag of Bressuire is white with a black double-headed eagle placed in the middle of the flag.

Ivan Sache, 7 February 2002

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