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The city and An arrondissement is an administrative division in some francophone countries: France Paris Main article: Arrondissements of Paris The city of Paris, in France is divided into 20 arrondissements. ...arrondissement of Chambéry in Savoie is a French département. ...Savoie, France _ Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...France, is the historical capital of This article is about the historical region of Savoy. ...Savoy, was independent, then formed part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, in 1839: Mainland Piedmont, with Savoia upper left (pink) and Nizza (Nice) lower left (brown) both now French, and Sardinia in the inset The Kingdom of Sardinia is a former kingdom in Italy. ...Kingdom of Sardinia until 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...1860.


Chambéry is home to the 13th Battalion of the Chasseurs alpins wear a special wide beret. ...Chasseurs Alpins.


The city was founded at crossroads of ancient routes among Burgundy, Switzerland and Italy, and is still a major railroad hub, at the center of the Lyon_Turin rail link in the hands of the Franco_Italian "Lyon Turin Ferroviaire." It lies at the heart of a municipal agglomeration of more than 100,000 inhabitants, in a valley between the Bauges and the Chartreuse is the name of a brand of liqueur; see Chartreuse (liqueur). ...Chartreuse, extending towards the vineyard slopes of the Combe de Savoie to the south and almost to the shores of the Lake of Bourget— the largest natural lake in France— to the north.


The history of Chambéry is closely linked to the The House of Savoy was a dynasty of nobles who traditionally had their domain in Savoy (a small region between Piedmont, Italy, and France). ...House of Savoy, the Savoy capital from 1295 to 1563. When Duke Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (July 8, 1528, Chambéry _ August 30, 1580, Turin) was Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580. ...Emmanuel Philibert moved their main seat to Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, _##.#######)1. ...Turin in 1563, Chambéry declined. When Savoy was returned to the House of Savoy in 1815, a need for some urban revitalization was met by the establishment in 1820 of the Société Académique de Savoie devoted to material and ethical progress, now housed in an apartment of the ducal Chateau.


Chateau de Chambéry

The Count of Savoy settled in this already fortified place in 1285 and extended it in the early 14th century to serve as residence, as seat of power and administration and as stronghold for the House of Savoy. As a serious fortification genuinely capable of resisting a siege, it was quickly obsolete, part of Duke Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (July 8, 1528, Chambéry _ August 30, 1580, Turin) was Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580. ...Emmanuel Philibert's decision, face with constant French hostility, to remove his seat to Turin. The chateau remained purely an administrative center, until Christine of France, Duchess of Savoy, returned to hold court in 1640. In 1786 Victor Amadeus III (Vittorio Amedeo III in Italian b. ...Victor Amadeus III added a Royal Wing. Under Napoleon, the Aile du Midi ("South Wing") was rebuilt and redecorated to house the imperial prefecture of Mont_Blanc, housed here. Elaborate rearrangements were made after Savoy was joined to France in 1860.


Archbishop of Chambéry

Chambéry is also an In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ...archdiocese that does not precisely conform to the modern An arrondissement is an administrative division in some francophone countries: France Paris Main article: Arrondissements of Paris The city of Paris, in France is divided into 20 arrondissements. ...arrondissement. It comprises some communes in the arrondissement of Annecy ( Haute_Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ...Haute_Savoie), and in the arrondissement of Albertville (Savoie).


Amadeus IX, duke of Savoy and his Duchess Yolande of France built a ducal chapel for their prized The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae (remains) and there are many pre_Christian instances of some bone or other part of the corpse, or some intimately associated object, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial. ...relic, the Santo Sudario, the The first photo of the Shroud of Turin, taken in 1898, had the surprising feature that the image on the negative was clearer than the positive image. ...Holy Shroud (now in Turin). In 1467 Pope Paul II, né Pietro Barbo (February 23, 1418 _ March 22, 1471), was pope from 1464 to 1471. ...Pope Paul II erected a chapter directly subject to the Holy See. In 1515 Leo X would have made the deanery an archbishopric and published a bull to that effect, but The title of Francis I can refer to: Francis I of Austria (1768_1835) Francis I, King of France 1515_47 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745_1765) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...Francis I, King of France objected; it was only in 1775 that this deanery was separated from the Diocese of View of Grenoble, 2002, with the snowy peaks of the Dauphiné Alps Location within France Grenoble ( Occitan: Grasanòbol) is a city and commune in south_east France, situated at the foot of the Alps, at the confluence of the Drac into the Isère River. ...Grenoble by Pius VI, born as Giovanni Angelo Braschi, (December 27, 1717 _ August 29, 1799), pope from 1775 to 1799, was born at Cesena. ...Pius VI, who, in 1779, created it a bishopric with the see at Chambéry, a fourth bishop for Savoia. After the The period of the French Revolution in the history of France covers the years between 1789 and 1799, in which democrats and republicans overthrew the absolute monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church was forced to undergo radical restructuring. ...Revolution, with Chambéry returned to the Kingdom of Sardinia, it became the seat of an archbishop (1817).


The Cistercian Abbey of Hautecombe, founded in 1135, is one of the burial places of the House of Savoy. At Notre_Dame de Myans (established before the 12th century), St St. ...Francis de Sales officiated. Francis I of France went to Notre_Dame de l'Aumone at Romilly (13th century) as a pilgrim. The Sisters of St Joseph, an order founded at Chambéry in 1812 and devoted to teaching and charitable work, are now widespread.


External links

  • Catholic Encyclopedia (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03566c.htm): Chambéry
  • Chateau de Chambéry (http://www.savoie_culture.com/lechateaudechambery/index.htm)
  • Visiting Chambéry (English) (http://france_for_visitors.com/alps/chambery.html)

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