Eure-et-Loir was part of the land of the Carnutes, a Celtic tribe whose capital was Autricum (Chartres). The legendary Forest of the Carnutes was the site where druids from all over Gaul came to meet annually. Chartres developed thanks to the rich lands of Beauce and to its religious vocation, owed to the Virgin’s Veil, which led to a cathedral being built in 1260. In 1594, King Heny IV was crowned in Chartres.
The Eure-et-Loir department was created in 1790 from former provinces Orleanais, Perche and bits of Ile de France.
Towns emerged in the 20thcentury thanks to the implantation of industry. But artists such as Proust, Soutine or Vlaminck also found their inspiration in Eure-et-Loir. After WWII, agriculture changed dramatically to become extensive and cover huge areas of land. With a population of 405,000, Eure-et-Loir is also boosted by its proximity with the Paris region.
Km 4.5 : Montharville
The Vrainville lordship was relatively important in the Middle-Ages. It ruled over Montharville and Flacey and depended for its justice from the County of Dunois in Chateaudun. The construction of the castle started around 1730 and was finished thirty years later probably by Jean Charlier. Sold in 1794 by the French Revolution, the castle finally went to the Count of Richemont, who added a floor. It is now a private property.
Portadores de maillots al final de la etapa 9
Diario de la etapa
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