Vivarais

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Vivarais (Occitan: Vivarés, Latin: Vivariensis provincia[1]) is a traditional region in the south-east of France, covering the département of Ardèche, named after its capital Viviers on the river Rhône. In feudal times part of the Holy Roman Empire with its bishop as a count, it became in 1309 one of the Capetian territories as included in Languedoc province of the French realm, and continued to be a French province until 1789.

In 1999 a wine region, Côtes du Vivarais AOC, was established near Côtes du Rhône in several communes of the south of département Ardèche and a few in northern Gard.

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  1. ^ http://www.columbia.edu/acis/ets/Graesse/orblatv.html