Areas gained and returned by Louis XIV in Aix, 1668
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle or Aachen ended the war of Devolution between France and Spain. It was signed on 2 May 1668 in Aachen ( French: ). Spain acceded on 7 May 1669. Aix-la-Chapelle
The treaty was mediated and guaranteed by the
Triple Alliance of England, the Dutch Republic and Sweden at the first Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle. France was forced to abandon its war against the Spanish Netherlands.
Spain had the cities of
Cambrai (Kamerijk), Aire (Ariën aan de Leie) and Saint-Omer (Sint-Omaars) restored to it by Louis XIV. Louis XIV also had to return the province of  Franche-Comté. Louis XIV was however allowed to keep  Armentières (Armentiers), Bergues (Sint-Winoksbergen), Charleroi, Courtrai (Kortrijk), Douai (Dowaai), Furnes (Veurne), Lille (Rijsel), Oudenarde (Oudenaarde, Audenarde), and Tournai (Doornik). 
The treaty left to France all her conquests in
Flanders in 1667. This was a vague provision which, after the Peace of Nijmegen (1679), Louis XIV took advantage of to occupy a number of villages and towns he adjudged to be dependencies of the cities and territories acquired in 1668.
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^ a b c Phillipson (1916), p. 222.
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