Bouère

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Location
47°51'50"N
000°28'37"W
Country
 France
Categories
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Description

Bouère is a commune in the Mayenne department in northwestern France.

Geography

Situated 35 km (22 mi) from Laval, 54 km (34 mi) from Angers, and 70 km (43 mi) from Le Mans in the southeast of today's Mayenne department, Bouère historically lay within the territories of Angevin Mayenne, which formed part of Anjou. Local quarries supplied a proportion of the marble used in the construction of the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris.

Administration

List of successive mayors

Population

Sights

Romanesque church (11th/12th century restored in the 19th century) Communal cemetery (registered with the additional inventory of the historic buildings) Votive vault 1871 Castle of Bois-Jourdan 16th/17th century and dependences Castle of the Vézousière 18th century Castle of Rochers 19th century Castle of the Sevaudière 19th century Castle of Daviers 19th century

Personalities

Urbain Grandier
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