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Portieux

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Country  France
Department  Vosges
Canton  Charmes
Area  7.9 km²
Local time  Friday 4:33 PM
Region  Grand Est
Arrondissement  Épinal
Intercommunality  CA Épinal
Population  1,411 (1999)
Portieux
Weather  11°C, Wind NE at 23 km/h, 73% Humidity

Portieux is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

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Map of 88330 Portieux, France

Inhabitants are called Portessiens.

Geography

The traditional village of Portieux sits on the right bank of the Moselle 4 kilometres (2 mi) upstream from Charmes and across the river from Vincey. About 4 kilometres (2 mi) inland, to the east, is a substantial glass works.

History

Formerly known by its Latin name, Portus Coelorum, the little town grew up around a priory founded in 1107 by Gérard of Vaudémont, which relocated to Nancy in 1616.

The town got a second chance at the start of the eighteenth century courtesy of the Dukes of Lorraine. In 1705 Duke Leopold rewarded his faithful, courageous and devoted steward by granting him the right to establish a glass works on the edge of the forest at Portieux. François Magnien amply justified his patron's generosity: the enterprise quickly grew and acquired fame across Europe. It continues to flourish.

References

Portieux Wikipedia


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