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Vieux, Calvados

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Country  France
Department  Calvados
Canton  Évrecy
Area  5.5 km²
Region  Normandy
Arrondissement  Caen
Intercommunality  Évrecy-Orne-Odon
Local time  Monday 8:32 AM
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Weather  4°C, Wind SE at 8 km/h, 100% Humidity

Vieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Contents

Map of Vieux, France

History

The town contains numerous Roman era ruins, as Vieux was a Settlement called Araegenve, and appears on the Roman map, Tabula Peutingeriana.

During the Battle of Normandy in 1944, Vieux was designated as Hill 112 position, a strategic point for the Battle of Caen, the area of rue d'Esquay and the Bas de Vieux were badly affected by the allied bombardment of July 6, 1944. The portion of these streets, destroyed at this time are now dated for its name.

Sights

  • The archaeological museum of Vieux-la-Romaine (as Aregenua, Vieux was capital of the Viducasses tribe).
  • Roman villa of Bas de Vieux
  • References

    Vieux, Calvados Wikipedia


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