La Rochelle

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La Ro·chelle

 (lä′ rə-shĕl′, rô-)
A city of western France on the Bay of Biscay southwest of Tours. It was a Huguenot stronghold in the 1500s.
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La Rochelle

(French la rɔʃɛl)
(Placename) a port in W France, on the Bay of Biscay: a Huguenot stronghold until its submission through famine to Richelieu's forces after a long siege (1627–28). Pop: 80 014 (2006)
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La Ro•chelle

(ˌlɑ roʊˈʃɛl)
a seaport in W France. 77,494.
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"With his sixteen hundred francs -- you remember, the sixteen hundred francs he earned at the siege of La Rochelle by carrying a letter to Lord de Winter -- he has set up a little shop in the Rue des Lombards and is now a confectioner."
Here were the high stewards of Aquitaine, of Saintonge, of La Rochelle, of Quercy, of Limousin, of Agenois, of Poitou, and of Bigorre, with the banners and musters of their provinces.
"And I," said a second, "I, by chance, had an uncle who directed the works of the port of La Rochelle. When quite a child, I played about the boats, and I know how to handle an oar or a sail as well as the best Ponantais sailor." The latter did not lie much more than the first, for he had rowed on board his majesty's galleys six years, at Ciotat.
"I was saying that your greatness puts me in mind of two persons; one very illustrious, the late cardinal, the great Cardinal de la Rochelle, who wore boots like you."
What object, think you, have this expedition to Re and this league with the Protestants of La Rochelle which I am projecting?
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36 LA ROCHELLE 16 CLERMONT Auvergne clinched a record-equalling third European Challenge Cup final victory by beating La Rochelle at St James' Park.
STEVE Diamond was proud of his Sale Sharks side as they went down fighting at 'too powerful' La Rochelle in their Challenge Cup semi-final.
LA ROCHELLE were made to battle hard to defeat Premiership side Sale in a thrilling semi-final in France to reach their first European Challenge Cup final.
Since 2012, Kendari City has formed a partnership with La Rochelle in France, especially in tourism and urban environment.
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