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2014-05-28 12:35:35

GENEVA, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 88 RUE DU RHONE is delighted to announce its collaboration with Akstrom for distribution in the United States and Canada. Founded in 2012 by Pierre & Elie Bernheim -- the grandsons of iconic watchmaker Raymond Weil -- 88 RUE DU RHONE offers accessible luxury with quality, modern Swiss-made timepieces that appeal to a new generation of luxury consumers. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140523/90959 Nearly two years after its...

2014-04-21 16:21:09

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experiencing the "Isle of flowers," with its magnificent Fort-de-France Bay, lush tropical rain forest and majestic Mont-Pelée volcano, will be made easier this summer thanks to American Airlines. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76834 Starting June 11 through August 13, 2014, American Airlines will launch an additional weekly non-stop connection from Miami to Martinique, featuring a departure and return on Wednesdays....

2014-03-06 16:26:18

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhone Valley Wines is launching an exciting campaign in the United States which reaches out to the media, trade and consumers - engaging all three categories with innovative events and outreach. The media and social media programs will be organized by Teuwen Communications, the event program by Sopexa and the trade program by Euroconsultants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/NY78485LOGO -- Media Program: The media campaign for Rhone...

2014-02-26 16:26:05

Hollywood Stars Mike Myers, Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, John Turturro, Andy Garcia and Emilio & Gloria Estefan to Attend NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 88 RUE DU RHONE, the Swiss-watch company founded by the grandsons of legendary watchmaker Raymond Weil, has been selected as the official watch partner for Miami International Film Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College. Taking place on March 7 - 16, 88 RUE DU RHONE is thrilled to be a part of the...

2013-02-11 23:05:00

Jean Moss, owner of Olde Ipswich Tours, has been running small group tours throughout Europe for eighteen years. Well acquainted with the finest destinations in Europe, and recently returned from a tour of Corsica, Moss explains 8 reasons why Corsica has quickly become one of her new favorite spots. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 Travelers seem always to be on the lookout for the perfect destination–or, perhaps, simply for the next wonderful place to visit. Having spent four...

Latest Geography of France Reference Libraries

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

Camargue Horse
2014-04-03 11:57:55

The Camargue horse is a breed of horse that is located in the Camargue region of France. This ancient breed is native to the area and is thought to be one of the oldest in the world. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is thought to be a descendant of the Solutré horse. Both Celtic and Roman invaders appreciated this breed when they came to the area and it is thought that the Spanish Jaca Navarra horse was developed by crossbreeding a Celtic pony with this breed.  Because of this, the...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).