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Top 10 French cities that have a namesake


Top 10 French cities that have a namesake

1 – Orange (Australia and USA)

The city of Orange in California does not have an Antique Theater. Located about 52 km south-east of Los Angeles, Orange is twinned with several cities, including its namesake in France. Another Orange city is in Australia , in New South Wales, in the southeast of the country.

2 – Versailles (United States of America)

Especially do not imagine visiting the Palace of Versailles in the United States. But you can discover the 5 American cities bearing the name Versailles. You can go to Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri or Ohio .

3 – Calais (United States of America)

Another American city is a homonymous city of a French commune. Calais is located in Maine , near the border between Canada and the United States.

4 – Nantes (Canada)

To visit Nantes, you can cross the Atlantic. Located in the Province of Quebec , Nantes was renamed in 1957, because many French colonists came from the French city.

5 – Lourdes (Colombia)

In Colombia , you can visit the city of Lourdes . Located in the north-east of the country, it is more than 1,366 meters above sea level. You can visit the chapel Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

6 – Boulogne-sur-Mer (Argentina)

At 16 km north of Buenos Aires, you can take the direction of Boulogne-sur-Mer . General San Martín, hero of Argentine independence died in the French commune of Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is for this reason that the Argentine city was renamed as well.

7 – Lille (Belgium)

In Europe, homonymous cities can be found in French communes. Belgium has a few, including Lille in the Flemish region.

8 – Valencia (Spain)

Valencia , located in Spain, is surely the best known city of this classification. It is also the third most populous city in the country. It is also the home town of the famous paella.

9 – Lens (Switzerland)

You can discover the village of Lens in Switzerland . Located in the canton of Valais, this destination is overlooked by a statue of Christ the King.

10 – Cambrai, Australia

We finish this top 10 French cities that have a homonym by Cambrai . Located in Australia, it was renamed as a tribute to the Battle of Cambrai during the First World War. It is located in South Australia.

And you, do you know of other French cities with a homonym?

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