Aubusson, Creuse

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Aubusson

Coordinates: 45°57′25″N 2°10′06″E / 45.957°N 2.16833°E / 45.957; 2.16833


Aubusson (in Occitan Lo Buçon or Le Buçon, Le Beçon) is a commune in the Creuse department of the Limousin region in central France.

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Geography

Aubusson is situated in the southern part of the département, at the confluence of the Creuse River and the Beauze. The route national N141 goes through the town.

History

Aubusson has existed at least since the Gallo-Roman period.[1]. The Camp des Châtres, within the town’s boundaries, for a long time considered a Roman fort, actually dates back a little further, to the Iron Age.

The town was known as Albuciensis in 936 and under the name Albuconis in 1070. The name possibly originates from a name of a man, Albucius [2] Other scholars claim the name is from a Celtic word meaning craggy. In the Middle Ages the town was ruled by viscounts. The vicecomital family also produced a troubadour named Joan d'Aubusson.

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