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Montmorillon

Montmorillon is a commune in the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in central-western France.The clay mineral montmorillonite was named after Montmorillon after its discovery there in 1847.Montmorillon is well known for its macarons, and has a museum dedicated to it. The Maison Rannou-Métivier is the oldest macaron bakery in Montmorillon, dating back to 1920. The traditional recipe for Montmorillon macarons remains unchanged for over 150 years.The widely popular Coopération pédagogique range of educational posters were produced in Montmorillon, in the 1950s by Éditions Rossignol.Sister Cities Wadern, Germany, since 1968 Medina del Campo, Spain, since 1994 Safané, Burkina Faso, since 1997 Gościno, Poland, since 2003 Putna, Romania, since 2013Notable peopleÉtienne de Vignolles, called La Hire (1390-1443), French military commander during the Hundred Years' WarPaul de Ladmirault (1808-1898) French general and senator,Joseph Carré (1870-1941), architectRégine Deforges (1935-2014), novelist Simon Pagenaud (1984-), Champion Indycar Driver
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