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Meyreuil

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Meyreuil is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France, about 11km from Aix en Provence.GeographyLocated 11km from Aix-en-Provence, the commune of Meyreuil is sheltered in the northeast by the mountain Montagne Sainte-Victoire, and the district of Canet is separated from the chief town by the river Arc.Meyreuil is composed of three principal districts:Meyreuil village includes the town hall, the church and the cemetery. Nestled on the hillside, the old village is very peaceful.The Plan of Meyreuil, where the majority of the trade, the post office or the media library are located, is the economic center of the commune.Canet, situated on RN7 (the road between Paris and Nice) has always been a transportation hub. Formerly the location of two stagecoach stops, Canet today includes many hotels and restaurants, as well as a technology park.HistoryThe name of Meyreuil comes from that of the Roman General Marius, who fought a battle against the Ambrones and the Teutons near Aix in 102 B.C.The village was successively called MIROIL (1098), MAIROL or MAIROIL in 1154, MEROLIO in 1259, MAREUIL to the 13th, 14th, 15th centuries, MAROLIUM and MEROLIUM in 1529, MERUEIL in 1634, MEIRUEILH in 1663, MEYRUEIL in 1766. The current name of MEYREUIL is at most 200 years old.
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