Velay

Velay

(vəlā`), region, E central France, in the Massif CentralMassif Central
[Fr.,=central highlands], great mountainous plateau, c.33,000 sq mi (85,470 sq km), S central France, covering almost a sixth of the surface of the country.
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 and partly in Haute-Loire dept. Partly volcanic in origin, the region has many high arid plateaus, some of startling beauty. Le Puy-en-Velay, the chief city and ancient capital (see Puy-en-Velay, LePuy-en-Velay, Le
, city (1990 pop. 23,434), capital of Haute-Loire dept., S central France. Le Puy-en-Velay is the center of an old lace industry, as well as traditional brewing and leather industries. It was an old capital of Velay and an episcopal see from the 6th cent.
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), is set in a fertile basin. Velay is noted for its lace. The region was held in turn by the counts of Toulouse and the English rulers of Aquitaine and was united with the French crown by Louis VIII in the 13th cent.
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Main features: creation of a containerized water turbidity treatment unit at the roumey-gazelle springs of the water and sanitation department (dea) of the puy en velay urban community (capev).
Major organization : COMMUNAUTE D AGL DU PUY EN VELAY
Contract notice: number of the consultation: 2019-sbd-0033 creation of a digital pavilion in the saint alexis chapel at puy en velay - lot 1 demolition
Address : 1, Place Monseigneur De Galard, Cs 20310 43009 Le Puy En Velay Cedex
Address : 5 Rue Hippolyte Malgue Za Taulhac 43000 Le Puy En Velay
Contract notice: consultation number: 2019-sbd-0028 acoustic work main hall at lafayette college at puy en velay
Territory of the community of communes of the marches du velay - rochebaron 43120 monistrol sur loire
Address : Numro National D~identification : 20007341900018 16 Place De La Libration 43003 Le Puy En Velay F
Contract notice: social territorial diagnosis of the community of municipalities marche du velay rochebaron
Contract notice: supply of one hundred televisions for the patios du velay, emile roux hospital center