- A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic folks, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Close by, Edward the Black Prince defeated and grabbed John II of France on September 19, 1356. Populace: 89,000.
- A city in France, capital associated with the Vienne department as well as the Poitou-Charentes region.
- the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French