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Thinking of Europe

What’s In A Lieu-Dit Name

A poem about places with names

Lieu-dit La Riolais, France — photo by author

A lieu-dit,
local history shared
through a named place. connecting today
and tomorrow, to our
yesterdays.

Of course we know, or can know, about all those places on the maps that are recognized entities. Especially from a governance point-of-view. But there are, everywhere in the world, also names for specific places that have a certain local historical meaning, but got lost in translation into bureaucracy-speak. In France, these places have the designation “Lieu-dit”.

This is a tritriplicata. Learn more about that poetic form in the FAQ:

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Arjan Tupan

I help small businesses to find their story and tell it through new services and stories. Dad, poet and dot connector. Creator of the Tritriplicata. POM Poet.