Brive-la-Gaillarde in the Corrèze department

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Fontaine République on Place de la République © Le grand Cricri

Fontaine République on Place de la République © Le grand Cricri

Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. It is a sub-prefecture of the Corrèze department. It has around 50,000 inhabitants, while the population of the urban area was 89,260 as of 1999. Although it is by far the biggest commune in Corrèze, the capital is Tulle.

The commune was named “Brive” until 1919, when it was renamed “Brive-la-Gaillarde”. The word “Gaillarde” (still used in current French) probably stands for bravery or strength in the city’s name, but it can also refer to the city’s walls. Brive now extends outside of its original boundaries into Malemort and Ussac.

Municipal archives © Olivier2000 Moutarde Violette de Brive © Fonquebure Ecole nationale de musique et de danse © Éric Chassaing City Hall © Olivier2000 Rue Toulzac and Avenue de Paris © Babsy Fontaine République on Place de la République © Le grand Cricri
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Fontaine République on Place de la République © Le grand Cricri
Brive-la-Gaillarde was the first city of Occupied France to liberate itself by its own means, on 15 August 1944. For this, the city received the “Croix de guerre 1939-1945” military decoration.

The medieval centre is mainly a commercial district with retail shops and various cafés. It is also the location of the city hall, the main police station, and the Labenche Museum. One notable landmark outside the inner city is the Pont Cardinal, a bridge which used to be a crossing point for travelers from Paris to Toulouse.

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