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Salers

SALERS, a village of central France, in the department of Cantal, 30 m. N. of Aurillac by road. Pop. (1906), 659. Salers dates from the gth or 10th century and its lords were already powerful in the 11th century. It is finely situated on a plateau overlooking the valley of the Maronne. It is a quaint old town with a church of the 13th and 1sth centuries, remains of its ancient ramparts and many houses of the isth and 16th centuries. Salers has given its name to a celebrated breed of red cattle raised in the district.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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