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Bessin

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The Bessin is an area in Normandy, France, corresponding to the territory of the Bajocasse tribe of Celts who also gave their name to the city of Bayeux, central town of the Bessin.

History

The territory was annexed by the Duchy of Normandy in 928.

The Bessin corresponds to the former diocese of Bayeux which was incorporated into the Calvados département following the French Revolution.

Ecology

Part of the Bessin is now administered as a national park for its importance as marshland.

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