|13, -16.8473, 21.4843|
|• Official name||Ville de Valoris|
|• Maire en second||Jacques Repaire|
|• Municipality||250 km2|
|• Estimate (2015)||2,054,000|
|Postal Code||01001 to 01018|
Valoris is the capital and most populous municpality in Broceliande, with an administrative-limits area of 326 square kilometres (91 sqmi) and an official population of 2,154,000 (2015). The municipality is the heart of the 893-square-kilometre (345-square-mile) Valoris-Capitale province (colloquially known as the 'Grand Valoris'), whose 2016 population of 4,150,000 represented roughly 30 percent of the population of Broceliande. The city is known for its cuisine and gastronomy, and historical and architectural landmarks.
The city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub served by the Maillot international airport. Opened in 1911, the city's subway system, the Valoris Métro, is one of the busiest metro system in Tarephia. Valoris's Gare du Midi is the busiest train station in Broceliande and one of the busiest railway stations in southern Tarephia. Valoris is one of Tarephia's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
The Valoris-Capitale province includes 23 other municipalities (Auderville Bacquenois, Bellevarde, Borreaux, Braye, Buirette, Grande-Arche, Lambermont, La Garenne, La Ville-Dieu, Les Douets, Les Frégauds, Maillot, Miossaens, Mottaret, Petite-Arche, Plainerouge, Rochetaillée, Rohan, Saint-Josselin, Synthe, Valarcaud, Vaulx).
The Prince residence and all the national institutions are located in Valoris.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Administration
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Cityscapes
- 7 Economy
- 8 Infrastructures
- 9 Education
- 10 Sports
The name Valoris directly origins from the the name of the Valor family.
Valoris was fouded around 1250 by franquese settlers led by Hubert de Valor. Thanks to its strategical position in the Eurotas valley, Valoris grew and quickly became the centre point of the franquese settlements in south Tarephia.
Valoris was officially chozen as the national capital by the Valor family in 1374.
The municipalities of Valoris and La-Ville-Dieu were created in 1919 in remplacement of the Territoire de Valoris and La Ville-Dieu.
Valoris is located in central Broceliande. The municipality covers an about 250 km2.
Valoris is located on the meanders of the river Eurotas.
For all of its long history, Valoris was governed directly by representatives of the Prince of Broceliande. The city was not granted municipal autonomy until 1919. Today, the mayor remains the Prince but the municipal authority is ruled by the Maire en second, elected by the city council. The current Maire en second is Jacques Repaire, elected in october 2016.
Valoris is divided in 18 Cantons.
|Canton||Postcode||Canton Hall||Population||Area (km²)||on the map|
|1er||01001||petite rue Saint-Paul|||
|2ème||01002||rue de Bacquenois||9.2 Km²|||
|4ème||01004||Grande rue d'en Haut||12.32 Km²|||
|5ème||01005||place Arneaux||4.72 Km²|||
|6ème||01006||rue Olofson||2.98 Km²|||
|7ème||01007||cours des Tourelles||6.35 m²|||
|9ème||01009||place Tondat||9.81 Km²|||
|10ème||01010||avenue de Larochette||18.36 Km²|||
|12ème||01012||cours Carnot||10.16 Km²|||
|14ème||01014||places des Aures||8.03 Km²|||
|15ème||01015||place Ferrus||10.75 Km²|||
The Valoris-Capitale Province, including the city of Valoris and 23 other municipalities, is governed by the Provincial Council, which has its seat on boulevard de Poinclou.
The Valoris Province as it exists now, was created in 1919. Before the capital area was directly managed by the state government and known as Territoires de Valoris et La Ville-Dieu. The other municipalities (and parts of the today municipality of Valoris) were included in the Arvergne and Normanie Provinces.
Valoris is the seat of Broceliande's national government. The Prince and the Consule have their own official residences, which also serve as their offices. The Prince resides at the Palais, while Consule's seat is at the Hôtel de Laclos. Government ministries are located in various parts of the city; many are located en haut, near the Palais.
The Senate, meets in the Palais Simplon located close to the Consule's residence.
Broceliande's highest courts are located in Valoris.
Embassies of foreign countries are always located in Valoris.
|Palais (Prince's Residence)||01004||rue Coreau|
|Hôtel de Laclos (Consul's Residence)||01004||rue de Laclos|
|Ministère de l'Intérieur (Hôtel d'Illion)||01004||avenue Bayle|
|Ministère de l’économie, des Finances et du Budget||01008||boulevard de Rohan|
|Ministère des Affaires Étrangères (hôtel Dorsay)||01004||avenue Colombey|
|Ministère de la Justice||01007||place Brantôme|
|Ministère de la Défense||01014||cours Martignac|
|Ministère de l’Équipement||01006||cours de Tassia|
|Ministère de l’Industrie||01006||avenue de Ségur|
|Ministère de la Santé||01004||rue Paillon|
|Ministère des Affaires Sociales||01004||boulevard VanBüren|
|Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale||01004||place Hautefeuille|
|Ministère de l’Agriculture||01006||avenue de Ségur|
|Ministère de la Culture||01007||rue des Bons Enfants|
|Ministère des Sports||01004||cours Eurotas|
|Haut Commissariat à l'Environnement||01006||rue Huon|
|Haut Commissariat à la Recherche et au Développement||01006||avenue des Installations|
|Banque Centrale de Brocéliande||01007||place de Bonneuil|
|État Major des Armées||01007||place d'Armes|
|Archives Nationales||01010||place de la Mémoire|
The official population of the city of Valoris was 2,154,000 in 2015, in decline. The population today is lower than its historical peak of 2.4 million in 1938.
According to the 2014 national census, 31% of the city population and 18% of the other Municipalities of the Valoris Province population were born outside of Broceliande.
Contrary to many other of the world's capitals, Valoris has never been destroyed by catastrophe or war. In modernising its infrastructure through the centuries, The city has preserved even its earliest history in its street map.
Valoris has on the one hand very dense neighborhoods (up to 45,000 hab / Km² in some parts the 1st, 4th and 5th cantons) and on the other hand very loose areas.
The three historical districts of the city are called En haut, En bas and En face according to their respetive positions.
En haut is be the oldest part of the city where the location of the first settlements of Valoris can be found. This location was chosen because it was easy to defend. With peace, it turned out that it was not that convenient to develop a metropolis, and the city center moved en bas. Today this area remains the heart of the Broceliande power: le Palais (Prince’s residence) is there as well as the Consul residence and many ministries, administrations and embassies.
En bas had been the historical city center since the 15th to 18th century. It includes the the city hall and the cathedral as well as many shopping areas. There are many bars and restaurants around place Mottaret which can be considered as one of the night life hub of the city. The whole area is now protected.
En face is the new 18th century city. As en haut and en bas became too small to host the city activities, the authorities decided to create a new center on the left bank of the river. The new district was planned to be convenient: straight and larger streets, gardens and other amenities. The heart of this new town is Le Palais en ville and its gardens which were conceived as a new Prince’s residence. Today this area linked with the Midi area is the commercial center of the metropolis (department stores…).
Inner city districts
Valoris has notable examples of architecture of every period from the 15th to the 21st centuries.
Valoris is the second most expensive city in Broceliande with real estate prices varying from E6000 to E18000/m.
Valoris and its province count several major parks and many smaller public gardens. The most significant green spaces are :
- Esplanade et parc de Champ Doré
- Cours Louise
- Jardin du Simplon and parc de Beaumesnil
- Jartdin Dohé
- Jardin Chambalières
- Domaine de l'Orangerie and Parc Corelli
- Pelouse des Plessis, used for out door concerts
- Jardin Botanique, including the Valoris zoo
- Pars Nord
- Pelouse du Souvenir
- Parc de Lambermont, located in the municipality of Lambermont
- Parc des Etangs, partly located in the municipality of Auderville
Valoris has a diversified economy. The city is home to the headquarters of many large companies and tourism is an important part of the Valoris economy.
All the state owned companies have their headquarters in Valoris.
|Chemins de Fer du Prince||Railways||10 rue de la Gare 01008|
|ElectraBro||Electricty (production and distribution)||2 rue Paul Bergeron 01007|
|Brocéliande télécom||Phone and Internet services||8 rue Baratto 01007|
|Poste et Colis et Courriers (PCC)||13 rue Neuve de Troie 01007|
|TPV||Public transport in the Valoris province||chaussée de Buirette 01014|
Main article: Transport in Valoris
Valoris is a major rail, highway, and air transport hub.
As the central hub of the national rail network, Valoris counts 5 major railway stations (Gare du Midi, Gare d'Occident, Gare Saint-Jean, Gare de l'Est and gare du Nord) and 2 minor ones (Gares de Castine et des Boulainvilliers). They are connected to three networks: the GVB serving the high speed line towards the south, the normal speed intercity trains, and the suburban rails (Valrail).
The Métro de Valoris is a public transit system serving the city of Valoris and several other municipalities of the province. It opened in 1912 and counts 11 lines.
Primary and secondary education
The city of Valoris provides primary and secondary schools for every children until 18yo. In addition to the public structures, the city counts several private xchools.
Valoris-Capitale is the Province with the highest proportion of highly educated people in Broceliande. Around 50 percent of Valoris inhabitants held a full-University-level diploma or higher while 10 percent have no diploma.
The University of Valoris was founded in the 15th century. It is broken up into several campuses. Most of them today are in central-south Valoris where the old university was located, while others are scattered around the city and its suburbs. Today, Université de Valoris provides diploma in almost every field of knowledge.
The Valoris region hosts an important concentration of the prestigious grandes écoles – specialised centres of higher-education outside the public university structure. The most famous and selective of them is Ecole Polytechnique de Valoris EPV a public engineering institution.
List of the Université de Valoris campuses:
|Rectorat||place Poussin 01009||Seat of the university administration and board|
|Poussin||rue Paradheim 01009|
|Hernu||boulevard de Castine 01009|
|Aume||place de Roantra 01009|
|Montalembert||rue Eglantine 01007||Law|
|Letermann||cours de Tassia 01006|
|Eurotas||avenue de Largonathe 01008|
Other public institutions outsitde of the Université de Valoris are:
|Ecole Polytechnique||place Poulard 01008||Engineering and sciences|
|Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature||rue Emile de Lazzo 01007||Law|
|Ecole Supérieure de Sciences Politiques||rue Boscolo 01007||Political sciences|
|Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire||cours Vitton 01015||Veterinary school|
|Valoris School of Business||cours Eurotas 01004||Business and finance|
|Ecole Nationale des arts hôteliers||rue Remakers 01010||Tourism|
|Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts||rue d'Ambroisie 01001||Arts, Design and Architecture|
|Ecole Supérieure de Langues Etrangères||rue Cachan 01005||Languages|
|Ecole Valoricienne de la Mode||rue du Conseil de Ville 01001||Fashion|
|Ecole Nationale de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles||rue Anne Réoul 01007||Physics and chemistry|
Valoris's most popular sport clubs are the Valoris Olympic football club and the rugby union Stade des Valors. The city hosts numerous sports facilities including football and rugby stadiums, swimming pools, tennis courts, horsing facilities...
The most popular football team is the Valoris Olympic (VA). The 65,000-seat Grand Starde des Princes, built in 1999, is located in the North of Valoris. It is mainly used for football. It hosts the Broceliande national football team for friendlies and major tournaments qualifiers and hosts several important matches of the Valoris Olympic team.
Valoris rugby club is the Stade des Valors, usually called Les Valors. Most of the national rugby team matches are held in the centre national du Rugby Stadium, located in Rochetaillée, in the South of the Valoris Province.
Tennis is another popular sport in Valoris and throughout Broceliande; the Tournoi du Tennis Club, held every year in may on the red clay of the Valoris Tennis Club, is one of the main events of the world professional tennis tour.