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Dreux, a French town on the river Blaise in the department of Eure and Loir, is situated beneath a hill 25 miles N. of Chartres. On the top of the hill is a castle of the ancient Counts of Dreux, and among the ruins is a beautiful chapel, designed by Lefranc, built in 1816, and now containing the bodies of Louis Philippe and other Orleans princes who died in exile. The town hall of 1513, and the church of St. Pierre - of several periods - are good specimens of Gothic architecture.

Dyeing, ironware, leather, and hats, are the chief objects of industry. The Prince de Conde was captured here in 1562.