There is an immense granary and a wool warehouse with capacity for 40,000 bales.
To the south-east stretches the fruitful plain of Beauce, "the granary of France," of which the town is the commercial centre.
South Beveland is sometimes called the "granary" and Walcheren the "garden" of Zeeland.
The Moors had made Alemtejo the granary of Portugal, but war had undone their work, and large tracts of land were now barren and depopulated.
The Perche in the southwest and the Thimerais in the north-west are districts of hills and valleys, woods, lakes and streams. The region of the east and south is a level and uniform expanse, consisting for the most part of the riverless but fertile plain of Beauce, sometimes called the "granary of France."