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Grand Est

  • Former Administrative Regions: Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine

  • Type: Region of France
  • Region of France Capital: Strasbourg

Grand Est, an administrative region in northern France, shares a border with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland and includes ten departments: Ardennes, Aube, Bas-Rhin, Marne, Haute-Marne, Haut-Rhin, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle and Vosges. - AsNotedIn

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Grand Est
Gerardmer Town
Nancy City
Reims City
Selestat Town
Strasbourg City
Troyes City
Verdun Town Meuse
Wissembourg Town


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1917/00/00 Joseph Medill Patterson Military After the US enters WW I, J M Patterson joins the Rainbow Division of the 149th Field Artillery. Rising from private to Captain he served at the 2nd Battle of the Marne, the struggle around St Mihiel, the Argonne fighting and in the defense of Champagne.
1918/10/08 Alvin Cullum York US Corporal Cpl Alvin York and 16 other men under the command of Sgts Harry Parsons and Bernard Early attack the Decauville railroad near Chatel-Chehery in the Meuse-Argonne. After a brief firefight and 9 American dead, 123 Germans surrender.

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Baba Bakery Goods Rhum baba dates from the 18th century and when King Stanislaus of Poland was exiled in Lorraine, France.
Boudin blanc de Rethel Meat Sausage Boudin blanc de Rethel is a sausage traditionally produced in the Rethel district of the French region of Ardennes.
Madeleine de Commercy Cake Madeleine de Commercy is a small sponge cake from Commercy in the Lorraine region of France.

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Ardennes Massif

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Particulars for Grand Est:
Locale type Region of France

Vicinage »

Meuse Department of France

Creative Works »

Napoleon Film Abel Gance Napoleon is set at the Brienne-le-Chateau, northeast of Troyes, France
The Big Parade Film King Vidor "The Big Parade" is set in the village of Champillon in the Marne.

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