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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

Gerardmer Town
Vosges (department), FR
Longwy, FR Town
Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR
Nancy, FR City
Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR
Neuf-Brisach, FR Town
Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park, FR Woodland Environ Bas-Rhin, FR Moselle (department), FR
Reims City
Marne (department), FR
Saint-Die-des-Vosges, FR Town
Vosges (department), FR
Selestat Town
Bas-Rhin, FR
Strasbourg City
Bas-Rhin, FR
Troyes City
Aube, FR
Verdun Town
Wissembourg Town
Bas-Rhin, FR


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1916/07/00 William Noble Wallace Military Tee Wallace serve as an ambulance driver for six months. His unit received 3 citations, including the French Croix-de-Guerre with palm and the Fourragere for Souville-Tavanne. Remains of Fort Souville are near Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
1918/09/21 John J Pershing American Commander American First Army begin using the town hall in Souilly, France, as headquarters. They will direct the Meuse-Argonne Offensive from here.
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.
1918/10/09 William Noble Wallace Died After mapping enemy positions on the front line, William Wallace heads to HQ on Blanc Mont Ridge northeast of Reims, in Champagne, in the early dawn and is killed by shell fire. He is buried between St Etienne and Somme-Py, Marne.

Eat and Drink »

Baba Cake 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.
Chaource Cheese
Langres Cheese
Madeleine de Commercy Cake Madeleine de Commercy is a small sponge cake from Commercy in the Lorraine region of France.
Munster Cheese Cheese

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Ardennes Massif
Vosges Mountains, FR Mountain Range

Data »

Particulars for Grand Est:
Locale type Region of France

Vicinage »

Aube, FR Department of France
Bas-Rhin, FR Department of France
Marne (department), FR Department of France
Meurthe-et-Moselle, FR Department of France
Meuse Department of France
Moselle (department), FR Department of France
Vosges (department), FR 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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