Grand Est

Maison des Tanneurs in La Petite France

La Petite France – Strasbourg’s historic district

La Petite France, Strasbourg’s medieval tanners district, a prestigious tourist landmark renowned for its Alsatian architecture and a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site

Fountain on Place Stanislas

Place Stanislas in Nancy, the Golden Gates City

Place Stanislas, a prestigious square built by the Duke of Lorraine, boasts a wealth of Classical and Baroque architectural features that earned Nancy the name of Golden Gates City

Reims Cathedral

Reims, the City of the Kings and Saint-Rémi

Reims, the city where Saint-Rémi baptized King Clovis in the late 5th century AD, and where the French Kings were crowned for 10 centuries

Picturesque lane in Alsace

Alsace former administrative region

Alsace is part of the Grand Est in Eastern France, one of the 13 new regions created by the territorial reform that took effect in 2016

Moet-Chandon vineyard - Champagne-Ardenne region

Champagne-Ardenne former administrative region

Champagne-Ardenne is today part of the Grand Est, one of the 13 new regions created with the territorial reform that took effect on January 1, 2016

Lorraine - Place Stanislas in Nancy

Lorraine former administrative region

Lorraine is part of the region Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne-Ardenne or ALCA which was renamed Grand Est during the territorial reform that took effect in 2016

Maginot Monument in Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument – Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument, a memorial to the minister of War who fought at Verdun as a patrolman and had a fortifications line built along France’s eastern borders

Douaumont, Village Detruit - Douaumont before WWI

Douaumont – Destroyed village – Verdun WWI

Douaumont, a village entirely destroyed during the Battle of Verdun, never rebuilt, declared ‘Dead for France’ and kept in its war state as a Memorial

Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Village Detruit - French Poilu wooden statue

Fleury-devant-Douaumont – Destroyed village – Verdun WWI

Fleury-devant-Douaumont in the Meuse, a village that was completely destroyed during WWI, but was never rebuilt and kept in its war state as a memorial

Fort of Douaumont - Observatory

Fort of Douaumont – Battle of Verdun – WWI

The Fort of Douaumont was built 1885 and disarmed in 1915 as outdated, but remained a target for the Germans due to its central position on the Verdun front

Bayonet Trench in Douaumont near Verdun - Trench protected by the concrete memorial building

Bayonet Trench in Douaumont – Verdun WWI

Bayonet Trench near the Douaumont Ossuary, a Memorial to the French soldiers buried alive in their trench on June 12, 1916 during the Battle of Verdun

Abri 320 in Verdun

Abri 320 – Underground shelter Douaumont – WWI

Abri 320, built in 1891, located at the foot of the Douaumont Ossuary – National Cemetery and used as a command post and underground shelter during WWI

Maison des Tanneurs in La Petite France

La Petite France – Strasbourg’s historic district

La Petite France, Strasbourg’s medieval tanners district, a prestigious tourist landmark renowned for its Alsatian architecture and a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fountain on Place Stanislas

Place Stanislas in Nancy, the Golden Gates City

Place Stanislas, a prestigious square built by the Duke of Lorraine, boasts a wealth of Classical and Baroque architectural features that earned Nancy the name of Golden Gates City
Reims Cathedral

Reims, the City of the Kings and Saint-Rémi

Reims, the city where Saint-Rémi baptized King Clovis in the late 5th century AD, and where the French Kings were crowned for 10 centuries
Picturesque lane in Alsace

Alsace former administrative region

Alsace is part of the Grand Est in Eastern France, one of the 13 new regions created by the territorial reform that took effect in 2016

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