Grand Est

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

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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Verdun Citadel in Meuse – Lorraine – WWI

Citadel of Verdun, a major garrison town located near the German border, and the epicentre of the battle of 1916, one of the deadliest battles of WWI

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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

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 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 – 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

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