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Metz

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185,579,35

Nancy

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189,639,54

Verdun-sur-Meuse

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79,249,4

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

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13,41,0

Bitche

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13,34,2

Pont-à-Mousson

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19,36,3

Thionville

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5,14,11

Domrémy-la-Pucelle

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8,38,0

Gravelotte

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5,19,0

Saint-Mihiel

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7,32,0

Void

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0,3,0

Sierck-les-Bains

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21,45,0

Veckring

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3,4,0

Toul

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4,22,2

Damvillers

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1,3,0

Contrexéville

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3,4,15

Bar-le-Duc

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7,47,1

Ancemont

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1,4,1

Allondrelle-la-Malmaison

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0,4,0

Montmédy

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5,19,0

Mauvages

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0,1,0

Marville

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4,10,0

Les Éparges

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6,20,0

Forbach

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0,0,6

Fermont

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1,1,0

Suisse

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Diane-Capelle

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0,4,0

Crusnes

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1,1,0

Liverdun

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0,3,0

Ligny-en-Barrois

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1,6,0

Franconville

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0,0,1

Xonrupt-Longemer

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1,5,2

Vauquois

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5,19,0

Saint-Rémy

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0,0,1

Remiremont

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14,50,1

Metz

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  • The Main Station in Metz

    Metz Transportation

    This large and somewhat pompous train station was built between 1905 and 1908 by a German architect named Kroeger during the period of German annexation. It was intended to symbolize the wealth and power of the German Empire, but also to be a functional building especially for the use of the German military. The neighborhood around the station is...

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  • Alerion Hotel Metz

    Metz Hotels

    I was originally going to stay on the outskirts of Metz since we were using it as a base to see...

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  • Buses

    Metz Transportation

    Metz does not have any streetcars or subways (that’s trams or underground lines to you), so for public transport they have to rely on buses.The bus system is quite logical after you get the hang of it. The most useful lines for tourists are the two minibus lines that go by somewhat different routes from the main station to the Prefecture, which is...

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Nancy

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  • Painters

    Nancy Local Customs

    We know that Nancy is a landmark in arts, but we were not expecting to see painters around, as seen in Paris. It happened in the garden called "La Pepiniere". A very old man (more than one hundred years) approached us, identifying himself as Claude Oscar Monet (never heard!), and asking permission to paint us. We had no much time, and posing under...

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  • Best Western Hotel Crystal

    Nancy Hotels

    I've been there last November and it is a charming little place to stay. They have parking...

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  • Stanislas "Garden"

    Nancy Local Customs

    Stanislas statue stands alone in the center of a large and empty square. Beautiful!Sometimes, people decide to embellish the square, and an artificial garden is displayed around the statue. Still beautiful! But... come closer! Look at the garden! What do you see? Grass, flowers and... glass! Lots of elements in glass, mixed with the natural flowers...

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Verdun-sur-Meuse

  • MONTFAUCON MONUMENT

    Verdun-sur-Meuse Off The Beaten Path

    In the forests and countryside about 15 km northwest of Verdun is the village of Montfaucon - Mountain of Falcons. High on the hill lies the old ruined village - the newer town rebuilt below and to the west. Towering 200 feet above the ruins is a tall Doric column topped with a replica of the Statue of Liberty. The monument commemorates the victory...

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  • Le Privilege

    Verdun-sur-Meuse Hotels

    "Marie-Elise Et Claude Pech, Haudainville", Verdun, 55100, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • MONTFAUCON RUINS

    Verdun-sur-Meuse Off The Beaten Path

    The ruined village of Montfaucon dates back to the 6th century and there have been many battles in the area through the millenia. The town suffered repeated pillage in the Hundred Years War and was destroyed twice in the 16th and 17th centuries. Medieval ruins can be visited to the left of the monument column. Montfaucon is far from the only...

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Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

  • STATE MEMORIALS

    Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Things to Do

    Many of the American divisions derived from National Guard units which hailed from one State or maybe a couple of adjoining States. Memory becomes a ritual of those particular States involved with their divisions. Around Varennes-en-Argonne there are two examples. First, there is the large monument memorializing the actions of the 28th Division,...

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  • AMERICAN MEUSE-ARGONNE CEMETERY –...

    Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Things to Do

    Unlike the other Allied powers, Americans were inclined to bring their war dead home with 40% of the dead being buried here in France or Belgium. French, German and Commonwealth soldiers were buried to a large degree near where they fell in action. Here, at Romagne, firmly off the beaten path in what was the biggest offensive ever launched by the...

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  • GERMAN CEMETERY ROMAGNE

    Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Things to Do

    There are 1,412 burials set amongst the tall fir trees here on the west side of Romagne – the American cemetery is on the east side of town. One guidebook infers that with one-tenth of the number of burials of the American cemetery, the Germans must have been doing something right – even if they were forced to retreat all the way to Belgium. The...

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Bitche

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  • MICHELSBERG

    Bitche Things to Do

    From Hackenberg, the Line goes southwest an the next fort you can visit is the fort at Michelsberg. To tour the fort you need to know the precise times and dates however. Knowing neither, I simply got to visit the entrance – which seemed to be the case for several of the forts in this section. The fort had five combat blocks – two infantry blocks...

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  • Le Relais des Chateaux Forts

    Bitche Hotels

    6 Quai Edouard Branly, Bitche, 57230, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • LA FERTE

    Bitche Things to Do

    The Petit Ouverage La Ferte was built as one of the nouveaux fronts that made up the Malmedy Bridgehead – a collection of infantry blocks, two petit ouverages and two small gros ouverages that were added late to the Maginot Line to defend the frontier facing the southern end of the Ardennes when Belgium revoked its military alliance with France,...

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Pont-à-Mousson

  • The much loved kebab.

    Pont-à-Mousson Restaurants

    Kebab is a much-loved snack in many parts of the world, and Pont-à-Mousson in France is no exception. We arrived around diner time at the beautiful Place Duroc. We just finished an 800 kilometer drive from the south of France and were in need of some fine and fast food. We had a walk around the amazing square and ended up at Snack Duroc. I guess...

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  • Comfort Inn Restaurant le Bistro de...

    Pont-à-Mousson Hotels

    210 Allee De L Espace, 54700 Pont-a-mousson

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Eglise Saint-Martin - The burial of...

    Pont-à-Mousson Things to Do

    The Eglise Saint-Martin (Church Saint-Martin) is a monument in the commune of Point-à-Mousson. It is a great attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region. We knew that the Eglise Saint-Martin had one particular place we wanted to go. Right here it is where there is a magnificent sculpture of the burial of Christ surrounded by 12 other people...

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Thionville

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  • Église paroissiale Saint-Maximin

    Thionville Things to Do

    This church was built at the X century, but it was later destroyed and its present form is from the year 1755-59.Maximin d'Aix was the (legendary) first bishop of Aix-en-Provence in the 1st century.

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  • Hotel des Oliviers

    Thionville Hotels

    1 rue du Four Banal, Thionville, 57100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Bike tour

    Thionville Things to Do

    In summer, you can rent bikes (but also a tandem:-)) in two places, next to the train station and along the river, close to the little 'chalet' type bar there.The tourist office organizes bike tours, but you can also buy a map there at a small price. You can bike around town, but also to Schengen in Luxembourg. From here you can also continue much...

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Domrémy-la-Pucelle

  • Good idea to stop there

    Domrémy-la-Pucelle Restaurants

    After all these religious souvenirs you certainly may want to recover with a drink, or even a lunch; at least, I did so, and in the village of Domremy is a small restaurant named “La table de Jehanne” (Jeanne’s table). The restaurant room is small but cosy modern, the food not exceptional, but good, and the owners were quite welcoming and cheery!I...

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  • La Meuse and the countryside

    Domrémy-la-Pucelle Things to Do

    Visiting the birthplace of Jeanne may not be the only purpose to visit Lorraine; I show here a few pictures of the countryside at end of spring; the low hills the valleys, the Meuse River are quite picturesque and represent what physical geography books of my childhood told when I was at primary school! The Meuse is here a small river (picture 2),...

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  • Build chapels where we can pray for the...

    Domrémy-la-Pucelle Things to Do

    The inside of the basilica is something I would call a display of nationalist militarism “holyfied” by the Roman Catholic church, as this statue exemplifies (picture 1), where on the pedestal, the title of the tip is written (. . . dead for the homeland).This chapel is not exactly an architectural marvel and the décor inside has not a real style to...

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Gravelotte

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  • GRAVELOTTE REGIMENTAL MONUMENTS

    Gravelotte Things to Do

    Scattered about - usually in pairs for some reason - are monuments to different German regiments who lost men here on the battlefield of Gravelotte-St Privat. To find them, you use your Michelin map and look for the monument symbols scattered about the countryside between Gravelotte and St Privat. With the development of the new museum in...

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  • VON BREDOW’S ‘DEATH RIDE’

    Gravelotte Things to Do

    General von Alvensleben’s IIIrd Corps was grossly outnumbered on 16 August 1870. Most of his troops had been used up by the early afternoon. Fearing a French cavalry attack on his left flank north of Rezonville, he ordered the 12th Cavalry Brigade under General von Bredow to launch a pre-emptive strike. Using terrain and gun smoke to mask his...

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  • MARS-LA-TOUR/VIONVILLE

    Gravelotte Things to Do

    With the scale of some of the victories of the war of 1870, one might surmise that the Prussian army was far superior to that of the French. However, the Prussians always seemed to leave their share of dead on the battlefields. They did have the advantage of usually having more men to bring to bear and their commanders were, for the most part, more...

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Saint-Mihiel

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  • AMERICAN ST MIHIEL CEMETERY - THIAUCOURT

    Saint-Mihiel Things to Do

    Here is the final resting place for some 4,153 Americans, many who died in the reduction of the St Mihiel Salient. The Salient had been held since 1914 by the Germans. Many of the dead here died postwar from the raging Spanish influenza epidemic. Looking at the duty assignments of many of the dead, hospital trains might not have been the place to...

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  • MONT SEC AMERICAN MEMORIAL

    Saint-Mihiel Things to Do

    This hill had been a German observation point as much of the terrain of the St Mihiel Salient can be seen from here. The circular colonnade design - 1930 - is said to be evocative of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. but it really reminds me of the Tomb of Warren Harding in Marion, Ohio. In place of a Presidential grave, a bronze relief map...

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  • HATTONCHATEL

    Saint-Mihiel Off The Beaten Path

    Looking north from the American Memorial on Mt Sec east of St Mihiel, I spied a little village that magically sat atop a point of the Meuse Heights jutting out above the Woevre Plain. Others have seen the magic in the scene before me. The Duke of Lorraine used to be a constant visitor to the chateau in earlier times. World War I damaged the town...

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Sierck-les-Bains

  • Sierck-les-Bains Fortress

    Sierck-les-Bains Things to Do

    The fortress has four main towers, all facing the Mosel River. The main entrance is also along the river, with a small, hidden entrance to the rear of the structure near the town. Most of the buildings in the fortress were removed by the French, but an officers' quarters, gun powder storage room, and a latrine remain. Look for the dungeon as...

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  • Sierck-les-Bains Fortress

    Sierck-les-Bains Things to Do

    In the 11th Century, the Fortress at Sierck-les-Bains was built by the Germans to defend the approach routes from France along the Mosel River into the heart of Germany. The fortress was eventually turned over to France, but not until 500 years after it was built, around 1661.From the top of the castle, you have a great view of the village of...

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  • Some more drawings on the...

    Sierck-les-Bains Favorites

    Some more drawings on the Kreuder House.In 1581, after a huge fire, the cloth manufacturer Kreuder reconstructed his house under this arch and made on the excisting front above the date, a medaillon with in it scales surrounded by the 3 crosses of Lorraine and 2 bars to emphasize the dependency to the duke of Lorraine and the bar.The entrance port,...

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Veckring

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  • Ouvrage Hackenberg

    Veckring Things to Do

    I gave my history buff husband one full day of our trip to visit sites in conjunction with WWI or WWII, in the morning we visited Verdun and in the afternoon we headed to Veckring to do the tour of the Ouvrage Hackenberg, the largest fortress of the Maginot Line.There is only one tour per day although they did break us into two groups, one for...

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  • Visit the Hackenberg

    Veckring Things to Do

    The Hackenberg is the biggest fort of the Maginot Line.This fort is well worth visiting even if you are not a specialist of military history.Open : April to October every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm. ( 2 hours visit )

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  • Hackenberg Major Fortress

    Veckring Things to Do

    The most powerful fort of the Maginot line!A must see if you're interested in WW II history.Opened :april - october : every saturday, sunday and holiday between 2 pm and 4.30 pmPlease do dress warm, it can be quiet cold.

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Toul

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  • The Church of St. Gengoult

    Toul Things to Do

    Two blocks away from the cathedral is the church of St.Gengoult which has a fine tower and is 15C Gothic and has a very fine cloister from the 16C in Renaissance style.

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  • Hotel De L'Europe

    Toul Hotels

    373 Avenue Victor Hugo, Toul, 54200, fr

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Visit the Cloister on the South Side

    Toul Things to Do

    The cloister is set along the south side of the cathedral. It was built in the 13 and 14C before the west facade and it is one of the largest in France. The side along the south wall is incompletely built. Each of the other sides have triple decoration laterally in each bays and the cloister center is surrounded by colonnades and triple round...

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Damvillers

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    by Beausoleil Written Feb 18, 2013

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    We stayed at the Hotel-Restaurant La Croix Blanche in Damvillers and must admit we weren't terribly pleased with the hotel. The restaurant was a completely different story. Not only is it inexpensive, the food is just amazing. We were surprised and delighted and while we would never stay there again, we would happily return to the restaurant.

    Do make reservations since everyone who stays at the hotel will eat there. There is no place else in town to eat.

    Favorite Dish: Here's my journal entry for the dinner: Excellent dinner. For 19 euros we had a three course extravaganza. Started with a combination plate of charcuterie and crudité. This was followed by beef in a very nice wine and shallot sauce accompanied by potatoes Dauphinoise made with an excellent Gruyere cheese. Yum. We both chose the mirabelle tarte for dessert and it was accompanied by a sorbet drenched in a mirabelle liqueur . . . move over limoncello. This was great. Coffee was included so I drank it thinking I was so tired I’d sleep well anyway. I did!

    If you are in the area, this is a great place to eat and the folks who run it are just wonderful. They do not, however, speak much English if that is necessary for you.

    Hotel-Restaurant La Croix Blanche
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