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WW1 military cemetery in Champenoux

31 Mai 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine

After our walk in the arboretum of Amance, we stopped at the necropolis of Champenoux. This WW1 French military cemetery was created in 1919. 2862 French soldiers are buried there, most of them killed during the battle of Grand Couronné in August and...

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Arboretum in Amance in 2015

26 Mai 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine

As last year the arboretum of Amance opened its gates to celebrate the Fête de la Nature last week end. We discovered activities we saw in 2014 like recognizing trees. The path through the trees was the same (I think), European trees first then American...

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Basilique du Bois-Chenu near Domremy

22 Mai 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Vosges

After a visit to the house of Joan of Arc in Domremy, it is common to go to the basilica which is about one mile away. It was built from 1881 to 1926 near the place where Joan of Arc was tending sheep when she heard the voices of Sainte Catherine, Sainte...

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The house of Joan of Arc in Domremy

19 Mai 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Vosges

Domremy is a village situated in the Vosges département and the Meuse River goes through it. I have been there several times and each time it was quiet and peaceful. Even last Sunday, and in spite of a spring fair, I kept the idea it is a calm village....

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Guard stone in Vic-sur-Seille

15 Mai 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine

A guard stone is "a projecting stone located at the corner of walls to prevent damage from vehicle wheels" (source : Wikipedia). In French it is called a chasse-roues, a wheel chaser. I have seen guard stones during many years without knowing why they...

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