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ABBAYE DE SEPTFONTAINES

ABBAYE DE SEPTFONTAINES

ANDELOT BLANCHEVILLE

Built in the 12th century

BASILICA CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

The church dedicated to St. John the Baptist was raised to collegiate status in 1474 and became a minor basilica in 1948. It is of average size - 55 metres long, 25 metres wide and 18 metres tall. It is a superb piece of architecture and it keeps alive the "history' of the town.…

THE VIADUCT OF CHAUMONT

The foundation stone of this bridge was laid on 21st November 1855. One year later, the first locomotive steamed across the viaduct, which was officially opened on 18th April 1857. An engineer by the name of Decomble designed the bridge, which has a volume of 60,000 cu. metres.…

JESUIT CHAPEL

JESUIT CHAPEL

CHAUMONT

Built thanks to donations from families in Chaumont between 1629 and 1640, the chapel is impressive for its size. It is an indication of the influence of the Jesuit College set up in 1617. Its style is typical of Jesuit architecture at that time and it is admirable for the…

COUNTS OF CHAMPAGNE'S KEEP

It stands on a spur of rock overlooking the Suize Valley more than 45 metres below and is the only trace of the castle of the Counts of Champagne built in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is a square tower some 20 metres tall and, over the centuries, it has retained its mediaeval…

CHATEAU OF CIREY SUR BLAISE

CHATEAU OF CIREY SUR BLAISE

CIREY SUR BLAISE

In 1734, the philosopher Voltaire was threatened with imprisonment after the publication of his "Letters on the English", a strong criticism of French institutions. His friends, the Marquise du Châtelet, one of the most brilliant feminine minds of the 18th century, invited him…

LA BOISSERIE

LA BOISSERIE

COLOMBEY LES DEUX EGLISES

The village of Colombey-les-deux-Eglises became famous when it was chosen by General de Gaulle who bought a house there, La Boisserie, on 9th June 1934. The man who made the call to resistance on 18th June 1940 came to La Boisserie to think and write and it instils in visitors…

CHATEAU OF DINTEVILLE

Situated in the south of Champagne on its borders with Burgundy, the Château de Dinteville was built in the 16th century around a large 13th-century keep. The Dinteville family, which gave François I a number of powerful courtiers, died out in 1607 with Joachim de Dinteville.…

CUTLERY MUSEUM

The Cutlery Museum has an innovative display reflecting the cutlery and knife-making tradition of the Nogent district. It contains some outstanding pieces of cutlery, scissors and surgical instruments made in Haute-Marne from the 17th century to the present time. A number of…

THE CROSS OF LORRAINE

THE CROSS OF LORRAINE

COLOMBEY LES DEUX EGLISES

"If one day, when I am gone, there is a wish to mark this place, it is here that it should be done, but very simply, without a statue... perhaps a Cross of Lorraine" declared General de Gaulle. And so it was that the Cross of Lorraine was built to designs by architects Nebingen…