Amanty is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France. Communes of the Meuse department INSEE statistics
Grand Est Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, is an administrative region in eastern France. It superseded three former administrative regions—Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine—on 1 January 2016, as a result of territorial reform, passed by the French legislature in 2014. Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine was a provisional name, created by hyphenating the merged regions in alphabetical order. France's Conseil d'État approved Grand Est as the new name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016; the administrative capital and largest city is Strasbourg. The provisional name of the region was Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, formed by combining the names of the three present regions—Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine—in alphabetical order with hyphens; the formula for the provisional name of the region was established by the territorial reform law and applied to all but one of the provisional names for new regions. The ACAL regional council, elected in December 2015, was given the task of choosing a name for the region and submitting it to the Conseil d'État—France's highest authority for administrative law—by 1 July 2016 for approval.
The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Grand Est, took effect. In Alsace and in Lorraine, the new region has been called ALCA, for Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne-Ardennes, on the internet. Like the name Région Hauts-de-France, the name Région Grand Est contains no reference whatsoever to the area's history or identity, but describes its geographical location within metropolitan France. In a poll conducted in November 2014 by France 3 in Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est and Austrasie were the top two names among 25 candidates and 4,701 votes. Grand Est topped a poll the following month conducted by L'Est Républicain, receiving 42% of 3,324 votes; the names which received a moderate amount of discussion were: Grand Est français, a term used to refer to the northeast quarter of Metropolitan France, although this term refers to a geographic region larger than just ACAL. The term has been used and topped the polls mentioned above. Grand Est Europe, a variant of Grand Est that alludes to the region being a gateway to Europe both through trade and since Strasbourg is home to several European institutions.
However, the name was mocked for. Austrasie, which refers to an historical region spanning parts of present-day northeast France, the Benelux, northwest Germany. Quatre frontières. Grand Est is the sixth-largest of the regions of France. Grand Est borders four countries—Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland—along its northern and eastern sides, it is the only French region to border more than two countries. To the west and south, it borders the French regions Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Grand Est contains ten departments: Ardennes, Bas-Rhin, Haute-Marne, Haut-Rhin, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Vosges; the main ranges in the region include the Vosges to the Ardennes to the north. The region is bordered on the east by the Rhine. Other major rivers which flow through the region include the Meuse, Marne, Saône. Lakes in the region include lac de Gérardmer, lac de Longemer, lac de Retournemer, lac des Corbeaux, Lac de Bouzey, lac de Madine, étang du Stock and lac de Pierre-Percée.
Grand Est climate depends of the proximity of the sea. In Champagne and Western Lorraine, the climate is oceanic, with mild summers, but Moselle and Alsace climates are humid continental, characterized by cold winters with frequent days below the freezing point, hot summers, with many days with temperatures up to 32°C. Grand Est is the result of territorial reform legislation passed in 2014 by the French Parliament to reduce the number of regions in Metropolitan France—the part of France in continental Europe—from 22 to 13. ACAL is the merger of three regions: Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine; the merger has been, still is opposed by some groups in Alsace, a large majority of Alsatians. The territorial reform law allows new regions to choose the seat of the regional councils, but made Strasbourg the seat of the Grand Est regional council—a move to appease the region's politicians; the region has an official population of 5,555,186. The regional council has limited administrative authority concerning the promotion of the region's economy and financing educational and cultural activities.
The regional council has no legislative authority. The seat of the regional council will be Strasbourg; the regional council, elected in December 2015, is controlled by The Republicans. The elected inaugural president of the Grand Est Regional Council is Philippe Richert, the President of the Alsace Regional Council; the current president is Jean Rottner. The region has five tram networks: Strasbourg tramway Reims tramway Nancy Guided Light Transit Mulhouse tramway Saarbahn The region has four airports: EuroAirport Basel M
Bar-le-Duc known as Bar, is a commune in the Meuse département, of which it is the capital. The department is in Grand Est in northeastern France; the lower, more modern and busier part of the town extends along a narrow valley, shut in by wooded or vine-clad hills, is traversed throughout its length by the Ornain, crossed by several bridges. It is limited towards the north-east by the Marne-Rhine Canal, on the south-west by a small arm of the Ornain, called the Canal des Usines, on the left bank of which the upper town is situated; the rarefied Bar-le-duc jelly known as Lorraine Jelly, is a spreadable preparation of white currant or red currant fruit preserves, hailing from this town. First referenced in the historical record in 1344, it is colloquially referred to as Bar Caviar. Bar-le-Duc was at one time the seat of the county, from 1354 the Duchy of Bar. Though of ancient origin, the town was unimportant until the 10th century when it was fortified by Frederick I of Upper Lorraine. Bar was the independent duchy from 1354 to 1480.
The Ville Haute, reached by staircases and steep narrow thoroughfares, is intersected by a long, quiet street, bordered by houses of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. In this quarter are the remains of the château of the dukes of Bar, dismantled in 1670, the old clock-tower, the college, built in the latter half of the 16th century, its church of Saint-Étienne contains the Cadaver Tomb of René of Chalon, a skillfully carved effigy in white stone of a half-decayed corpse. It was erected to the memory of René of Châlon, is the work of 16th-century artist Ligier Richier, a pupil of Michelangelo; the lower town contains the official buildings and the churches of Notre-Dame, the most ancient in the town, St. Antony, with 14th-century frescoes. Among the statues of distinguished natives of the town is one to Nicolas Oudinot, whose house serves as the hôtel-de-ville. Other sights include the Notre-Dame Bridge, with five arches surmounted by a chapel in the middle. Bar-le-Du served as the assembly point for essential supplies going to the besieged city of Verdun during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
Thousands of trucks, carrying men and food, traveled north, around the clock, on the road linking Bar-le-Duc to Verdun. The route was given the name Voie Sacrée, which translates to Sacred Way, by the writer and politician Maurice Barres in April 1916, a reference to the ancient Roman Sacra Via, leading to triumph. Bar-le-Duc was the birthplace of: Jean de Lorraine, Cardinal de Lorraine, Bishop of Metz, Archbishop of Narbonne. Mary of Guise, queen consort of Scotland and mother of Mary, Queen of Scots Francis, Duke of Guise and politician Nicolas Oudinot, marshal of France Jean-Joseph Regnault-Warin, pamphleteer Rémi Joseph Isidore Exelmans, marshal of France Pierre Michaux inventor Edmond Laguerre, mathematician Albert Cim, literary critic and bibliographer Job, illustrator Raymond Poincaré, statesman Pierre de Bréville, composer Pierre Camonin and organist Jean Dries, painter Michel Bernard and senior official Benjamin Compaoré, athlete Anaïs Delva and actress Other notable residents were: Jean-François Jacqueminot, who established a great silk factory Ernest Bradfer, who established a major iron works in the town.
Bar-le-Duc is twinned with: Tambov, Russia Griesheim, Germany Wilkau-Haßlau, Germany Gyönk, Hungary Communes of the Meuse department Parc naturel régional de Lorraine Raymond Couvègnes INSEE statistics Official Bar-le-Duc website Bar-le-Duc Tourism Office website INSEE commune file for Bar-le-Duc Barleduc55.net: photos of Bar-le-Duc
Apremont-la-Forêt is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France. Communes of the Meuse department Parc naturel régional de Lorraine INSEE statistics
Abaucourt-Hautecourt is a French commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Abaucourtoises. Abbaucourt-Hautecourt is located on the Highway D603 which transects the commune from south-east to north-east about 8 km north-east of Verdun. Highway D114 transects the commune from north to south. Both Highways intersect in the village of Abaucourt; the commune consists of farmland. Broville: north of the D603. Eix-Abaucourt a small row of houses on the south side of the D603 midway between Eix and the village of Abaucourt. Hautecourt south of the D603. In the 1970s, Abaucourt-lès-Souppleville joined Hautecourt-lès-Broville to form a new joint commune called "Abaucourt-Hautecourt". List of Successive Mayors of Abaucourt-Hautecort Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 German Military Cemetery No. 7885 War Memorial The commune does not have a church. Lieutenant René Dorme, a famous aviator of the First World War.
Communes of the Meuse department Media related to Abaucourt-Hautecourt at Wikimedia Commons Abaucourt-Hautecourt on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Abaucourt & Hauteceurt on the 1750 Cassini Map Abaucourt-Hautecourt on the INSEE website INSEE
Aubréville is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France. Communes of the Meuse department INSEE statistics
Ancerville is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France. Communes of the Meuse department INSEE statistics