The region of the Grand Est!

This is another new region of France, we call it Grand Est . it took some time to get it as the folks were not too happy to change the name especially the Alsace. Finally, the gov’t won and the name was voted by the council of States .

The official regional webpage is here in French: https://www.grandest.fr/presentation

And the site tourist information in French is here: https://www.grandest.fr/competences/tourisme

Grand Est  is the old regions of Alsace, Lorraine, and Champagne-Ardennes . In turn this new region comprises the departments of Haut-Rhin, Bas-Rhin, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Vosges, Ardennes, Marne, Haute-Marne, Aube ,and the Meuse.

Great network of transportation  that will soon merge  into one for the whole region. Still working on merging all into one but the main ones are:

All transports

https://www.vialsace.eu/fr/itineraires-grand-est/176

the transfrontaliers, nearby countries

https://www.vialsace.eu/fr/itineraires-transfrontaliers/160/JourneyPlannerEU/Index

the train TER grand est

https://www.vialsace.eu/ftp/%7Blang%7D_documents/plan-ter-grandest.pdf

link grand est sncf

https://www.ter.sncf.com/grand-est

the Lorraine

https://www.simplicim-lorraine.eu/fr/part24/le-reseau/34

Champagne

http://www.vitici.fr/fr/Reseaux-partenaires/Reseau-des-Ardennes

several on bus

http://www.transdev-grandest.fr/

The biggest city is Strasbourg, here the city host the European Parliament as well as the mediator European who controls the UE. Also, it’s the seat of the Council of Europe of which is attach the European Court of Human Rights as well as the pharma European organism. Here , also ,you have the IT system network of Schengen.

The region frontiers are with four countries Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland. In the region ,other than the official French language, you can also hear German, Alsacien, Francine Lorrain, Lorrain Romanesque(Welche), and Champenois

Some of the wonderful Unesco world heritage sites here are:

At Nancy, the areas around the Place Stanislas, Place de la Carriére, Place de’Alliance. The Grande île or big island in Strasbourg ; at Reims the Notre Dame Cathedral, Basilica of Saint Remi, and the Episcopal palace of  Tau. On the road to St James (Santiago) you have the Basilica of Notre Dame at L’Epine and the Notre Dame en Vaux Church in Châlons-en-Champagne; fortifications of Vauban such as the Citadelle of Longwy and Citadelle of Neuf-Brisach;  the mountain sides of the houses and cellars of Champagne; the architectural work of Le Corbusier, the manufacture Claude et Duval at Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.

And to close some of my previous post on a region where the Champagne reign supreme and we love more than anything else.

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/03/19/champagne-history-and-a-kingdom-reimsepernay/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2017/12/07/the-wines-of-champagne-oh-yes-they-are-just-done-differently/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2013/12/08/its-that-time-for-champagne/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/24/maison-de-champagne-the-bubbly-is-a-star/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/03/18/metz-lorraine-at-its-best/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/03/27/verdun-memories-of-wwi/

Enjoy the Grand Est, far East of France where history of nations intertwined with the modern Europe in France.

Happy Monday, me on a roll lol!!! Cheers!!!

Epernay Epernay

 

 

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