Bar-sur-Aube


BAR-SUR-AUBE

Français : Graye-sur-Mer - croix de Lorraine c...

Français : Graye-sur-Mer – croix de Lorraine commémorant le retour du général de Gaulle en France, le 14 juin 1944 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

County in the 10th and 11th centuries in east central France between Troyes and Chaumont, named after its capital, which stands on the River Aube, a tributary of the Seine.   On the hill above Bar, on the way to Chaumont, stands a giant Cross of Lorraine, memorial to General de Gaulle, who lived in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises nearby.

The heiress of the County, Adelaide (d.1053), married the Count of ValoisTheir son retired to a monastery in 1077 and his territory broke up, this part of it going to his brother-in-law, the Count of Champagne.

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