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CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE   Administrative region in east central France, formed in 1960 from the territory of the departments of the Ardennes, Marne, Haute-Marne and Aube.   Its capital is Châlons-sur-Marne.   It is 12th in area but 18th in population of the 22 … Continue reading

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CHAMPAGNE Merovingian Duchy; Medieval County; Ancien Régime gouvernement (also called Champagne & Brie); Also, as CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE, a modern administrative region. Area in east central France, in the region of the Paris Basin to the east of Paris. The name is … Continue reading

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CHÂLONS   Châlonnais (pays). Medieval county around the town of Châlons-sur-Marne, recently renamed Châlons-en-Champagne, in eastern France; A Bishopric; A généralité in the Ancien Régime. The town is today the capital of the Department of the Marne and of the Champagne-Ardenne … Continue reading

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AUBE The Département de l’Aube (10) is in east central France, lying to the southeast of Paris.   The Seine flows generally north-north-westwards across its centre, while the River Aube itself lies to the east, roughly parallel to the Seine, until … Continue reading

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ARDENNES The Département des Ardennes (08), is in northeastern France and borders on Belgium.    The north of the department lies at the western end of the range of wooded hills that give it its name;  the Meuse flows through the … Continue reading

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