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Map of the department of the Marne in Champagne was some of the most contested land during the war, site of the initial German invasion, the Battle of the Marne, the First and Second Battles of Champagne, the Champagne-Marne Offensive, Rheims Cathedral, Épernay, Châlons, Vitry-le-Francois, Ste-Menehould, and Perthes-les-Hurlus (First Champagne).
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No. 51. Marne - Formé en 1790 d'une partie de la Champagne. Ce territoire à été le theâtre de nombreux évenements historiques: défaite d'Attila, baptisme de Clovis, sacre des rois de France, prédication de la seconde croisade, invasion de Charles Quint, Guerres de la Révolution et de l'empire, Guerre de 1870 et de 1914. Victoire de la Marne. Reims est décorée de la Légion d'Honneur. CÉLÉBRITÉS: Urbain II pape; Colbert; St. Jean-Batiste de la Salle. CURIOSITÉS: Cathédrale de Reims, église N.D. de l'Épines à Chalons, chateau de Montmort, vignobles et caves. PRODUITS: Céreales, cerises, betteraves, élevage, moutons, tonnellerie, bouchons, lainage, blanc d'Espagne, vin de champagne, biscuits. Station thermale: Sermaize.
No. 51 Marne - Formed in 1790 from part of Champagne. This area was the scene of many historic events: defeat of Attila, baptism of Clovis, the coronation of the kings of France, preaching the Second Crusade, invasion of Charles V, Wars of the Revolution and the Empire, War of 1870 and 1914. Victory of the Marne. Reims is decorated with the Legion d'Honneur. CELEBRITIES: Pope Urban II; Colbert; St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle. SITES: Reims Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of the Thorns in Chalons, Montmort Castle, vineyards and wineries. PRODUCTS: Cereals, cherries, beets, livestock, sheep, cooperage, caps, wool, Spanish white wine, champagne, cookies. Spa: Sermaize.

The department of the Marne in Champagne was some of the most contested land during the war, site of the initial German invasion, the Battle of the Marne, the First and Second Battles of Champagne, the Champagne-Marne Offensive, Rheims Cathedral, Épernay, Châlons, Vitry-le-Francois, Ste-Menehould, and Perthes-les-Hurlus (First Champagne).

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No. 51. Marne - Formé en 1790 d'une partie de la Champagne. Ce territoire à été le theâtre de nombreux évenements historiques: défaite d'Attila, baptisme de Clovis, sacre des rois de France, prédication de la seconde croisade, invasion de Charles Quint, Guerres de la Révolution et de l'empire, Guerre de 1870 et de 1914. Victoire de la Marne. Reims est décorée de la Légion d'Honneur. CÉLÉBRITÉS: Urbain II pape; Colbert; St. Jean-Batiste de la Salle. CURIOSITÉS: Cathédrale de Reims, église N.D. de l'Épines à Chalons, chateau de Montmort, vignobles et caves. PRODUITS: Céreales, cerises, betteraves, élevage, moutons, tonnellerie, bouchons, lainage, blanc d'Espagne, vin de champagne, biscuits. Station thermale: Sermaize.



No. 51 Marne - Formed in 1790 from part of Champagne. This area was the scene of many historic events: defeat of Attila, baptism of Clovis, the coronation of the kings of France, preaching the Second Crusade, invasion of Charles V, Wars of the Revolution and the Empire, War of 1870 and 1914. Victory of the Marne. Reims is decorated with the Legion d'Honneur. CELEBRITIES: Pope Urban II; Colbert; St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle. SITES: Reims Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of the Thorns in Chalons, Montmort Castle, vineyards and wineries. PRODUCTS: Cereals, cherries, beets, livestock, sheep, cooperage, caps, wool, Spanish white wine, champagne, cookies. Spa: Sermaize.

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