Colombey-Les-Deux-Eglises (Croix de Lorraine - Mémorial Charles de Gaulle)
This little village on the edge of the Aube region may well be small, but it represents an important page in the history book of France because General de Gaulle is buried in this rolling countryside.
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The man who symbolizes the Resistance made the village his holiday home and you can visit the 44 metre high memorial to the General along a footpath leading from his home. An absolute must to visit in the region.
The Mémorial Charles de Gaulle is a discovery centre situated at the foot of the Cross of Lorraine and follows the story of de Gaulle’s life and his love and loyalty for Haute-Marne and its countryside.
The building was designed by the architects of the Mémorial de Caen and blends perfectly into the surrounding landscape. The exhibition goes far beyond the traditional representation of the man who made the famous call to resist on 18 June 1940 and the President of the 5th Republic. It is an encounter with 20th century history and a look behind the scenes at the man himself.
Follow the Tourist Trail around the villages of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, discover Chaumont and its viaduct, the character villages of Vignory and Châteauvillain. Let’s not forget the Barrois region with more than 250,000 hectares of forest, an ideal habitat for deer, wild boar and stag.
Explore Haute-Marne with Gites de France de la Haute-Marne : Colombey les Deux Eglises, Bourbonne les Bains