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Heritage tourism in Alsace, part II

The small city of Kayserberg is a must-see in the region. Located in the Kayserberg valley between the Vosges and the Alsatian plain, this medieval city with a population of 2,700 inhabitants is typical of the local architecture.

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La Somme 100 years ago

The Franco-British offensive of the Somme

The Somme is to Britain what Verdun is to France. One of the most remembered events of the Great War, and one of the most brutal and catastrophic battles in human history.

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#Verdun2016 : Fort Douaumont

Fort Douaumont is a symbol of the bloody battle of Verdun that took place from February 1916 to December of the same year during the First World War.

A small part of the outside fortifications
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Visiting the battlefields of Verdun

Verdun is a small city in the French North-East. Its location, in a valley close to the Belgian, Luxembourgian and German borders, makes the city an important strategic place. Furthermore, it is one of the passage points to cross the Meuse river. As such, Verdun has throughout history been a battlefield in the numerous conflicts opposing France to its neighbours.

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Three famous people who fought in the First World War

The First World War mobilized millions of men and women across the world. Among them were famous people, famous from before, during or after the conflict.

The following list contains the name and short story of some of these men who served in the French army :