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Colombey-les-Deux-Églises and the Charles de Gaulle Memorial

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Marne

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The small Haute-Marne village of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises is famous for having been a place of tranquillity and rest for General de Gaulle, a great statesman of the 20th century who acquired a property there in 1934. It was at this family home, named La Boisserie, that General de Gaulle received the German Chancellor Adenauer in 1958 to seal the Franco-German reconciliation. Now open to visitors, the estate of La Boisserie has several rooms open to the public - the drawing room, dining room, library and office where the general wrote his Memoirs - to keep the memory of this famous figure alive.

Not far from there, at the foot of the monumental Lorraine cross, the symbol of free France, lies the Charles de Gaulle Memorial. This memorial site and museum space consists of a permanent exhibition covering 1600 m², dedicated to the life and works of the famous French general, writer and politician.

Visible from thirty or so kilometres all round, the huge pink granite Lorraine cross, inaugurated on 18 June 1972 as a tribute to General de Gaulle and his historic appeal to the Resistance of 18 June 1940, overlooks the village and the landscapes that Charles de Gaulle loved so much. His tomb lies in the cemetery at Colombey-les-Deux-Églises.

Opening timesMonday: 09:30 – 19:00   •   Tuesday: 09:30 – 19:00   •   Wednesday: 09:30 – 19:00   •   Thursday: 09:30 – 19:00   •   Friday: 09:30 – 19:00   •   Saturday: 09:30 – 19:00   •   Sunday: 09:30 – 19:00
Telephone+33 3 25 30 90 80
Official sitewww.memorial-charlesdegaulle.fr

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Colombey-les-Deux-Églises and the Charles de Gaulle Memorial

At 2h30 from Paris, 1 hour from Troyes (A5 Exit 23 Ville-sous-la-Ferté) 2 hours from Nancy and Dijon (A31 and A5 exit 24 or 25). Discover the Champagne-Ardenne and Haute-Marne!

Colombey-les-Deux-Églises charming little village of about 680 inhabitants (with its associated municipalities) is famous worldwide!

Discover the "second capital of France" under the presidency of General de Gaulle.

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Show "Grand De Gaulle" unprecedented night projection on the Cross of Lorraine from mid-June to late August from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

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Charles de Gaulle Memorial at the foot of the Cross of Lorraine
Charles de Gaulle Memorial at the foot of the Cross of Lorraine
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Boisserie The remains of General de Gaulle
Boisserie The remains of General de Gaulle
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The Cross of Lorraine
The Cross of Lorraine
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Saint Vincent Cellar, Vineyard Museum
Saint Vincent Cellar, Vineyard Museum
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Cave of Champagne, near the Memorial
Cave of Champagne, near the Memorial
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