Tag archives for Lorraine

“The village school is just over there,” says the Mayor of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, site of the largest American cemetery in Europe. “Our teacher taught us a song, and we put flowers on the graves.” Inhaling the lilac-scented air, I’m finding it hard to reconcile that this emerald strip of France’s Lorraine region once roiled with battles along World War I’s infamous western front.

A hundred years after the start of World War I, northeastern France is in the spotlight, providing a beautiful backdrop to experience in person the horror and heroism of the Great War.

Elise Ford shares the secrets of a tiny French town in Lorraine that has us longing for some currant jam. It’s not everywhere that you can walk streets lined with 16th-century townhouses, tell the time by glancing at a medieval clock tower, admire Renaissance art in a Gothic cathedral, or savor freshly made red currant…