Langres

FRANCE CHAMPAGNE HAUTE MARNE Langres ramparts

Langres (pop 9,500) was once a tiny Gaul town. Situated on a limestone plateaux that shares the same name, Langres has a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. The village used to have religious and civil importance well into the 19th century, as it received good attention from the bishops of Burgundy.

Sights
Langres’ religious prominence caused the town to build proper fortifications around it. Its ramparts are still visible today and are well frequented by visitors. Langres is also known around the region for being home to the great encyclopaedist Denis Diderot, whose statue stands in the town centre [Place Diderot]; as well as its pungent cheese that is manufactured by being washed with champagne.

 

 

 

 

 


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LANGRES1. Tourist office  2. Cathedral  3. Place Diterot