Poster of Charleville-Mézières

    Charleville-Mézières City Map Poster

  • Name:Charleville-Mézières
  • Country:France
  • Continent:Europe
  • Label:Charleville-Mézières, France
  • Coordinates:49.77N / 4.72W
  • Price:$24.99
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About Charleville-Mézières

The city is surrounded by the Ardennes department. It is located at 6 km (3.7 mi) from the Belgian border and 50 km (31 mi) from Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. The inhabitants of Charleville-Mézières are known as Charmois or Charmoises.[1] History [ edit ] Charleville-Mézières was founded in 1071 when Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy built a castle on a rocky promontory where the Chiers River flows into the Meuse river.[2] This fortress controlled an important trade route between Noyon and Liège,[3][4] which later became part of one branch of what Napoleon Bonaparte called his "natural frontier" running through Charleville to Verdun via Saarbrücken[5]:p35–37; this was defended by Fort de Battignies some miles upstream on another rock outcrop overhanging both rivers.

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