Legendary French president Charles de Gaulle lived near Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
and you cannot fail to spot the massive Cross of Lorraine, a 44.
These included personal letters to de Gaulle written while he was in the Elysee, the registers of condolence that were opened for the public to share their memories after de Gaulle died in 1970, and local archival material on de Gaulle's home village, Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
, which has become a popular de Gaulle shrine for tourists.
It's unlikely that Hostellerie La Montagne was in existence during former French president Charles de Gaulle's time living in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
, but it's certain he would have approved of the delights on offer, after all, he used to order his bubbly from local winery Drappier.
He died 40 years ago at his home in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
, expiring of a heart attack as he played solitaire one evening.
I preferred the softer sell by the Drappier family at Urville, whose Champagne was chosen by Charles de Gaulle for his private receptions nearby in Colombey-les-deux-eglises
I preferred the softer sell by the Drappier family at Urville whose champagne was chosen by Charles de Gaulle for his private receptions close by in Colombey-les-deux-eglises
General de Gaulle retired to his country retreat at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
in north-east France to write his memoirs.
One of the most brilliant men of our times who has distinguished himself as a metaphysician, a philosopher of ethics and aesthetics, a political commentator of the first rank, a musicologist, novelist, and composer, he has consistently been denied academic preferment and so has effectively retired into the bucolic obscurity of Wiltshire and rural Virginia, in much the same way as General de Gaulle slunk off to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
On the way, the caravan will pass General de Gaulle's burial place of Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
at the 184km mark.
The general died of a heart attack at his home at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
on Monday night, but his death was kept secret until yesterday.