Friday, July 17, 2015
Memorial of General Charles de Gaulle 18.6.1977
Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises sits in the rolling countryside in the Champagne-Ardennes Region. It's the small, unassuming village where Charles de Gaulle, soldier, war hero, leader of the Free French, Prime Minister and President of France, lived.
He bought La Boisserie as the main family home in 1934 and never wavered in his devotion to the house and the village where he was a familiar figure. Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises is also the site of the stark Lorraine Cross, the Charles de Gaulle Memorial on a hill overlooking the rolling countryside, and the church where de Gaulle and some of his relatives are buried.