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Population: 565,307 (2010)
Subprefectures : Epernay, Reims, Sainte-Menehould, Vitry-le-François
Surface: 8 162 km2
Largest town: Reims (Pop: 187,650)
Economy: agriculture, champagne, bio-refineries.
Specialties: champagne, Sainte-Menehould pork feet, mustard, vinegar, pikes of Lac de Der, pink biscuits of Reims, croquignoles (cakes).
Tourism: cathedral of Reims, champagne vineyards, lake of Der.
Population: 193,923 (2010)
Subprefectures: Commercy, Verdun.
Surface: 6,211 km2
Largest town: Verdun (Pop: 18,000)
Economy: agriculture, dairies, automobile, furniture, bonnetry,
Specialties: dragees (sugared almond), jam, madeleines of Commercy, plums.
Tourism: Argonne forets, WWI sites (Verdun), castle of Commercy, lake of Madine.
Population: 732,207 (2010)
Subprefectures: Briey, Luneville, Toul.
Surface: 5,246 km2
Largest town : Nancy (107,000)
Economy: steel works, services, research, universities (Nancy), aeronautics (Chambley-Bussieres)
Specialties: bergamot, quiche lorraine, rum baba, lorrain pate, madeleine, plums, macarons, saint Epvre (cake).
Tourism: Nancy (Stanislas square, Nancy school Art Nouveau), Castle des Lumières (Luneville), Abbey of Premontres, medieval city of Liverdun, Baccarat, Vauban fortifications.
Km 23 : Chalons-en-Champagne
An old market town turned into a garrison city in the 19th century, Chalons-en-Champagne is the prefecture of Marne and the Champagne-Ardenne region. Among the remnants of its past feature the house of the Intendants of Champagne, turned in to the Prefecture, the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux collegial, housing one of the largest chimes in Europe, and the St Etienne cathedral. The Tour stopped in Chalons in 1974 and 1993, crowing two Belgians, Eddy Merckx and Johan Museeuw.
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