Following a merger of communes in 2017, there are now nine churches in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises! However, the village is best known for having been General de Gaulle’s holiday retreat, after he bought the La Boisserie estate here. He received German chancellor Konrad Adenauer here for a highly symbolic visit in 1958. Two years later, another famous meeting took place: the Tour peloton stopped to greet the French president, who congratulated the Italian Yellow Jersey Gastone Nencini on the eve of his overall victory in Paris.

  • First-time stage town
  • Town in the department of Haute-Marne (52)
  • Population: 750 (Colombéens), 167,600 in Haute-Marne

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