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Epinal

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Specialty Museums · Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Épinal is a commune in northeastern France and the capital (prefecture) of the Vosges department. Inhabitants are known as Spinaliens.GeographyThe commune has a land area of 59.24km². It is situated on the Moselle River, 60km south of Nancy.Main sightsThe old town centre features the Place des Vosges, the Chapitre district, Saint-Maurice's Basilica, medieval castle remains and the Roman House . It is also known for its parks and gardens, as well as a large communal forest with arboretum .There are major fortifications, extended and maintained until the early 20th century. There is a legend, among the populace of Épinal, that Napoleon's ghost strolls the wall ramparts on 9 September of each year at 05:00. It was on this day and at this time that, in 1811, Napoleon gave his first and last oration to the city of Épinal, wherein he addressed the challenges posed by northern expansion.There is an American military cemetery on the outskirts of the town where United States service members killed in World War II are buried.
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Neighborhoods in Epinal

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