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Madeleines of Commercy: Madeleines Madeleines and More Madeleines!

Commercy France is home to the madeleine and these have to be one of my favorite cookies!  Madeleines are small shell shaped cookies that remind me of a personal sized morsel of pound cake. In French, a pound cake is called a quatre-quarts. Commercy is a little town with a population of less than 7000. However, there are ...

Roman Mosaic in Grand

The enormous Roman mosaic in Grand France was the floor of the basilica of Adesina during Roman times. Adesina was the Roman name for the village we now know as Grand.  The restored mosaic is 232 square meters in size and is one of the largest known in Europe. A little bit of research leads me to believe that Adesina was a ...

grand amphitheater

Grand Amphitheater

The  Grand Amphitheater is a Gallo-Roman amphitheater found in Grand France in the Lorraine Region. It was one of the largest amphitheaters in the Roman Empire. Dedicated to Apollo Grannus  who  was one of several Gaulish dieties. Grannus was a god of healing Located on the outskirts of the town, the amphitheater was ...

Exploring the Alsace Lorraine and Metz

Metz, France has often been found under Alsace Lorraine Metz in guide books. However, since the administrative regions have been consolidated from 22 down 13, Metz now lies in the Grand-Est region. This includes the Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne regions. Metz was the capitol of the Lorraine before the ...

Lorraine Cycling – Biking Around the Grand Est

Our day of Lorraine cycling started at our gite in Koeur-la-Grande. We cycled through a wonderfully flat area – something that is not particularly common in this area. The all terrain bikes provided for our use by the owner of the gite were a wonderful bonus to the rental. I just love cycling on vacation. You see life ...