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Domrémy la Pucelle

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Country  France
Department  Vosges
Intercommunality  Pays de Jeanne
Area  8.99 km²
Arrondissement  Neufchâteau
Region  Grand Est
Canton  Coussey
Population (2006)  155
Local time  Friday 12:39 AM
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Weather  9°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 98% Humidity

Domrémy-la-Pucelle ([dɔ̃.ʁe.mi.la.py.sɛl]) literally "Domrémy [of] the maiden", in reference to Joan of Arc, is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

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The village, originally named Domrémy, is the birthplace of Joan of Arc. It has since been renamed Domrémy-la-Pucelle after Joan's nickname, la Pucelle d'Orléans ("the Maid of Orléans").

Geography

Domrémy is positioned along the upper Meuse valley to the north of Coussey. The village land includes a small wooded hill to the west of the houses, which rises to a height of 407 m, known as the Domrémy Wood. This overlooks the small adjacent settlement of Les Roises.

History

This village was exempted from taxes in 1429 by Charles VII, the French claimant to the throne. Joan of Arc had requested this, as she felt that taxes burdened her villagers. Moreover, Charles wished to do a good deed for her successful efforts in fighting the English during the Hundred Years' War.

References

Domrémy-la-Pucelle Wikipedia


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