Photographer's Note

The commune has a land area of 59.24 km² (22.873 sq mi). It is situated on the Moselle river, 60 km south of Nancy.
The old town centre features the Place des Vosges, the Chapitre district, Saint-Maurice's Basilica, medieval castle remains and the Roman House (11th and 13th centuries). It is also known for its parks and gardens.

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 the 9th of September of each year at 5:00 A.M. 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.

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  • Copyright: Robert Malon (mentecaptus74) (65)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.9
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-30 6:41
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