Theme Week Champagne – Chaumont

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Town Hall © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0

Town Hall © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0

Chaumont is the capital (or préfecture) of the Haute-Marne department. As of 2013, it has a population of 23,000. The city stands on the Marne River and is situated on the railway linking Paris and Basel, which runs over a 52 m tall and 600 m long viaduct built in 1856.

The etymology of the name Chaumont, ‘Calvus Mons’ or “Bare Mountain”, refers to the site on which the town was founded in the 10th century – a sheer-side spur of rock overlooking the Suize and Marne Valleys. Feudal in origin and once the residence of the Counts of Champagne whose influence extended over the entire region, the town very quickly took advantage of its strategic location on the borders of Burgundy and Lorraine.

Grand Pardon Parade 2012 © Lionel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Tour d'Arse © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0 Tour Charton © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Chaumont52/cc-by-sa-3.0 Viaduct of Chaumont © Chaumont52/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Grand Pardon Parade 2012 © Lionel/cc-by-sa-3.0
Historically the seat of the Counts of Bassigny and later of Champagne, Chaumont was the venue of an offensive treaty against Napoleon I signed by the United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, and Russia in 1814. From 1951 to 1967, the United States Air Force under NATO operated the Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base on the outskirts of the city.

Once famous for its glovemaking, Chaumont is now best-known for posters thanks to the International Poster and Graphics Festival, a great opportunity to see the Dutailly collection (posters by Toulouse Lautrec, Choubrac etc.) and contemporary works by numerous international graphic designers.

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