Lorraine is situated in the Grand Est region of France. Lorraine has two cities of equal importance, Metz and Nancy. Metz is considered to be the official capital since that is where the regional parliament is situated.
Lorraine is the only French region to have borders with three other countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. It also borders the French regions of Franche-Comté, Champagne-Ardenne and Alsace. Champagne-Ardenne and Alsace together with Lorraine have now merged to become Grand Est.
See also: Attractions in Lorraine
Metz is a city in the northeast of France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is the capital of the Lorraine region which is now part of the Grand Est region of France. Metz has a rich 3,000 year history. The city has been steeped in Romance culture, but has been strongly influenced by Germanic culture due to its location and history.
Verdun is a small fortified city in the Meuse department in Grand Est in northeastern France set in a valley and surrounded by trees and forest. The River Meuse runs through the city and branches off into smaller canals. The fortification of Verdun was the work of Marshal Vauban who is responsible for many other great buildings and city walls around France.
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