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1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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Épinal
Épinal
(French pronunciation: ​[epinal]) is a commune in northeastern France
France
and the capital (prefecture) of the Vosges department. Inhabitants are known as Spinaliens.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Main sights 3 Notable natives

3.1 Sportspeople

4 Economy 5 Politics 6 Sport 7 International relations 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Geography[edit] The commune has a land area of 59.24 square kilometres (22.87 sq mi). It is situated on the Moselle River, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Nancy. Main sights[edit] 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, as well as a large communal forest with arboretum (the Arboretum de la Forêt d'Épinal). 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 9 September of each year at 05:00. It was on this day and at this time that, in 1811, Napoleon
Napoleon
gave his first and last oration to the city of Épinal, wherein he addressed the challenges posed by northern expansion. There is an American military cemetery on the outskirts of the town where United States
United States
service members killed in World War II are buried. Notable natives[edit]

Isabelle Cogitore (born 1964), historian Jean-Baptiste Jacopin (1755-1811), general of the armies of the 1st Republic and the First French Empire. Jean-Charles Pellerin (fr) (1756-1836), cartoonist, illustrator and French printer, famous for the popular images he printed from 1800. Simon Lefebvre (fr) (1768-1822), general of the armies of the 1st Republic and the First French Empire. Henri Hogard (fr) (1808-1880), geologist Jean-François Cerquand (fr) (1816-1888), discoverer of the monument de La Turbie. Paul Chevreux (fr) (1854-1913), archivist and historian of Vosges. Émile Durkheim
Émile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of sociology Louis-Ernest Mougenot-Méline (fr), (1862-1929), architect Louis Lapicque
Louis Lapicque
(1866-1952), physiologist, specialist of the nervous system and known for his discovery of the chronaxie. Marcel Mauss (1872-1950), father of French modern ethnography and nephew of Émile Durkheim. Marc Boegner (1881-1970), writer, thinker and pastor, president of the Fédération protestante de France
France
and the World Council of Churches, a member of the Académie française. Henry Daniel-Rops (1901-1965), writer and historian André Jacquemin (fr) (1904-1992), painter and engraver, member of the Académie des Beaux-arts de l’Institut de France. Jean-Marie Cavada
Jean-Marie Cavada
(1940) journalist and politician. Louis Guillon (fr) (1887-1947), French politician, député of the Third Republic. Léo Valentin
Léo Valentin
(1919-1956), French soldier and adventurer, nicknamed "l'homme-oiseau". Marceline Loridan-Ivens
Marceline Loridan-Ivens
(1928), film director Odile Redon (fr) (1936-2007), historian, specialist of the Middle Ages Philippe Séguin
Philippe Séguin
(1943-2010), Mayor of Épinal, French politician, President of the Court of Auditors under the Fifth Republic. Bernard-Nicolas Aubertin (fr) (1944), bishop of Tours. Ségolène Royal
Ségolène Royal
(1953), completed her high school in Charmes, before joining the Lycée Saint-Joseph of Épinal
Épinal
in 1968. Laetitia Masson
Laetitia Masson
(1966), screenwriter and film director Laurent Mariotte (fr) (1969), presenter and food writer. Valérie Donzelli
Valérie Donzelli
(1973), actress and film director Jeanne Cressanges,[1] novelist, essayist Nicolas Matthieu (1978),[2] writer, winner of the Prix Erckmann-Chatrian in 2014. Jean-Sébastien Petitdemange (fr), (1966), author and radio and television host. Marie-Antoinette Gout, Righteous Among the Nations

Sportspeople[edit]

Gauthier Klauss
Gauthier Klauss
(1987), canoeist. Matthieu Péché
Matthieu Péché
(1987), canoeist Aurore Mongel
Aurore Mongel
(1982), swimmer Damien Nazon
Damien Nazon
(1974), rider Fabrice Lepaul (fr) (1976), football player Guillaume Cecutti (fr) (1970), football player Jean-Patrick Nazon
Jean-Patrick Nazon
(1977), rider Julien Bontemps (1979), windsurfer Maxime Mermoz
Maxime Mermoz
(1986), rugby player Patrice Vicq (fr) (1944), football player Nacer Bouhanni
Nacer Bouhanni
(1990), rider Rayane Bouhanni
Rayane Bouhanni
(1996), brother of the former, also a rider Grégory Gaultier
Grégory Gaultier
(1982), 2015 squash world champion Estelle Vuillemin (fr) (1984), mountain biker

Economy[edit] Épinal
Épinal
is best known for the "Images d'Épinal" – which is now a common expression in French language – the popular prints created by a local company, the Imagerie d'Épinal, formerly known as the Imagerie Pellerin. These stencil-colored woodcuts of military subjects, Napoleonic history, storybook characters and other folk themes were widely distributed throughout the 19th century. The company still exists today, and still uses its hand-operated presses to produce the antique images. Other local industries include textiles, metals, morocco leather, precision instruments, and bicycles. There is a school of textile weaving. Politics[edit] Épinal
Épinal
is contained within Vosges' 1st constituency
Vosges' 1st constituency
for elections to the National Assembly. Sport[edit] SAS Épinal
SAS Épinal
is based in the commune. International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France Épinal
Épinal
participates in town twinning to foster good international relations. Its current partners include:

Bitola, Macedonia Chieri, Italy Gembloux, Belgium La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

Loughborough, England, UK[3] Schwäbisch Hall, Germany[4] Nový Jičín, Czech Republic

See also[edit]

Communes of the Vosges
Vosges
department

References[edit]

INSEE

^ Jeanne Cressanges: installed in Épinal
Épinal
since 1968, novelist, essayist, screenwriter originally from Noyant in the Allier, who dedicated two of his works to his adopted region: "Je vous écris d’Épinal" and "Je vous écris des Vosges" éditions Serge Domini, respectively in 2009 and 2014. ^ Nicolas Mathieu a le spleen des Vosges
Vosges
on lemonde.fr. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.  ^ " Schwäbisch Hall
Schwäbisch Hall
and its twin towns". Stadt Schwäbisch Hall. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 

Épinal
Épinal
from the ruins of the castle

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Épinal.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Épinal.

Official site La place forte d' Épinal
Épinal
1870 – 1914 Épinal
Épinal
at LoveToKnow Épinal-Tribu Information about Épinal
Épinal
(in French) Épinal-info (in French) City council website (in French) HoloGuides: Épinal
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– photos

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