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Discover Epinal

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Epinal is located in the northwest of France, it is the most important and the largest city in the Vosges with 32.000 inhabitants. The Vosges is a very nice region of France, with many forests. We can found snowy mountains on the east side and large plains on the west, Epinal is located just in the middle of the area. The river Moselle crosses the city. There are some hills arround the city. The other major cities in the area are Nancy, Belfort, Bourmont or Mulhouse. 4

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Epinal was founded in the Xth century with the construction of a castle and a monastery. In 1466 Epinal belonged to the Duchy of Lorraine, it counted 4000 inhabitants. In the XVth and XVIth centuries, wars occured between the Kingdom of France and the Duchy of Lorraine. And because of a big epidemic of plague plague the population fell to 1000 and Epinal was discribded as the most miserable city over the kingdom. In 1790, during the French revolution, it was decided that Epinal became the prefecture of Vosges instead of Mirecourt ROCHEREAU Robin - BALLONGUE Baptiste - IUT Hubert Curien

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After the defeat of France in the war versus Germany in 1871, Epinal has boomed due to the rapatriation of the textile industries from Alsace, who was occupied by Germany. In 1903 a electrical tramway network have been build in Epinal, it was very modene for its time. But during the war 14/18 the trafic have been stopped. After the victory of France, the tramway has not been restarded, due to a compelling and expensive rehabilitation. During the 2nd world war the city was occupied by the German troops from 1940 to 1944. And the biggest Moselle’s floss hapened in 1948. 6

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Epinal’s Picture (also knows as ‘’images d’Epinal’’) are naive printmaking with bright colors. Thier creator is Charles Pellerin, hefounded in 1796 a printing-house in Epinal. The subjets was about religion, history, military or extracted from famous novels. They were very popular in the XIXth century in the population illiterate and rustic. The riddles were a great succes, we had to found a object hidden in a picture. Some educational manuals use that pictures a illustration too. Epinal’s printing Epinal have made popular comics in society. Today they are produced like are before, but with designs of contemporary artists. ROCHEREAU Robin - BALLONGUE Baptiste - IUT Hubert Curien

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