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Château-Thierry is a commune of north-eastern France, about 56 miles east-northeast of Paris. It is a sous-préfecture of the Aisne département, in the Picardie administrative région.

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History

Château-Thierry was the site of an important World War I battle in 1918, between American and German troops.

Geography

Château-Thierry is situated on the Marne River.

Monuments and tourist attractions

  • Castle walls
  • Saint-Crépin church (15th century)
  • Balhand tower
  • Marne River
  • «côte 204» American Monument
  • Champagne vineyards

Transportation

Château-Thierry is the terminus station of a regional railway line starting from the Gare de l'Est in Paris. It is also one of the exits of the A4 motorway that links Paris with the east part of France.

Miscellaneous

Château-Thierry was the birthplace of Jean de La Fontaine.

The city is a partner city of Mosbach (Germany).

See also

External link

fr:Château-Thierry

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