THE SAINTOIS

Gélaucourt is located in Lorraine (France), in the heart of the region Saintoise.
In the southern department of Meurthe-et-Moselle. Although the boundaries are more or less uncertain, considering that today the territory of the Cantons to match Saintois Haroué and Vézelise. It also inspires the community of communes of Saintes. The unity of the country Saintois lies not only in the location: it is found in both geological and historical aspects.

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he land was once Saintois of the ocean floor: numerous traces of marine fossils, commonly known as Star of Zion, are in the fields of the plain and the hill of Zion. Land areas were covered with giant ferns, which explains the presence of hydrocarbons in Forcelles-Saint-Gorgon, where oil was extracted.

History

The current country of Saintois is the heir of the former County Vaudémont, independent territory of the Duchy of Lorraine until the fifteenth century. First residing in the village of Vaudémont Vézelise then in that of the counts of Vaudemont have long opposed the dukes of Lorraine, who even opposed the war. In 1473, the marriage of the Earl of Vaudémont Ferry II and daughter of the duke Rene I of Anjou, Yolande, and reconciles the two camps County Vaudémont is then attached to the Duchy of Lorraine.

Sites and Monuments

La colline de Sion
Le château d’Haroué
Le château de Thorey-Lyautey
Les halles de Vézelise