Remiremont

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Remiremont
Remiremont is located in France
Remiremont
Remiremont
Coordinates: 48°01′03″N 6°35′26″E / 48.0175°N 6.5906°E / 48.0175; 6.5906Coordinates: 48°01′03″N 6°35′26″E / 48.0175°N 6.5906°E / 48.0175; 6.5906
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Remiremont
Intercommunality Porte des Hautes-Vosges
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Paul Didier
Area
 • Land1 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 8,599
 • Population2 density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88383 / 88200
Elevation 379–762 m (1,243–2,500 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 ft)

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.

Remiremont is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Inhabitants are called Romarimontains.

Geography[edit]

Remiremont is located on the Moselle, close to its confluence with the Moselotte, 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Épinal. Remiremont is surrounded by forest-clad mountains.

Sights[edit]

The abbey church, consecrated in 1051, has a crypt of the eleventh century in which are the tombs of some of the abbesses, but as a whole belongs to the late thirteenth century. The abbatial residence (which now contains the maine[clarification needed], the court-house and the public library) has been twice rebuilt in modern times (in 1750 and again after a fire in 1871), but the original plan and style have been preserved in the imposing front, the vestibule and the grand staircase. Some of the houses of the canonesses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries also remain.

History[edit]

Remiremont (Latin: Romarici Mons) derives its name from Saint Romaric, one of the companions of Saint Columban of Luxeuil, who in the seventh century founded Remiremont Abbey, a monastery and a convent on the hills above the present town.

The town was attacked by the French in 1638 and ruined by the earthquake of 1682. With the rest of Lorraine it was joined to France in 1766. The monastery on the hill and the nunnery in the town were both suppressed in the French Revolution.

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