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The town hall in Domrémy-la-Pucelle
The town hall in Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coat of arms of Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coat of arms
Location of Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Domrémy-la-Pucelle is located in France
Domrémy-la-Pucelle is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 5°40′33″E / 48.4431°N 5.6758°E / 48.4431; 5.6758Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 5°40′33″E / 48.4431°N 5.6758°E / 48.4431; 5.6758
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCC Ouest Vosgien
 • MayorDaniel Coince
8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
88154 /88630
Elevation268–407 m (879–1,335 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Domrémy-la-Pucelle (French: [dɔ̃ʁemi la pysɛl], lit. 'Domrémy [of] the Maid'; German: Remshausen) is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

The village, originally named Domrémy, is the birthplace of Joan of Arc. It has since been renamed Domrémy-la-Pucelle after Joan's nickname, la Pucelle d'Orléans ("the Maid of Orléans").


Domrémy is positioned along the upper Meuse Valley several kilometres (miles) north of the town of Coussey. The village land includes a small wooded hill to the west of the houses, which rises to a height of 407 metres (1335'), known as the Domrémy Wood. This overlooks the small adjacent settlement of Les Roises.


Domrémy and Greux were exempted from taxes "forever" by Charles VII in 1429. It was the sole request made of the king by Joan of Arc when Charles asked her how he could show her his appreciation for seeing him crowned; Joan felt that taxes burdened the villagers. Moreover, he wished to do a good deed for her success in fighting the English during the Hundred Years' War. Taxes were imposed upon Domrémy and Greux again during the French Revolution; the residents have paid taxes since.[2][3]

Until 1766, Domrémy was part of the Duchy of Bar (within a section of the duchy which owed fealty to the Crown of France although the other half of the duchy was part of the Holy Roman Empire).[4] In that year, the Duchy, part of which had become a fief of the Kingdom of France in 1301, escheated to the crown fully upon the death of its last duke, Stanisław Leszczyński.


Historical population of Domrémy-la-Pucelle


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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Famous Foreign Coronations" by Agnes and Jessie Wishart Brown The English Illustrated Magazine No. 224 (May 1902), p. 108; via Google Books; retrieved May 21, 2017
  3. ^ "The Calm Before the Storm" Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I by John Eisenhower; The Free Press (2001), p. 98; via Google Books; retrieved May 21, 2017
  4. ^ "Chapter II" Joan of Arc by Francis Cabot Lowell; Houghton Mifflin Company (1896), p. 16; via Google Books; retrieved May 21, 2017

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