Vaucouleurs

Vaucouleurs (German: Farbenthal) is a commune in the Meuse department of France, located approximately 300 km (190 mi) from Paris.

Vaucouleurs
Chapelle castrale
Chapelle castrale
Coat of arms of Vaucouleurs
Coat of arms
Location of Vaucouleurs
Vaucouleurs is located in France
Vaucouleurs
Vaucouleurs
Vaucouleurs is located in Grand Est
Vaucouleurs
Vaucouleurs
Coordinates: 48°36′09″N 5°39′57″E / 48.6025°N 5.6658°E / 48.6025; 5.6658Coordinates: 48°36′09″N 5°39′57″E / 48.6025°N 5.6658°E / 48.6025; 5.6658
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementCommercy
CantonVaucouleurs
IntercommunalityVal des Couleurs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilles Varnier
Area
1
39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
1,943
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55533 /55140
Elevation242–372 m (794–1,220 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Joan of Arc stayed in Vaucouleurs for several months during 1428 and 1429 while she sought permission to visit the royal court of Charles VII of France.

The 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division (United States) was temporarily located here, initially under the command of MG William A. Mann from November 1 - December 18 of 1917, to preliminarily train before transferring to an area between Lafauche and Rimaucourt during the initial stages of direct United States military, ground forces involvement in World War I.[2] Colonel Douglas MacArthur was the chief of staff under Mann for Rainbow Division, and he was stationed in Vaucouleurs during this same time period as well.[3]

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ James, D. Clayton (1 October 1970). The Years of MacArthur Volume 1 1880-1941 (1st ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company. pp. 150–151. ISBN 978-0395109489. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ James, D. Clayton (1 October 1970). The Years of MacArthur Volume 1 1880-1941 (1st ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 149. ISBN 978-0395109489. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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