Vouziers is a commune
Communes of France
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 of the Ardennes department in northern France
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Vouziers is the burial place of the pioneer First World War fighter pilot Roland Garros, from whom the tennis location is named.

The town was on the path of totality for the Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, where it hosted a major observation event. Because of its proximity to the Belgian border, it was gridlocked by visiting Belgian cars on the morning of the eclipse.


The Aisne
Aisne River
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 is the river of Vouziers, doubled by a part of the "canal des Ardennes
Canal des Ardennes
The canal des Ardennes is an long canal which connects the Meuse and the Aisne valleys, in the Ardennes department, in northeastern France. It was built from 1827 to 1831.- Notes :...


The town lies between the Forest of Argonne
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, the pre-Ardennes, and Champagne
Champagne (province)
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, and near the Ardennes Massif
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 (dense woodland).
It is not far from Charleville-Mézières
Charleville-Mézières is a commune in northern France, capital of the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardenne region. Charleville-Mézières is located on the banks of the Meuse River.-History:...

, Sedan
Sedan, France
Sedan is a commune in France, a sub-prefecture of the Ardennes department in northern France.-Geography:The historic centre is built on a peninsula formed by an arc of the Meuse River. It is around from the Belgian border.-History:...

 (the largest medieval castle in Europe
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), Rocroi
Rocroi is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.The center was a fortified city, the walls of which are in the shape of a stylised star. The Battle of Rocroi was fought here.-Population:-External links:*...

, Reims
Reims , a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, lies east-northeast of Paris. Founded by the Gauls, it became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire....

 (where the kings of France were crowned), Châlons-en-Champagne
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, and Varennes-en-Argonne
Varennes-en-Argonne or simply Varennes is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.Population : 691.-Geography:Varennes-en-Argonne lies on the river Aire to the northeast of Sainte-Menehould, near Verdun.-History:...

 (where Louis XVI was arrested during the French Revolution).

Located at 113 meters altitude, the Aisne River
Aisne River
The Aisne is a river in northeastern France, left tributary of the river Oise. It gave its name to the French département Aisne. It was known in the Roman period as the Axona....

 is the main river that crosses the city Vouziers. " Annuaire Mairie"


The inhabitants are called Vouzinois.

Twin towns

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, Germany
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Ratíškovice is a village in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 4,000 inhabitants.Football club Baník Ratíškovice resides here.-External links:*...

, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
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 Civol, Senegal
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