Balade à Mourmelon-le-Grand
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The village was born and grew around the moulin Bayard and the stream "Le Cheneu". Until Napoleon III decided to build the military camp of the surrounding "savarts" (areas of poor chalky soil). Since then, Leclerc tanks have taken over from the cavalry horses and fill the parade ground which has seen generations of soldiers, from national service to career soldiers. The village, which has been considerable modernised, especially with a housing programme, is dominated by the 62 metre high church spire, which was rebuilt by the Emperor.