The Location of the Region of Lorraine
The Region of Lorraine is located in the north-east of France. It borders Alsace to its east, and Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg to its north. It comprises the départments of Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle and Vosges. Metz is the region’s capital.
The History of Lorraine
The Leuci and Mediomatrici tribes settled in Lorraine long before it came under Roman rule in the 1st century B.C. For the next several centuries Lorraine was a part of the Belgium Province of the Roman Empire. Lorraine, like Alsace, has passed between French and German rule numerous times over the centuries.