Haute Marne offers history, tradition and green tourism opportunities. A huge Cross of Lorraine, memorial to General Charles de Gaulle, dominates the skyline of his home village of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises. Visit the museum opened in October 2008 for a snapshot of his military career and personal life. For breathtaking views, cross the nineteenth century viaduct in Haute Marne's capital Chamont-en-Bassigny or walk the foritified ramparts of hilltop Langres sometimes called the Carcassonne of the North. Find a restaurant to enjoy wine from the champagne vineyards with some Burgundy truffles or AOC Langres cheese.