The Region of Lorraine

Region of Lorraine. 9092 sq mi. (About New Jersey's size)

The History of Lorraine!

Lorraine’s original name was Lotharingia, but over time it evolved into Lorraine. It was once an independent kingdom, formed in 843. In 1766 Lorraine became a part of France. After the Franco-Prussian war in 1870, France lost Lorraine to Germany. Later it returned to France after World War I in 1918, but after World War II it was taken again. Then it was finally returned in November 1944.



Architecture in Lorraine.

A typical Lorraine Village consists of clustered housing. This comes from an old practice. It is known as a street-village.

On the houses the first thing that people often notice the most are the big barn doors. These doors tend lead to the garden and the stable attached to the barn in the back. Unlike an american kitchen, a windowless kitchen is traditional in Lorraine. It is placed in between the two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms will usually look out into the garden and the other out into the street. The reasoning of this placing is to keep the bedrooms warmer.

Food of Lorraine!

Quiche Lorraine & Potèe Lorraine (Lorraine Hotpot)

Quiche Lorraine was created in the 16th century. The ingredients in it include bacon, cheese, and eggs laid on a shortcrust or puff pastry. This meal is considered simple to make.
Potèe Lorraine (Lorraine Hotpot) is considered a friendly dish. It includes smoked meats, carrots, haricot beans, leeks, onion, a few turnips, and a lot of cabbage. This meal will cook for a long amount of time before it is ready to eat.


Lorraine Franconian is the language most often spoken in Lorraine. It is a mixture of German and French dialect.