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Sainte-Menehould (French pronunciation: ​) is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.


The town and its several restaurants pride themselves on serving a local specialty called pied de cochon or pig's trotter.


Dom Pérignon, the Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine, and is often (erroneously) credited with its invention, was born in Sainte-Menehould around 1638.

Sainte-Menehould is the town where, during his Flight to Varennes in 1791, the king, Louis XVI was recognised, allegedly on account of the similarity between his face and the image of him that appeared on the coinage, during his attempted flight from Paris towards Flanders (then part of the Austrian empire and thereby ruled by his queen's older brother). The royal party left the town before the significance of the king's recognition

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