Arts and heritage

Lieux de mémoire

Here, the 18th century is everywhere. From the Abbaye des Prémontrés to the royal Place Stanislas, the Château des Lumières at Lunéville to the National Stud at Rosières-aux-Salines, and so on. So many exceptional historical sites, classed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

The Ecole de Nancy was founded here, spearhead of the Art Nouveau movement in France. Great artists from Lorraine, Emile Gallé at the forefront, expressed their vision of this decorative art inspired by nature, in architecture, glass and crystal ware, stained-glass windows, metalwork, and even cabinet making

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THE FIVE GERMAN BLOCKHAUS OF CHAMPCOURT WOOD IN XURES
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE FIVE GERMAN BLOCKHAUS OF…

A few days after the declaration of the war, on August 20th 1914, the French offensive in the annexed Lorraine was abruptly stopped at Morhange. The German counter-attack pushed back the French beyond the river Meurthe but the battle of « la…
THE GERMAN MILITARY CEMETERY IN GERBEVILLER
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE GERMAN MILITARY CEMETERY IN…

The Gerbéviller German Military Cemetery houses 5,462 remains of German soldiers, most of whom died during the "Battle of Lorraine" from August to September 1914.
CASTEL OF PRENY
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

CASTEL OF PRENY

Medieval Fortress mentioned for the first time in the year 900 under Emperor Othon. It was the last and the most important defence for the dukes of Lorraine against the Bishops of Metz. The first dukes liked the fortress strategic building that…
CASTLE OF MOYEN
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

CASTLE OF MOYEN

This castle (M.H.) built in 1441, is owned by the Bishops of Metz. Its history is turbulent and the attackers are numerous: Burgundians, Protestants from Germany, Spaniards, Lorrains, French. In 1639, it was taken by French troops and dismantled…
KRONPRINZ BUNKER
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

KRONPRINZ BUNKER

In Emberménil, a village in Lorraine, on a remarkable hiking trail, discover the " bunker of command of the crown prince of Bavaria " during the First World War. This bunker was reserved for the superior officers of the German Army.
OBSERVATION POSTS OF HABLAINVILLE
Region Lunévillois
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OBSERVATION POSTS OF HABLAINVILLE

The village of Hablainville has 2 concrete Observation Posts, settled during the First World War, located on 2 village's highest points. The Observation Site situated in the west has been built between March and June 1917 by soldiers of the team…
BLAMONT CASTLE
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

BLAMONT CASTLE

One of the most beautiful remains of medieval Lorraine, thanks in particular to the conservation of five towers in elevation. 12th century keep, evolution of the castle from the 13th to the 17th century, with adaptation to artillery.
THE NATIONAL CEMETERY OF BADONVILLER
Region Lunévillois
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THE NATIONAL CEMETERY OF BADONVILLER

Located in Badonviller, the National Cemetery contains the dead bodies of 2 653 french soldiers killed during the 1st World War (2 war memorials) and of 28 french soldiers died between 1939 and 1945. This Cemetery gathers together the dead bodies…
THE MEMORIAL OF 358TH R.I.
Region Lunévillois
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THE MEMORIAL OF 358TH R.I.

The Memorial of 358th R.I. has been erected in year 1924, in order to remember the soldiers of the 358th Regiment dead in this area between February 1915 and June 1916. This Memorial is located at the place where was the "Village-nègre", it…