Arts and heritage

Musées, châteaux

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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EGLISE SAINT MEDARD DE BLENOD LES TOUL
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Toul

EGLISE SAINT MEDARD DE BLENOD LES TOUL

The church (1506/1512) contains the remarkably sculpted tombstone of Hugues des Hazards, some beautiful stained glass windows and a Dingler organ (1735). Currently under restoration, the Lodges form a unique work of architecture in Europe. One…
THE CASTLE OF HAROUE
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Saxon-Sion

THE CASTLE OF HAROUE

This beautiful stately home was built by Germain Boffrand in 1720 for Marc de Beauvau when Lorraine became independent of France. Note the 18th-century tapestries. Talk a stroll in the formal park and the English-style gardens.
CHATEAU DE MONCEL
Region Briey
Close to Briey

CHATEAU DE MONCEL

12th-century old castle with drawbridge and moat, it became in the 19th a large four-angled mansion, with a slate roof divided in 4 sections, Lorraine-style. Around 1905, the wings were extended and transformed into an elegant residence. The city…
EGLISE XII ET XIV ET CHATEAU XIV ET XII DE NOMENY MONUMENTS CLASSES
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

EGLISE XII ET XIV ET CHATEAU XIV ET…

The old town of Nomeny was the property of the bishop of Metz until mid-16th century and was fortified until the 17th century. Built between 1335 and 1365, its ramparts were destroyed on Richelieu's orders. Its Romanesque fortress (11th century)…
THE HOUSE OF PAINTER GILLES FABRE
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

THE HOUSE OF PAINTER GILLES FABRE

Three kilometers from Blâmont, the little village of Repaix is the place where is found the famous House of Artist-painter Gilles Fabre. This farm, built in 1724, has been convert to a real exhibition and picture-gallery by this Painter from…
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Nancy

MUSEE DE LAY SAINT CHRISTOPHE

The museum features faithfully recreated interiors – such as a dining room, bedroom and kitchen – alongside workshops of artisans, stonemasons, tinsmiths, distillers, blacksmiths, winemakers and carpenters, all reflecting local history. It…
CASTLE OF PIERRE PERCEE
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

CASTLE OF PIERRE PERCEE

The impressive medieval castle is on a summit that is fraught with cliffs made in pink sandstone and dominates the village of Pierre Percée and the downstream part of the lake. Its name Petra Perceia (Pierre Percée) comes from the very deep…