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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NECROPOLE NATIONALE DE VALLEROY
Region Briey
Close to Briey

NECROPOLE NATIONALE DE VALLEROY

Cemetery of Soviet prisoners dead after exhaustion in the iron mines of Pays-Haut. A.ZANNONI sculptor stele (1971) – Commemorative ceremony on May, 13th 2007 and on May, 18th 2008. Committee’s members available to explain the reasons of the…
LES FORTIFICATIONS DE VAUBAN
Region Longwy
Close to Longwy

LES FORTIFICATIONS DE VAUBAN

Among the 160 towns that Vauban fortified or upgraded, Longwy is one of the 9 new towns that the king’s engineer built from scratch, giving the finest illustration of his ideas for an ideal town. Longwy’s fortress was equipped with all the…