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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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.
MUSEUM AU FIL DU PAPIER
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

MUSEUM AU FIL DU PAPIER

A unique collection of objects and furniture made of papier mâché (late 19th - early 20th centuries) including, in particular, the amazing Queen Victoria’s Drawing Room, a number of lithographs (19th century) and books produced in the early…
CHÂTEAU DU BAS DE CHAMPIGNEULLES
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Nancy

CHÂTEAU DU BAS DE CHAMPIGNEULLES

In the early 18th century, François Christophe Le Prud’homme, Count of Fontenoy, ordered the construction of a vast château in extensive grounds adjoining Chemin de la Papeterie. The Château de Bas remains largely unchanged from its original…
GALERIE POIREL
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

GALERIE POIREL

This extensive gallery of contemporary art and design is set in one of Nancy’s emblematic late 19th century buildings, opposite the station. On the façade and parvis, be sure to look for Traits d’Union, a permanent work by designer Robert…
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…
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

"MEMORIES OF THE TEXTILE" MUSEUM

At the foot of the mountain in Vosges, with a verdant environment, the Museum "Memories of the Textile" is located into the former textile factory (from 1850 to 1978), that keeps the memory and know-how trail of thousands of employees. The…
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…