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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MUSEE DES AMIS DU VIEUX PAYS
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

MUSEE DES AMIS DU VIEUX PAYS

Situated in a partly restored medieval castle, the Scarponne area offers Gallo-Roman relics. Reconstruction of a small Gallo-Roman burial cemetery under tiles – Open every Sunday from March to November (2-6pm) – Guided tours for groups (at…
LORRAINE MUSEUM - PALACE OF THE DUKES
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Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

LORRAINE MUSEUM - PALACE OF THE DUKES

This museum in the heart of Nancy Old Town occupies the former Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine and the Franciscan church. It gives an insight into the remarkable artistic and cultural life of the region. Archaeological and mediaeval collections…
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…
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.
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…