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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FORT FERMONT AND THE MAGINOT LINE
Region Longwy
Close to Longuyon

FORT FERMONT AND THE MAGINOT LINE

Fermont, the unvanquished fortress, is one of the large forts on the Maginot Line. The visit takes more than 2 hours, by small train and on foot, sometimes at 30 metres below ground and at other times at ground level. In fact, you will see an…
CRAFFE GATE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

CRAFFE GATE

The oldest fortification in Nancy, it was built in th e14th and 15th centuries and later became a prison until the 19th century. Notre-Dame gate, lying behind it, doubled up the city's defences at this point. It became a symbol of the Old Town.
FORT DE FROUARD AND THE BATTERIE DE L’EPERON
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

FORT DE FROUARD AND THE BATTERIE DE…

The Fort de Frouard (also known as “Fort Drouot”) and the Batterie de l’Eperon stand on high ground overlooking Frouard. The fort was built to bolster the existing defensive system at Toul, to protect the Moselle and Meurthe valleys and the…
THE NATIONAL CEMETERY
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE NATIONAL CEMETERY

Courbesseaux village, that was headquarters for General De Castelnau on 25th August 1914, was razed to the ground during 1st World War. In the National Cemetery are buried dead bodies of 2 679 killed soldiers while they fight a battle at this…
PONT DE FLAVIGNY
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PONT DE FLAVIGNY

134th Infantry Regiment and 35th US Division monument (combats of September 10 and 11, 1944 for the liberation of Nancy). The bridge was unbroken on Americans arrival.
ANCIEN CHATEAU DE NOMENY
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

ANCIEN CHATEAU DE NOMENY

The old town of Nomeny was the property of the bishops of Metz until the mid-16th century. The fortifications remained until the 17th century. Built between 1335 and 1365, its ramparts were destroyed on Richelieu's orders. Its Romanesque fortress…
MONUMENT FROM THE TOP OF THE ALLEYS
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

MONUMENT FROM THE TOP OF THE ALLEYS

This monument was added in 2017 to the Bathelémont monument where these soldiers were buried, and in addition to its vocation as a tribute, the Réchicourt-la-Petite monument precisely marks the place where these three soldiers died. It can be…
SITE HISTORIQUE ET MILITAIRE DU BOIS LE PRÊTRE
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

SITE HISTORIQUE ET MILITAIRE DU BOIS…

Bois-le-Prêtre was a focal point of violent, incessant conflict between French and German troops from 1914 to 1915. The road from Pétant Military Cemetery at Montauville leads to Bois-le-Prêtre or ‘The Priest’s Wood’. It was the focal…