Arts and heritage

Lieux d'exception

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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THE CASTLE OF LUNEVILLE
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE CASTLE OF LUNEVILLE

Lorraine, a sovereign state for almost ten centuries, can boast one of the largest castles in France, a superb example of French classicism, nicknamed "Le Versailles de Lorraine". Heir to a long lineage, Duke Leopold (1679-1729) raised…
PREMONSTRATENSIANS'ABBEY
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

PREMONSTRATENSIANS'ABBEY

Built in the 18th century for Premonstratensian canons, the abbey, which is a Historic Monument, is one of the largest religious buildings in Lorraine. It lies in the heart of a 2.5-hectare park on the banks of the Moselle. Visitors can see the…
LA DOUËRA
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

LA DOUËRA

The Lorraine painter Charles Cournault (1815-1904) was trained by Delacroix. His house in Malzéville near Nancy of orientalist style reminds of his trips in Algeria.
ALLIANCE SQUARE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

ALLIANCE SQUARE

This square originally called Saint Stanislas Square is part of the architectural unity commissioned by Stanislas from Emmanuel Héré, to be built on the site of the Duke's kitchen garden. A baroque fountain by the sculptor Cyfflé, which to…
PLACE DE LA CARRIERE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PLACE DE LA CARRIERE

Place de la Carrière, or Carriere Square, appeared in the middle of the sixteenth century. Its name comes from its career use for jousting, tournaments and other equestrian games. It was later rebuilt by Stanislas Leszczynski in the 18th C. The…
PLACE STANISLAS
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Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PLACE STANISLAS

Place Stanislas is considered as one of the loveliest royal squares in Europe. It is an architectural jewel in Nancy’s crown, a perfect example of 18th century French classicism; it was listed by UNESCO on the World Heritage Sites in 1983.…
MAISON SCHOTT
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

MAISON SCHOTT

Quai Choiseul was dug in 1863. The construction of this house dates from the same period. The architecture, carpentry and ironwork correspond to an earlier traditional style. However, the interior décor features wall paintings in a very…
VILLA MAJORELLE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

VILLA MAJORELLE

Louis Majorelle, cabinet-maker, ornamental metalworker, industrialist and leading light of the Ecole de Nancy movement (Modern Style), was the first to commission an Art nouveau villa from the Parisian architect Henri Sauvage. This house serves…
THE MINE MUSEUM VAL DE FER
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Nancy

THE MINE MUSEUM VAL DE FER

In Neuves-Maisons, the mine museum Val de Fer is the memory of the miners and is situated in a clearing of 5 hectares that overlooks the Moselle river. A gallery museum of 1000 meters, an iron ore stock in a huge gallery – recently extracted…
FONTAINE SAINT GENGOULT
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Nancy

FONTAINE SAINT GENGOULT

Old fountain of a partly destroyed village in 1914, uncultivated area refitted and setting up of a local artist’s work for the occasion of an intermunicipal plan of heritage creation of Cotemporary Art.