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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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…
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…
ABBE GREGOIRE'S MUSEUM
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

ABBE GREGOIRE'S MUSEUM

In the building located to the right of the village church, the Abbot Gregory Museum in Emberménil presents the work of the life of Abbot Gregory, who was parish priest of Emberménil, before, during and after the French Revolution. An…
ECOVILLAGE DE VILLE SUR YRON
Region Briey
Close to Briey

ECOVILLAGE DE VILLE SUR YRON

It is a typically country village of Lorraine. Walk marked out by markers with information in order to discover traditional architecture of Lorraine houses. A bridge, a mill wheel, a Romanesque church and a wash house will also be part of the…
THE CHAPEL OF LUNEVILLE CASTLE
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE CHAPEL OF LUNEVILLE CASTLE

Masterpiece designed by the architect Germain Boffrand, this elegant chapel, with its rows of columns, freely interprets the Versailles model. The chapel is the beating heart of the cultural activity of the site, where the past is honored through…
MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY IN TOUL
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Toul

MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY IN TOUL

Installed in the former hospital, of which the salle lapidaire (13th century) remains, it has rich collections which trace the historic past of the town of Toul. It consists of over 28 themed rooms, which the visitor moves through…
CHATEAU DE MONTAIGU
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

CHATEAU DE MONTAIGU

Visit this elegant 18th-century château set in the heart of the Montaigu Park, a stone's throw from the History of iron Museum: cabinet packed full of curiosities, Art Deco frescoes and rare objects setting by the last owner Edouard Salin.
LES LOGES DE BLENOD LES TOUL
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Toul

LES LOGES DE BLENOD LES TOUL

In the beginning of the 16th century, Hugues des Hazards wanted to thank the villagers for the building of the new church and allowed them to build several small buildings in order to shelter the crops inside the fortified walls. Since the…
 PILATRE DE ROZIER AEROMUSEUM
Region Briey
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

PILATRE DE ROZIER AEROMUSEUM

The Pilâtre de Rozier air museum is spread over about 400m² of floor space and takes you travelling on a fabulous scientific and artistic voyage through 230 years of hot air ballooning history. There is also a retrospective exhibition about…
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…