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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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…
MUSEUM OF THE  HISTORY OF IRON
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF IRON

Man and iron have been working together for 3,000 years, from tools to works of art, from documents to models and from the damas of Merovingian swords to the metallic dress designed by a famour contemporary haute couturier. Round off the visit in…
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…