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…
 OUTSTANDING VILLAGE PRENY
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

OUTSTANDING VILLAGE PRENY

The village, dominated by the castle, is spread over three floors. The vineyards once stood on the slopes with terraced facing south, giving it the appearance of a village in Provence. Therefore, Prény can not be placed in the category of…
CHATEAU DE TICHEMONT
Region Briey
Close to Briey

CHATEAU DE TICHEMONT

Old "fortified house, tower and fortress" of the Duke of Bar. Several times modified and transformed into a pleasure castle, but it retained its fortified place special feature: a moat which encircles the castle, double surrounding walls,…
THE ESTATE OF GERBEVILLER'S CHATEAU
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE ESTATE OF GERBEVILLER'S CHATEAU

The Mortagne runs along its entire length and the park, designed at the beginning of the 19th century, is the very type of gardens enlarged to the scale of the landscape. It includes a rare nymphaeum and the Red Pavilion, probably designed by…
FRENCH MUSEUM OF THE BREWERY
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

FRENCH MUSEUM OF THE BREWERY

All the steps in beer production are explained in the old brewery in Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, a listed Historic Monument. Visitors are shown the brewing room and its gleaming copper tanks, the Moreau room with its two stained-glass windows by…
LES SOURCES D'HERCULE MUSEUM
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

LES SOURCES D'HERCULE MUSEUM

Pilgrims would come to the Hercules Sanctuary to bathe in the purifying water from natural springs. In doing so, they would make a wish. If it came true, the pilgrim would present a votive offering. The sanctuary has been carefully reconstructed,…