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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CASTEL OF PRENY
Region Val de Lorraine
Close to Pont-à-Mousson

CASTEL OF PRENY

Medieval Fortress mentioned for the first time in the year 900 under Emperor Othon. It was the last and the most important defence for the dukes of Lorraine against the Bishops of Metz. The first dukes liked the fortress strategic building that…
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…
MEDIAEVAL FORTRESS OF FROUARD
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

MEDIAEVAL FORTRESS OF FROUARD

Situated on a spur, the remains of the castle overlook the towns of Frouard and Pompey, with stunning views across the Meurthe and Moselle. Although little remains of the 13th-century castle (round tower and foundation stones) – which was…
 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…
CASTLE OF MOYEN
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

CASTLE OF MOYEN

This castle (M.H.) built in 1441, is owned by the Bishops of Metz. Its history is turbulent and the attackers are numerous: Burgundians, Protestants from Germany, Spaniards, Lorrains, French. In 1639, it was taken by French troops and dismantled…
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…
BLAMONT CASTLE
Region Lunévillois
Close to Baccarat

BLAMONT CASTLE

One of the most beautiful remains of medieval Lorraine, thanks in particular to the conservation of five towers in elevation. 12th century keep, evolution of the castle from the 13th to the 17th century, with adaptation to artillery.