Arts and heritage

Siècle des lumières

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

The Castle of Lunéville had been the residence of 2 important Dukes. First, Duke Léopold of Lorraine moved to the family estate at Lunéville in 1702, after his Nancy duchy was occupied by foreign troops. He had rebuilt the castle to ducal…
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…
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.…
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
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Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The museum's collections offer a wide range of European art from the 14th to 21st centuries including paintings (Perugin, Rubens, Boucher, Delacroix, Manet, Modigliani, Picasso...) sculpture (Duchamp-Villon, César...) and graphic arts (Jacques…
THE CASTLE OF HAROUE
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Saxon-Sion

THE CASTLE OF HAROUE

This beautiful stately home was built by Germain Boffrand in 1720 for Marc de Beauvau when Lorraine became independent of France. Note the 18th-century tapestries. Talk a stroll in the formal park and the English-style gardens.
THE GARDEN OF THE CASTLE OF HAROUE
Region Terres de Lorraine
Close to Saxon-Sion

THE GARDEN OF THE CASTLE OF HAROUE

This castle is an elegant and harmonious masterpiece from the 18th century designed by the architect Boffrand. Jean Lamour Portal, Guibal statues, tapestry. This pearl of the Saintois region is surrounded by green scenery and water. You can walk…