Arts and heritage

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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LUNEVILLE EMBROIDERY
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

LUNEVILLE EMBROIDERY

A collection composed of embroidered materials and lacework. The ‘point de Lunéville’ technique uses the special Lunéville hook to embroider on tulle and the ‘Broderie perlée’, uses pearls and sequins with the same hook. A long…
THE CASTLE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Region Lunévillois
Close to Lunéville

THE CASTLE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

The Castle of Lunéville has 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…
 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…
FORT FERMONT AND THE MAGINOT LINE
Region Longwy
Close to Longuyon

FORT FERMONT AND THE MAGINOT LINE

Fermont, the unvanquished fortress, is one of the large forts on the Maginot Line. The visit takes more than 2 hours, by small train and on foot, sometimes at 30 metres below ground and at other times at ground level. In fact, you will see an…
MUSÉE DES ÉMAUX ET FAÏENCES DE LONGWY
Region Longwy
Close to Longwy

MUSÉE DES ÉMAUX ET FAÏENCES DE LONGWY

At the Manutention, a building dating from 1753, the municipal Museum of Enamel and Faïence has a large 19th and 20th-century enamel collection. Then, in the Paul Klein Room, there are some very fine paintings from the artist from Longwy and…