Arts and heritage

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Les musées et 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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CASTLE OF MOYEN
Region Lunévillois - Close to Baccarat

CASTLE OF MOYEN

In 1441 this Castle was built by the bishops of Metz during the Middle Ages. His history is eventful and there were many assailants : Burgundians, Protestants of Germany, Spaniards, French. In 1639, the castle was destroyed by the French troops…
EGLISE SAINT MEDARD DE BLENOD LES TOUL
Region Terres de Lorraine - Close to Toul

EGLISE SAINT MEDARD DE BLENOD LES TOUL

The church (1506/1512) contains the remarkably sculpted tombstone of Hugues des Hazards, some beautiful stained glass windows and a Dingler organ (1735). Currently under restoration, the Lodges form a unique work of architecture in Europe. One…
CHATEAU DE MONCEL
Region Briey - Close to Briey

CHATEAU DE MONCEL

12th-century old castle with drawbridge and moat, it became in the 19th a large four-angled mansion, with a slate roof divided in 4 sections, Lorraine-style. Around 1905, the wings were extended and transformed into an elegant residence. The city…
 NANCY SCHOOL MUSEUM
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Region Nancy et Couronne - Close to Nancy

NANCY SCHOOL MUSEUM

As the 20th century moved closer, numerous artists in Nancy looked at the design of furniture and objets d’art with a new dynamism - it was their enthusiastic creativity that led to the Nancy School. The collections and atmosphere in the Nancy…
CHATEAU DE FLEVILLE
Region Nancy et Couronne - Close to Nancy

CHATEAU DE FLEVILLE

Only ten minutes from Nancy is a masterpiece of the French Renaissance, backing onto a large feudal keep (1320) and containing gems such as the Chamber of the Coatsof- Arms of the Dukes of Lorraine, Stanislaw’s Bedchamber and a suite of rooms…
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…