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    Rendez-vous in Meurthe-et-Moselle

    Discover the pleasures and excitement of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the region of Lorraine. Its unsuspected attractions plunge visitors into a world characterized by its authentic past, shared enthusiasm, and refined experiences. The appeal, generosity, and intensity of life in Meurthe-et-Moselle is guaranteed to fulfill your holiday dreams.

    Art & Heritage

    The melting pot of Meurthe-et-Moselle has forged an artistic and architectural heritage, arising from varied influences over the past two thousand years. Castles, basilicas, ruins, museums, and artwork, testify to the area’s rich past, from Roman colonies to sovereign duchy, and then from 18th-century splendor to industrial accomplishments (including the wonderful Art Nouveau style). Not to mention the artistic creativity present in Meurthe-et-Moselle today.

    Nature & Leisure

    Lush vegetation provides countless reasons for going outdoors, whether just to enjoy the fresh air, or to have some strenuous fun. An infinite range of activities, organized with respect for surrounding nature, allows everyone to indulge in a favorite activity: wonderful forest walks, fragrant visits to colorful gardens, dynamic sports on land and water, thrills in the air and on the ground, as well as more unusual retreats which are conducive to meditation.

    The department of Meurthe-et-Moselle stretches from north to south, billowing at the bottom in a skirt that inspired its logo of a female muse. It boasts a true variety of landscapes. With its feet on the ground and its head in the stars, Meurthe-et-Moselle can offer a wide range of activities on land and water. Take advantage of outings on foot, bike, or horseback to the Colline de Sion (Hill of Sion), the Lorraine regional park, and the shores of the Pierre-Percé lakes.

    Gastronomy & Specialities

    A thousand and one specialities steeped in history are awaiting gourmets and enthusiasts alike. Local gastronomy is packed with wonderful taste sensations, both savory and sweet. Worth discovering is a wide variety of products based on bergamot and cherry plums (mirabelles, with 80% of the world’s crops being grown in Lorraine), pastries such as madeleines and macaroons, as well as a plethora of wines, spirits, smoked meat, and stewed dishes!

    Events & Festivals

    Festive events are as frequent as they are varied, whether traditional, ethnic, cultural, musical, literary, or simply entertaining. They are friendly and fun, springing up everywhere in Meurthe-et-Moselle, filling every season with energy and emotion. Some are small, others are big, catering to a wide range of interests.

    Throughout the department, village fêtes (festivals/parties) and major events provide many enjoyable moments. Seasonal celebrations include local pâté and cherry plum festivals, kiln-art fairs (glass and pottery), and Christmas markets. In the air, Lorraine’s annual hot-air-balloon festival takes place at Chambley. On the silver screen, there is a festival of Italian films at Villerupt. Plus, on the stage there are multiple events thanks to the Opera National de Lorraine (including outdoor performances at the Château de Haroué), and Jazz Pulsations in Nancy. Be sure to check out the Tourism Office for details.

    Out of the ordinary

    For the fun of discovery, Meurthe-et-Moselle proposes countless unusual and captivating activities. You’re sure to find new and surprising ways of having fun. Take a flight in a hot-air balloon, or learn to do gold-leaf illumination. A kaleidoscope of amazing experiences that stimulates all the senses is waiting for you.

    Such varied activities – often highly original, sometimes offbeat – enable visitors to appreciate the talents and passions found in Meurthe-et-Moselle. From the magic of glassmaking, to a lesson in illumination via bead-and-sequin embroidery, and the famous point de Lunéville technique, Meurthe-et-Moselle has more than one trick in its bag, including excursions by (motor)bike and train.

    Contact

    MEURTHE & MOSELLE TOURISME
    14 rue Majorelle
    54000 NANCY
    Tel: 03 83 94 51 90

 
 

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