Bar-le-Duc tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: In the upper town of Bar-le-Duc you can find good examples of both medieval and renaissance style houses

Bar-le-Duc is situated in the Meuse department and Grand-Est region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bar-le-Duc. For detailed visitor information see the Bar-le-Duc travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Bar-le-Duc include "recommended detour", "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Bar-le-Duc is as a tourist destination!

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bar-le-Duc in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Verdun at 46 km and Domremy-le-Pucelle at 52 km.

Bar-le-Duc, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 37 km (direction south), in the Haute-Marne department

Garden enthusiasts will want to visit Joinville to see the extensive gardens of the...

See Joinville guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-east)

War memorials are the centre of most visits to Verdun, scene of some of...

See Verdun guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vosges department

The village of Domrémy-la-Pucelle is known because it was the birthplace of Joan of...

See Domremy-le-Pucelle guide

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Markets in and near Bar-le-Duc

Market days in Bar-le-Duc: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday;

  • Bar-le-Duc: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Revigny-sur-Ornain: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Ligny-en-Barrois: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Sermaize-les-Bains: market Sunday (18km)
  • Saint-Dizier: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Saint-Mihiel: market Saturday (31km)
  • Commercy: market Monday & Friday (31km)
  • Wassy: market Thursday (34km)
  • Sainte-Menehould: market Monday (41km)
  • Vitry-le-Francois: market Thursday & Saturday all day (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Bar-le-Duc, France

What to do at Bar-le-Duc? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bar-le-Duc.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Commercy (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de G. de Tréves (10km)
  • Parc de la Varenne (11km)
  • Le jardin de mon moulin (35km)
  • Le château du grand jardin (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Der-Chantecoq (37km)
  • Foret de la Reine (45km)
  • Cotes de Meuse (56km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Ligny-en-Barrois (15km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Beaulieu-en-Argonne (30km)
  • Haussignemont (31km)

Geography and distances

Bar-le-Duc is in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Meuse department (general information: Bar-le-Duc is 206 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bar-le-Duc

Canton: Bar-le-Duc

Arrondissement: Bar-le-Duc

Department: Meuse

Region: Lorraine

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 55000

Distance to Bar-le-Duc

from Bar-le-Duc (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 206 km

from Calais: 339 km

from Nice: 586 km

from Bordeaux: 618 km

from Strasbourg: 191 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bar-le-Duc from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Behonne, Chardogne, Combles-en-Barrois, Fains-Veel, Longeville-en-Barrois, Naives-Rosieres, Resson, Savonnieres-Devant-Bar, Tannois and Vavincourt.

This page in French: Visiter Bar-le-Duc