Lorraine places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Lorraine region. See also our Lorraine travel guide.

Bar-le-Duc (Meuse)

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

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Bitche (Moselle)

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The citadel in Bitche is very interesting, with videos explaining the history and sieges of the town

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Metz (Moselle)

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As well as the cathedral it is the grand squares surrounded by 18th century townhouses that are among the highlights of your visit to Metz

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Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle)

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Rather overlooked as a tourist destination, the centre of Nancy around Place Stanislaus is impressive enough to be classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are several high quality museums!

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Rodemack (Moselle)

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The medieval centre in the fortified village of Rodemack make it one of the most beautiful villages in the Lorraine region

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Saint-Quirin (Moselle)

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The centre of the small village of Saint-Quirin is very pleasant to explore, then take the cobbled path that leads to a small chapel above the village

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Verdun (Meuse)

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War memorials are the centre of most visits to Verdun, scene of some of the most terrible battles in the First World War, but don't overlook the cathedral and the citadel

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For more information see the Lorraine guide


Tourist attractions to visit in Lorraine

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...


Muséum-aquarium de Nancy

UNESCO world heritage sites

Longwy ville neuve (Vauban fortifications)

Place Stanislas, Nancy: Tourist guide

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Bar-le-Duc: Tourist guide

Bitche: Tourist guide




Regional Natural Parcs


Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Bar-le-Duc: Tourist guide

Metz: Tourist guide

Nancy: Tourist guide

Neufchateau: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Bar-le-Duc: Tourist guide


Ville d'etape


4* Towns in Bloom


Bitche: Tourist guide



Metz: Tourist guide

Nancy: Tourist guide





Zoo or wildlife park

Parc animalier de Sainte-Croix

Parc zoologique d'Amnéville