The Meurthe-et-Moselle is known for its history and its culture. Discover the towns and villages of this region and escape for a real cultural trip. The Meurthe-et-Moselle hosts many events, outdoor activities and is a paradise of relaxation. The department is located in Lorraine and is so named because of the two rivers that cross the region: the Meurthe and the Moselle.
This department has many forests. In the north lies the city of Longwy, famous for its pottery. It is the ideal starting point to explore the area around Pont-à-Mousson. Around Toul, you will find many vineyards and exclusive wines. South of the Meurthe-et-Moselle, there are many green areas, beautiful castles and the famous Zion Hill.
The Meurthe-et-Moselle has many beautiful buildings from the 18th century. This is a good example of the French Baroque style. You will also find many parks where you can walk or cycle. The landscape of the area is very nice, surrounded by large tracts of forests and countless rivers. You can relax in the Lorraine Natural Park and many activities outdoors or in water. You can also go on an adventure in Adventure Park, an adventure park in Badonviller. Bungee jumping, flying or walk, everything is possible!
In the south of the department you find the town of Baccarat, a small town with a big name. Baccarat has a worldwide reputation in the field of the crystal. You can find all the techniques used to shape this particular glass, in the Crystal Museum. The Meurthe-et-Moselle is known for its festivals and events. Take part in the celebrations of the Saint-Nicolas, chat with writers at Paper Place, laugh and weep at the Italian Film Festival of Villerupt and enjoy the open air opera. Yet the most important event of the region is the "Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons". This is the largest balloon festival in the world, it lasts 10 days and is on the former airbase Chambly. Please do not miss this international event!
You certainly know the famous Place Stanislas, the pedestrian square in the heart of Nancy surrounded by baroque buildings that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In addition to having many museums, the city also offers access to beautiful gardens and parks. It is a haven of peace where you can taste the gastronomic delights of the department.
In the evening, there are many activities to do in Meurthe-et-Moselle. The Opéra de Nancy is worth seeing and you can also go bowling at Nancy Magic Bowling. During the day you can swim in the pool or visit the Nancy Aquarium with tropical fish and marine mammals.
While enjoying a snack and a drink, enjoy your holidays in Meurthe-et-Moselle. Regional products are plentiful and delicious. You will find bergamot products or plum and macarons that are a specialty of the region. The famous quiche Lorraine, accompanied by a craft beer or a glass of wine will fill you!