Between the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire was long Bar-le-Duc capital of an independent state: the Duchy of Barrois.
City capital of the department of Meuse, coupled with Griesheim and Gyönk, Bar-le-Duc is located in lush greenery and 200 km from Paris. It is surrounded by forests, crossed by the river Ornain and served by the TGV East European and Canal Marne au Rhin.
Bar-le-Duc is the "Capital of the currant. The seeded red currant jam to the quill pen, a tradition unique in the world since 1344, is nicknamed the? Caviar bar.
Since 2003, Bar-le-Duc joined the National Network of Cities and Countries of Art and History, known for its archaeological remains and the beauty of its architecture dating from the Renaissance ...
It has a remarkable heritage, particularly through the neighborhood of the Upper Town. You will find many famous monuments such as the college Gilles de Treves, Marbeaumont Castle, the Clock Tower, or the Church of Saint-Etienne.
The museum barrois, housed in the castle of the Dukes, has a multitude of parts regularly restored, enlivening the cultural space through various exhibitions.
Many associations for sporting, recreational or cultural considerably enliven the local life.
Parks of the City Hall and Marbeaumont are also the charm of the City of the Dukes ...
Bar-le-Duc offers many tourist activities such as Renaissance Strolls, allowing each summer to discover the Upper Town in all its glory, through night visits by strange animated characters ...
The area of Upper Juror also promises fabulous forest walks, and over a fitness trail. Meanwhile, the Tourist Office and Heritage Service of the City offer throughout the year for guided tours on themes rich and varied (the remarkable parks and gardens, bridges Bar-le-Duc, historical monuments, etc. .. .).
Youth barisienne has a suitable offer in terms of leisure. Thus, community centers and recreational programs tailored their concoct and fun for school holidays unforgettable. During the school, several devices like the recreation center of the Federation and sports schools allow them to flourish in various activities outside of school ...
Bar-le-Duc City is fortunate to have a National Theatre to the delight of users of its municipal theater.
In addition to quality cultural facilities, the city can boast of a rich associational life with entertainment throughout the year.
Every summer, on Sundays Park offer free concerts of contemporary music who know a true popular success.
In May, the association Be Real offers a festival of new music of high quality in which artists produce national and international reputations.
Finally, how can we not talk RenaissanceS festival held every first weekend of July? Considered one of the 8 largest art festivals in the Rue de France, this national event annually attracts over 45,000 spectators! An unmissable event!
The host country of valleys Ornain and Saulx offers hiking tours of varying lengths, which can be carried by hikers, equestrian and mountain-bikers. The Belvedere Tannois, the Beautiful Fountain, the High-Juror, Lizaumont, Three Wood, etc. ... So many routes to discover the discreet charms of valleys Ornain and Saulx.