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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Bar-le-Duc
Insee code55029
AltitudeFrom 175 to 327 meters
Surface23.62 km²
Population16811 inhabitants
Density711 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSavonnières-devant-Bar at 3.1 km (7 min)
DepartmentMeuseBehonne at 4.1 km (8 min)
RegionLorraineSearch another town


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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 ...

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Bar-le-Duc
Information pointsTourist Office of Bar-le-Duc
Leisure centresMuseum Barrois
MonumentsCastle of Marbeaumont,   Castle of the Ducs de Bar,   Church Notre-Dame,   Church Saint-Étienne
Performance hallsMunicipal Theatre of Bar-le-Duc


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.


La Cité des Ducs in all its splendor ...La Cité des Ducs in all its splendor ...
The seeding of currants to the goose: a tradition!The seeding of currants to the goose: a tradition!
The Town HallThe Town Hall
Along Ornain ...Along Ornain ...
Castle Marbeaumont (Media Jean Jeukens)Castle Marbeaumont (Media Jean Jeukens)
The Castle of the Dukes (Museum barrois)The Castle of the Dukes (Museum barrois)
The Clock Tower in Upper TownThe Clock Tower in Upper Town
Reggio Place Ville-Basse (Prefecture)Reggio Place Ville-Basse (Prefecture)
-High City and its facades: a remarkable legacy!-High City and its facades: a remarkable legacy!
Park the Hotel de VillePark the Hotel de Ville
The bridges Bar-le-Duc ...The bridges Bar-le-Duc ...
The arrival of St. Nicolas, a magical moment ...The arrival of St. Nicolas, a magical moment ...
The Festival Renaissance expatriation guaranteed!The Festival Renaissance expatriation guaranteed!



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House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hotes du barrois    
Marie-Cecile welcomes you home, in Lorraine, at Bar-le-Duc in southern Meusien or two charming comfortable rooms available to you. Close to downtown and shopping district with restaurants,...
Located in Bar-le-Duc45 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe Domaine de Hellebore    
3 bedrooms with all comfort in a quiet village typically Meuse, with garden terrace, dinner quality.
Located 22 km from Bar-le-Duc63 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsSaint Joseph des Tassons    
At the heart of the Meuse, in the guest rooms of charm, Paula and Jean-Pol Buvignier you a quality home for warmth and friendliness are the key words of your guests.
Located 25 km from Bar-le-Duc60 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsRue des Champs
Between Champagne and Barrois, close to the forest and ponds Argonne, independent house, quiet, for 4 people, with yard and fenced. Hiking and equestrian center in the village. For...
Located 21 km from Bar-le-DucFrom 280 € to 300 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîte du Presbytère  
This house of character, a former Lorraine house all newly renovated, located at the edge of the village opens its windows on the forest. Its quiet environment and comfort to help you...
Located 23 km from Bar-le-DucFrom 270 € to 390 € per week 

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ibis budget Bar le Duc - Hotel in Bar-le-Ducibis budget Bar le Duc     
The ibis budget Bar le Duc welcomes you only 3 kilometres from the historic city centre of Bar le Duc. The rooms at ibis budget Bar le Duc have air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV....
Located in Bar-le-DucRoom from 49 €
Hôtel Bertrand - Hotel in Bar-le-DucHôtel Bertrand     
We look forward to welcoming guests to our attractive hotel, set in the heart of Lorraine. With a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, the Hôtel Bertrand is a comfortable holiday retreat...
Located in Bar-le-DucRoom from 57 €
Hôtel Le Chantoiseau - Hotel in Bar-le-DucHôtel Le Chantoiseau     
Situated on a 3-hectare estate, this hotel is next to an 18th-century watermill and features refined accommodations with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and a terrace. A private pond is available...
Located 18.2 km from Bar-le-DucRoom from 85 €

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Hotel Privilège
Located 4 km from the centre of Verdun and 2 km from Mémorial de la Voie Sacrée, Hotel Privilège features a traditional restaurant, a bar and a garden....
Les Orchidees
Les Orchidees is situated 2 km from the centre of Verdun, between Metz and Reims. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and...
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