Pont-à-Mousson

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownPont-à-Mousson
Insee code54431
Postcode54700
Latitude48.9032900
Longitude6.0548680
AltitudeFrom 172 to 382 meters
Surface21.60 km²
Population15238 inhabitants
Density705 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelMaidières at 1.4 km (4 min)
Chief townNancy (at 30 km, 31 min)Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson at 2.7 km (5 min)
DepartmentMeurthe-et-MoselleMontauville at 3 km (5 min)
RegionLorraineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Pont-à-Mousson the heart of Lorraine, is a commercial and industrial center alive and vibrant. Pont-à-Mousson is currently the 4th largest city in Meurthe-et-Moselle. Chef lieu de canton, it is also a commercial and industrial hub of international reputation and is the world center of ductile iron pipe and halogen lighting.

History: The town takes its name from the Moussson Hill, which overlooks the bridge and allowing access. Its real founder was Thibaut 2nd (1239-1291), Comte de Bar Mousson and that building a castle on the left bank, attracted people from surrounding villages. In 1431, Pont-à-Mousson was united to the Duchy of Lorraine. But it is in the following century the city was to acquire a European reputation. In 1572, in fact, the Cardinal of Lorraine Charles founded a university. In the 17th century, the University of Pont-à-Mousson grew rapidly to count up to 2000 students from all European countries. In 1768, the University was moved to Nancy and the city retained a college and a renowned military school. Destroyed during the war of 30 years, occupied in 1814, moved in 1870, bombed in 1914, she was again damaged in 1944, before being released by the U.S. First Army of General Patton.

Altitude 180 m - 300 km from Paris - Access Highway Nancy-Metz - Thionville connected to all European motorways - Railway Métrolor between Metz and Nancy - Airport Louvigny 10 minutes. Lorraine TGV station 10 minutes.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Abbey Premonstratensian:
  • Built in the 18th century, the abbey Premonstratensian stands at the center of a park that runs along the Moselle. This monument is a wonderful example of monastic architecture of the era, both in proportions and ornament, as evidenced by the impressive staircase.
  • Extensive restoration work has helped the foundation in 1964 the cultural center of Prémontrés. Exhibitions, conferences, seminars, concerts, dance and theater ... Tel: +33 3 83 81 10 32. The alternate schedule appointments more varied. It currently houses the Regional Tourism Committee and the Regional Natural Park of Lorraine.
  • The Wire Museum of Paper:
  • Collection of items made of paper mache.
  • Presentation of the imaging Pont-à-Mousson.
  • Other objects of worship, witness the intense religious life Pont-à-Mousson at the time of radiation of the university.
  • A room devoted to the history of smelters mark 150 years since the regional life.
  • Open daily except Tuesday from May 1 to September 30. From 14h to 18h and Sundays from 10am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm. From October 1 to April 30 from 14h to 17h.

For further information: Tel: +33 3 83 87 80 14.

  • The Brewers of Lorraine
  • The brewery produces beers natural fermentation and high quality, respecting the tradition of Lorraine.
  • Guided tour Friday at 17h and by appointment for groups over 20 people from the brewery: discovery of manufacturing principles.
  • Address: 3 rue du Bois le Prêtre

For further information: Tel: +33 3 83 80 02 64.

  • The main courtyard of the former University Lorraine (1572 - 1768):
  • It is the only witness to the whole university built on the right bank of the Moselle. Begun in 1574 under the reign of Charles III, it was completed by his son Duke Henry II in 1608 in the style of the Renaissance. Following the transfer of the university in Nancy in 1768, the buildings sheltered successively the Royal Military School, founded by Louis XVI, then college and high school Pont-à-Mousson, burned in September 1944. The walls were all preserved and restored to its original state in 1952.
  • The courtyard is the ornament that bears the school since 1980, the name of the Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette, a student and a university professor, discoverer in 1673 of the sources of the Mississippi.
  • From the 13th century, Pont-à-Mousson is a thriving commercial town before becoming an intellectual center with the creation of the first university in Lorraine in 1572, renowned throughout Europe. As a prestigious past, the city retains a remarkable architectural heritage, the place Duroc to the triangular shape so original, surrounded by arcaded houses of the 15th and 16th and 18th centuries the town hall and the old abbey Prémontrés; the Gothic church Saint Martin and Saint Laurent, and at random from the streets of downtown beautiful Renaissance facades like the mint, which houses the museum Au Fil du Papier.
  • Port de Plaisance.
  • Big Blue.
  • Area campers.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Pont-à-Mousson
Information pointsTourist Office of Pont-à-Mousson
Leisure centresMuseum Au fil du papier
MonumentsAbbey of the Prémontrés,   Church Saint-Laurent,   Church Saint-Martin,   House of the Sept-Péchés-capitaux
Performance hallsEspace Montrichard

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Beach Volleyball: May
  • Fair Beef: in June
  • The Summer: every Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August
  • The Monsoon Summer: August
  • Unpacking Saint Martin
  • Christmas market: in December
  • Arcadies
  • Day sailing

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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Outdoor activities, water sports and leisureEntertainmentFrom 10 € to 90 €Frouard (16.3 km)

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PHOTOS

View of the church of Saint-MartinView of the church of Saint-Martin
 
Virtual Premonstratensian abbeyVirtual Premonstratensian abbey

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WEATHER

Monday 22 December
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Tuesday 23 December
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Wednesday 24 December
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RESTAURANTS

 
Crêperie restaurantLa Galette d'Or   NEW
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French cuisine restaurantLes Tuileries  
8.6
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Nestled in an oasis of greenery, the restaurant is an invitation Les Tuileries quiet, refinement and delicacy in the heart of the Lorraine countryside. The hosts welcome you in a charming...
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French cuisine restaurantCampanile Metz Sud - Jouy aux Arches  
6.4
Jouy-aux-Arches
CHIC AND COSY-restaurant Campanile Metz Jouy-Aux-Arches offers a delicious moment in a framework for a more comfortable atmosphere, modern and bright. BUFFET OR CARD - Discover the...
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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsLa maison d'Angéline    
9.2
Arry
Between Metz and Nancy in the heart of the charming village of arry overlooking the valley of the Moselle Lorraine our beautiful house of character of the 18th you will receive. On...
Located 10.2 km from Pont-à-Mousson60 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsChambres d'hotes le gite du passant    
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Arry
Half-board. The top of the Arry, On our patio, we sit. And we contemplate the valley, delighted. This spectacle before our wondering eyes. We do not know if it's time. The air we breathe...
Located 10.2 km from Pont-à-MoussonFrom 50 € to 80 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChateau de morey    
9.1
Belleau
Situated between Metz and Nancy in the heart of Lorraine. Selected by the Michelin Guide since 2007 Mirabelle 2007 Award (best reception, presented by the hosts). At the edge of the...
Located 11.6 km from Pont-à-MoussonFrom 90 € to 100 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsGite le gite du passant   NEW
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If you are on foot, by bicycle, motorbike or car, with your children or our pets welcome Gite du Passant ! In a former restaurant converted for you beautiful country cottage in nostalgic...
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House for 3 personsStudio neuf 2/3 pers. À 20 mn de Metz  
9.4
Gorze
Ideal for a couple or couple with child. Availability : see schedule ((for information : we also have a cottage that provides substantially the same benefits (Ad: 47571 : Available...
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House for 5 personsGites de la Seille Lorraine Albizia  
8.8
Létricourt
Comfortable cottage for 5 people, at least 30 minutes from Nancy, a city of Art Nouveau, Place Stanislas (World Heritage of Unesco)..., and Metz, a city of charm, (cathedral Saint Etienne...
Located 17.9 km from Pont-à-MoussonFrom 300 € to 390 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
196 places over 2,1 haLes Boucles de la Moselle    
9.2
Liverdun
Our friendly team is at hand to make sure you have a relaxing stay. Our campsite, with pool, is located in a natural setting along the banks of the Moselle river, just a few minutes...
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90 places over 3 haCamping de villey le sec    
7.8
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The campsite is situated on the bank of the Moselle, in a green and hilly area, 10 minutes from the A31 motorway (exit 15). You can spend one night or more on the lovely camping of...
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HOTELS

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Hôtel Restaurant Bagatelle - Hotel in Pont-à-MoussonHôtel Restaurant Bagatelle     
7.6
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Situated in the historic heart of Pont à Mousson, 2 km from the Train Station, this hotel is just a few steps from the Abbey of Prémontrés, and Place Duroc. Secure private parking and...
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Kyriad Design Enzo Pont-à-Mousson - Hotel in Pont-à-MoussonKyriad Design Enzo Pont-à-Mousson     
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Located in the centre of Pont-à-Mousson, Kyriad Design Enzo Pont-à-Mousson has a sports car-inspired décor and offers free Wi-Fi. It is 1 km from the Abbey of Prémontrés and 3 km from...
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