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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Meurthe-et-Moselle

Pont-à-Mousson - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Meurthe-et-Moselle

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.9032900 (N 48° 54’ 12”)
Longitude6.0548680 (E 6° 3’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 172m to 382m
Surface area21.60 km²
Population15320 inhabitants
Density709 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNancy (30 km, 31 min)
Insee code54431
IntercommunalityCC du Bassin de Pont-À-Mousson

Nearest cities & towns

Maidières1.4 km (4 min)
Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson2.7 km (5 min)
Montauville3 km (5 min)
Atton3.4 km (5 min)
Jezainville4 km (9 min)
Mousson5.3 km (9 min)
Norroy-lès-Pont-à-Mousson5.7 km (8 min)
Lesménils6.1 km (7 min)
Loisy6.3 km (7 min)
Champey-sur-Moselle6.7 km (8 min)
Vandières7.4 km (9 min)
Bouxières-sous-Froidmont7.7 km (10 min)
Sainte-Geneviève7.9 km (10 min)
Dieulouard8 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

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

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

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities


View of the church of Saint-Martin
View of the church of Saint-Martin
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Virtual Premonstratensian abbey
Virtual Premonstratensian abbey
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Outdoor activities, water sports and leisure
Entertainment10 € to 90 € Frouard (16.3 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Saint-Jean Mountain Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Jeandelaincourt (15.2 km)
Tour of Flirey
Village visitEasy1h00Flirey (15.5 km)
Tour of Liverdun
HikeEasy2h00Liverdun (17 km)
Villey-Saint-Étienne structures
HikeEasy2h00Villey-Saint-Étienne (20 km)
Tour of Escherbruch Lake
HikeEasy30 minHam-sous-Varsberg (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals