Saint-Quirin

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownSaint-Quirin
Insee code57623
Postcode57560
Latitude48.6097720
Longitude7.0647720
AltitudeFrom 282 to 897 meters
Surface53.34 km²
Population875 inhabitants
Density16 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsVasperviller at 2.6 km
Chief townMetz (at 141 km, 93 min)Lafrimbolle at 3.7 km
DepartmentMoselleAbreschviller at 3.8 km
RegionLorraineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Geography:

Located on the borders of the departments of the Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, the Vosges and the Lower Rhine, the common Saint-Quirin, with its hamlet of Lettenbach, is the largest department. Parish Saint-Quirin, the "larger parish", extends over four municipalities: Saint-Quirin, Métairies-Saint-Quirin, and Turquestein Vasperviller.

The historical roots:

At later times, Gauls, Celts and Romans lived in this place, protected by the Donon mountain dedicated to the mythological gods. Saint-Quirin is named Quirinus, military tribune of Rome, martyred in 132 under Emperor Hadrian. Its precious relics, made in 1050 by Geppa, sister of Pope Leo IX Alsace-Lorraine, is kept in the priory church. In 1123 was consecrated by Cardinal Cunon, papal legate, and by the Bishop of Metz, Stephen Cardinal of Bar, the new Romanesque church adjoining the priory. From the 15th century, the abbey of Marmoutier (Alsace) owner of the land, decided to establish a glass industry in the hamlet of Lettenbach. Louis the 15th granted to this flourishing manufactures the privilege of wearing the title of "Manufacture Royale" in recognition of the quality of its products which rivaled those imported from Bohemia. This glass disappears in 1844, the surviving buildings are occupied by a "Specialized Children's Home."

Tourist Office of Saint-Quirin: Tel: +33 3 87 08 08 56. Town hall Saint-Quirin: Tel: +33 3 87 08 60 34.


SIGHTSEEING

Looking through Saint-Quirin, you will be surprised by his priory church dating from 1722, topped by three towers, two onions triple bulb, which has a silhouette and features a typically baroque masterpiece unique historical monument: the organ factor of the famous Jean-André Silbermann (1746). Since its restoration in 1969, the "Friends of Silbermann Organs" Marmoutier Saint-Quirin and organize every year in the music days during the months of July and August. Bypassing the priory, the present parsonage, you will find below "the miraculous fountain" that heals "scrofula" (skin diseases). Each year, during five processions, the relics of St. Quirin are brought to the priory church at the Upper Chapel, a 12th century Romanesque building located on the plateau overlooking the village. Many faithful follow the pilgrimage of Ascension Day and participate that day in a fair attested from 1471 in the bustling streets of the village. The chapel of glassmakers, lovely rococo building, built in 1756 to Lettenbach, has a remarkable onion dome and a set of stained glass folk art. The beauty of the surrounding nature, the treasures locked in his church, its long history, many legends and its source "miraculous" Saint-Quirin make a place of pilgrimage and tourism.

To attract tourists, Saint-Quirin, ranked among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", "Green Station Vacation", "Marianne d'Or" in 1984, did much to offer. Its environment favors relaxation: the trails of the local Vosges Club, biking and equestrian trails attract walkers or hiking. The vast forest estate lends itself to observation of big game hunters or pleasure; food lovers in search of berries and other delicious wild berries; mycologists make their paradise. It is also possible to fish in the pond.

Located on Forest Road Four Roads, at a place called "William Cross", extends an archaeological site, witness to a civilization from the 1st to the 3rd century.

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Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Quirin

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Five translations of the relics of St. Quirinus, including that of Ascension Day, which attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors for the great fair.

The international festival of walks which drains more than 14 000 walkers on the weekend of Pentecost.

The night march of monks, Saint-Quirin / Marmoutier, the 2nd Saturday in May

The Festival of Seven Roses concert series in July-August.

The gourmand late August.

The Pilgrimage of the Assumption of Our Lady of Hor.

The Feast of St. Therese Vasperviller, 1st Sunday of October.

Masses of St. Hubert in November, the priory church and the chapel of Glass.

The Christmas market with its unique advent calendar 1st weekend of Advent.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Farms-Saint-Quirin: Métairies-Saint-Quirin has the distinction of being formed by a set of five hamlets: Cubolot, Upper Gueisse, Pre-Round, and Heille Halmoze. It has the area of ​​the chapel of Our Lady of Hor, baroque 18th century, built on the site of a Gallo-Roman temple, shrine.

Vasperviller: besides the Sainte-Claire, ancient temple, you will discover the Church of St. Therese of Lisieux, very modern building. It houses a unique staircase, a family tree of Christ, and an ecumenical memorial of victims of deportation.

Up the valley of the Saar to the White Donon, stretches for several kilometers from the town-Turquestein Blancrupt, former stronghold of the lords of Turquestein. The Chapel of Our Lady of Deliverance, built on an ancient Celtic shrine, in 1756.

The circuit of 7 Roses, pedestrian route that will show you the roses 7, (7 churches and chapels), the site of William Cross, the GR5.

Additional attractions and tourism opportunities:

Nature: Other circular walking free and secure, well marked, easy trails on family cycling or mountain sports (Col du Donon) or mountain biking, fishing for the day (local pond), sports courses in the trees, wildlife park Ste Cross (deer in semi-liberty and even wolves, bears, and others).

Cultural Tourism: Gallo-Roman sites; Chagall stained glass and tapestry Sarrebourg; tourist trips: steam train Abreschviller on a 6 km trail, boat lift on the canal from the Marne to the Rhine (boating); canopy area : art glass and crystal size, fine dining and local specialties.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Technical course on the Artistic TradesCraft80 €Baccarat (30 km)
Visit a jewellery designers’ galleryCraftFrom 0 € to 3 €Baccarat (30 km)

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WEATHER

Tuesday 30 September
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Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C
Wednesday 1 October
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Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 2 October
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Petite Auberge  
8.3
Lorquin
GO TO LORQUIN - Discover the Petite Auberge, located 10 minutes from Lorquin Sarrebourg near Center Parcs ' Domaine des Trois Forêts. You will not regret visiting. A PASSIONATE COUPLE...
Located 8.3 km from Saint-Quirin 
Italian restaurantLa Piazza  
8.2
Sarrebourg
Viva Italia! - After a long day of work, you feel the need to enjoy pizza, mozzarella and other delights Alpine? At the heart of the city of Sarrebourg, your steps will be guided by...
Located 14.3 km from Saint-Quirin23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantParc hotel
Wangenbourg-Engenthal
Family restaurant located in the heart of the largest forest in Alsace, where the cuisine is a blend of tradition and modernity.
Located 17.9 km from Saint-QuirinFrom 20 € to 45 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsLe jardin de marie    
9.2
Vasperviller
In a lovely green setting close to the land of lakes at the foot of the Vosges our guest rooms welcome you for a stay or overnight.
Located 2.8 km from Saint-Quirin55 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes du Chant des Sources    
10
Wangenbourg-Engenthal
Nearby Strasbourg and the Alsace Wine Route. The guest house Chant des Sources is a new traditional house warmly decorated with local materials, especially wood immense surrounding...
Located 17.8 km from Saint-QuirinFrom 48 € to 58 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres et tables d'hôtes de Salm    
9.7
La Broque
The Principality of Salm, located 640 m above sea level, between forests and rivers cascading, Françoise and Alain welcome you in the middle of nature. Discover the old school of Salm...
Located 18.1 km from Saint-Quirin51 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 8 personsChalet 'La Fuste' à Saint Quirin   NEW
Saint-Quirin
Comfortable cottage can accommodate 8 people : 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, terrace... Nearby hiking trails and bike paths. Stunning views over the village of Saint Quirin classified...
Located in Saint-QuirinFrom 600 € to 750 € per week 
House for 4 personsLes ecureuils  
9.4
Abreschviller
- Cottage for 4/ 6 people. Ground floor apartment with separate entrance, adjoining the owner's home, located in a valley at the foot of the Donon, quiet and relaxing, close to the...
Located 4.3 km from Saint-QuirinFrom 250 € to 300 € per week 
Chalet for 4 personsChalet bio-écologique contemporain  
8.4
Hommert
Lodging bioecological comfortable and bright, with beautiful view, the heart of a small village in the middle of the Moselle nature. Very quiet. Visit the nearby Alsace and different...
Located 10.5 km from Saint-QuirinFrom 265 € to 365 € per week 

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HOTELS

Les Cigognes - Hotel in Saint-QuirinLes Cigognes     
8.3
Abreschviller
Located in Abreschviller, just 500 metres from the tourist train's station, Les Cigognes offers a garden, and guests are invited to relax by the heated, indoor swimming pool or on the...
Located 3.8 km from Saint-QuirinRoom from 70 €
Auberge du Bel Air - Hotel in Saint-QuirinAuberge du Bel Air     
7.7
Abreschviller
Located in Abrechviller, just a 20-minute drive from Sarrebourg and Chagall’s stained glass windows, Auberge du Bel Air offers a restaurant. The Chasse de la Petite-Pierre National...
Located 5 km from Saint-QuirinRoom from 63 €
Center Parcs - Domaine des Trois Forets - Hotel in Saint-QuirinCenter Parcs - Domaine des Trois Forets    
8.1
Hattigny
Set within a 350-hectare forest, Center Parcs- Domaine des Trois Forets offers a water park with a wave pool, hot tubs and waterslides. Minigolf, bowling, archery and horse riding are...
Located 5.1 km from Saint-QuirinRoom from 175 €

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ibis Styles Metz Centre Gare
The ibis Styles Metz Centre Gare hotel is located a 10-minute walk from the historic quarter and 200 metres from Metz Train Station. It offers guest rooms...
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