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Pont-à-Mousson

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

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

Pont-à-Mousson the heart of Lorraine, is a living and dynamic commercial and industrial center. Pont-à-Mousson is currently the 4th largest city in Meurthe-et-Moselle. Capital of Canton, it is also a commercial and industrial hub of international reputation; is the world center of ductile iron pipe and halogen lighting.

A Pont-à-Mousson, you can see the Abbey, home of the seven deadly sins in the square, and walk by the water.

History: The town takes its name from the Hill Moussson, which dominates and bridge that provides access to it. Its real founder was Thibaut II (1239-1291), Count of Bar and Mousson, which by building a castle on the left bank, it attracted people from the surrounding villages. In 1431 Pont-à-Mousson was united to the Duchy of Lorraine. But it is in the following century that the city would acquire a European reputation. In 1572, in fact, Cardinal Charles de Lorraine founded a university. In the seventeenth 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, touched in 1870, bombed in 1914, it was damaged again in 1944, before being released by the first US Army General Patton.

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

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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

Nearby, you can visit Liverdun, a beautiful village that lends itself to strolling to get lost and a wander at the mercy of discoveries.

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