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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

The pretty Place Duroc square with its Renaissance arcaded houses is right in the centre of the town of Pont-à-Mousson.

Built in the 18th century, Prémontrés abbey today houses a cultural centre. This historical monument is in a pleasant location on the edge of the Moselle river where swans swim.

Additional information

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.

In Pont -a-Mousson, you can discover the abbey, the home of the seven deadly sins in the square, and walk near the water.

Nearby, you can visit Liverdun, a beautiful village which is ideal for walking, to get lost and wander the liking of discoveries.

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