Located not far from Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, the land of the Mirabelle plum and vins gris wine not only boasts a rich natural, cultural and gastronomic heritage, but also a significant historical legacy, as evidenced by the First World War memorial sites around Verdun.
A land of traditions and skills, Lorraine boasts such prestigious sites as the Baccarat and Saint-Louis crystal works, the Imagerie in Epinal and the Lunéville pottery factory. The famous Art Nouveau movement has made its mark wonderfully on Nancy city centre. A little further north, the famous city of Metz reveals its most beautiful gems, with its Gothic cathedral, romantic canals and many parks and gardens.
An ideal country holiday destination, Lorraine can also be proud of its remarkable natural environment. With their many signposted trails, the Lorraine and Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Parks are a must for anyone wishing to enjoy a hike or a botanical excursion. Lovers of relaxation meanwhile can rest and recuperate in one of Lorraine's five spa resorts. Whether you choose Amnéville-les-Thermes, Bains-les-Bains, Contrexéville, Plombières-les-Bains or Vittel, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the health benefits of their thermal waters, not to mention the many leisure activities available on site!