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Commercy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Meuse

Municipality of nearly 6,000 inhabitants, Commercy takes place in the Meuse, in the Grand Est region. It is located about forty kilometers from Nancy, thirty kilometers from Bar-le-Duc and about fifty kilometers from Verdun.

Located in the former Lorraine, Commercy was born as a city in the 9th century. Former imperial tax center, the town enjoyed a certain status and then housed an imperial palace. Passed from hands to hands over the centuries, it experienced an important economic boom in the nineteenth century with the arrival of the railway linking Paris to Strasbourg.

Today very touristy, the city of Commercy seduce the amateurs of old stones as well as the gastronomes. The town is known for its madeleine, culinary specialty born in the eighteenth century at the court of Stanislas, then Duke of Lorraine and former King of Poland. It owes its name to the maid who invented it.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.7638020 (N 48° 45’ 50”)
Longitude5.5923480 (E 5° 35’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 225m to 382m
Surface area35.37 km²
Population6084 inhabitants
Density172 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBar-le-Duc (25 mi, 40 min)
Insee code55122
IntercommunalityCC de Commercy - Void - Vaucouleurs
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Vignot1.4 mi (4 min)
Euville2.2 mi (7 min)
Boncourt-sur-Meuse3.5 mi (9 min)
Pont-sur-Meuse4.2 mi (11 min)
Vadonville4.3 mi (9 min)
Lérouville4.6 mi (12 min)
Sorcy-Saint-Martin5.2 mi (13 min)
Laneuville-au-Rupt5.3 mi (10 min)
Void-Vacon5.7 mi (11 min)
Ménil-la-Horgne6.1 mi (13 min)
Frémeréville-sous-les-Côtes6.2 mi (12 min)
Mécrin6.2 mi (14 min)
Saint-Julien-sous-les-Côtes6.2 mi (15 min)
Sampigny6.3 mi (12 min)
Chonville-Malaumont7.1 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Also called Castle Stanislas, the castle of Commercy is now classified as Historic Monuments. Former residence of Louis XV's father-in-law, Stanislas Leszczynski, it dates from the 18th century. Always in excellent condition, the building presents a courtyard of honor framed by common and, in the extension, the main building with two wings in return of square. It now houses the services of the town hall, the municipal library and various administrations.

Walking through the town, you can admire other buildings classified as Historic Monuments, the old town hall, the priory of Breuil, the Malard pharmacy and its Nancy style schoolhouse, or Wynter Castle Mid-eighteenth century.

Do not miss the church of St. Pantaleon, or the street of the Jews and its houses with colorful facades. Various chapels of great interest also take place in the city, such as the Jeanne-d'Arc chapel, or the funerary chapel of the Marquise de Carcano built in the early 1920s.

The forest of Commercy is ideal for a walk with family or for outdoor activities. You can also see a 200 year old cormier classified as a remarkable tree and reaching 35 meters in height.

The municipal museum of Commercy is dedicated to ceramics and ivory. The site has the second collection of ivories from France and takes place in an Art Deco style building. Inside, one can admire the legacies of Dr. Boyer, also composed of ancient weapons, paintings or porcelains.

It is possible to visit several madeleine factories to discover the secrets of making the great culinary specialty of the city.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Commercy market is held on Mondays and Fridays morning. The city also offers a Christmas market at St. Nicholas.

In March, the city hosts a carnival for a few days.

The Edge of the Scene Festival is held in June at the Museum of Ceramics and Ivory. You can discover a show for children, concerts or original tours of the site.

At the beginning of July, Stan will celebrate his Madeleine.

Every Saturday at 9 pm, Stanislas Castle hosts Summer at Stan with various concerts throughout the summer.

Fireworks and a ball are offered on July 13 to celebrate National Day.

Summer Festival Chez Stan
Exhibition Materials and Objects


Tourist Office of the Pays de Commercy Stanislas castle
Tourist Office of the Pays de Commercy Stanislas castle
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Art Nouveau building
Art Nouveau building
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Place Calmet
Place Calmet
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Interpretation Space
Interpretation Space
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Priory of Breuil
Priory of Breuil
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Old Rectory
Old Rectory
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Former laundrette
Former laundrette
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Music Conservatory
Music Conservatory
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Stanislas Castle
Stanislas Castle
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Church of St. Pantaleon
Church of St. Pantaleon
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Rue du neighborhood parish
Rue du neighborhood parish
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Saturday 22 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 30°C
Sunday 23 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 34°C
Monday 24 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 36°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

House of truffles and truffle in Boncourt-sur-Meuse.

Town Hall and careers Euville.


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage Tour - Discovering Saint-Mihiel
HikeEasy50 minSaint-Mihiel (8.9 mi)
Tour of Flirey
Village visitEasy1h00Flirey (13.9 mi)
Cycling Sion
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate6h50Toul (15.1 mi)
Villey-Saint-Étienne structures
HikeEasy2h00Villey-Saint-Étienne (17.8 mi)
Tour of Liverdun
HikeEasy2h00Liverdun (21 mi)


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