Things to see and do - Bar-le-Duc
Unmissable tourist sites
Bar-le-Duc Travel guide
Bar-le-Duc : Michelin's recommendations
There are two Bar-le-Ducs; the aristocratic upper town, and the lower town dating from the Merovingian era, skirted by the River Omain and the Rhone-Rhine canal. The dukes made it the capital of the Barrois region and embellished it accordingly; note the the pale stonework which gives it a certain unity. It was also the birthplace of President Raymond Poincaré, famous Marshals (Oudinot, Exelmans) and the inventor of the bicycle. Try the gooseberry jam that is de-stoned using a goose feather.
Tourist attractions Bar-le-Duc : Things to see and do
Place de la Halle F - 55000 Bar-le-Duc
Bar's aristocratic quarter, with the rue des Ducs de Bar running across it, has light-coloured stone mansions, their façades decorated with statues, trophies and gargoyles; behind them are often stately residences with courtyards and outbuildings.
Place St-Pierre F - 55000 Bar-le-Duc
Set in the south transept of St-Etienne Church, this famous statue by Ligier Richier depicts the Prince of Orange, René de Chalon, who was killed during the siege of St-Dizier in 1544. The powerful work was commissioned by his wife, who asked the scu..
Rue du Bourg F - 55000 Bar-le-Duc
In the 16C, this street became one of the most elegant in Bar-le-Duc, which is echoed by the rich façades of nos 42, 46, 49 and 51. At no 26, the façade of the Maison des Deux-Barbeaux (1618) is decorated with the busts of ladies and mermaids. On the..
Allée de la Grande Terre F - 55000 BAR LE DUC
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132 bd de La Rochelle F - 55000 Bar-le-Duc
This former grocer's shop has been transformed into a colourful, modern bistro that is thoroughly contemporary in style. The menu features beautifully presented dishes made from top quality produce.