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
pl. de la Halle
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.
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..
r. du Bourg
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
Ibis Budget - the smart choice for both business and leisure travellers! Our modern, comfortable room can accommodate up to 3 people, with a shower, toilet, and flat-screen TV, all at an affordable price. And in the morning, help yourself to our all-..
19 Rue Etoile F - 55000 Bar-le-Duc
We look forward to welcoming guests to our attractive hotel, set in the heart of Lorraine. With a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, the Hôtel Bertrand is a comfortable holiday retreat offering excellent service. The hotel has been tastefully decorate..
132 boulevard 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.