Feel the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere emanating from the timber frame houses in the Alsatian villages, come and admire the blue line of the Vosges and the unique Art-Nouveau heritage in Place Stanislas in Nancy, as well as the prestigious vineyards of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wine.
Traditional Jura mountain village
Houses in the Jura Mountains are robust and hardy, built in an environment where wood is the material of choice.
In 1452 the chancellor Nicolas Rolin and his wife opened a hospital here to treat the poor.
Place Stanislas in Nancy
At the centre, sits the statue of Stanislas Leszczynski, Duke of Lorraine, who created this square to honour the glory of his son-in-law, King Louis XV.
Emperor William II restored this burnt-down fortress in 1623. France reclaimed it. It overlooks the Alsace plains, les Vosges and the Black Forest.
Dating back to the Middle Ages and destroyed during the German occupation, the chapel was rebuilt by Le Corbusier.
Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks
In the 18th century, there was a salt tax known as "la gabelle". The royal family industrialised the production of salt on this site.
Did you know?
The Château de Lunéville is often nicknamed the "Versailles of Lorrain" as it took inspiration from the palace of Louis XIV. We owe it to Germain Boffrand, who studied under Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Understated and elegant, it is a beautiful example of 18th century architecture and landscaping.