A stop in Luneville

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Flower city

I had no idea at all about what to expect from Luneville. For some reason I had made Luneville one of my main targets of this trip; I guess it was the name that triggered me and the fact that it was one of the cities on the trip that was anounced early on the road signs so I had also an anticipation that there was something to come after. Lunéville, town in the Meurthe-et-Moselle département, Lorraine région, eastern France, situated at the confluence of the Vezouze and Meurthe rivers, east-southeast of Nancy. Incorporated in the duchy of Lorraine in the 15th century, it was joined to France in 1766.

The town is mostly famous for the Treaty of Lunéville between France and Austria that was signed there in 1801. The 18th-century planned town has a fine château, inspired by Versailles, and a church built in a Rococo style has been the most important tourist attraction. Lunéville was a renowned resort in the 18th century, as well as the residence of the duke of Lorraine.

The ducal château was the residence of Stanisław I Leszczyński. It was damaged during World War II and suffered serious damage when a fire broke out in January 2003. Amongst other sights is the synagogue, that was built in 1786 thanks to Louis XVI’s express permission. The first to be built in France since the 13th century, it was classed as a Historic Monument in 1980. The town as such is not that big; there are around 20.000 inhabitants.

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Flower city
Flower city
Flowers on the rail of the bridge
Flowers on the rail of the bridge
Flowers everywhere
Flowers everywhere
Luneville
photo by: Chokk