Not-to-be-missed summer events, sound and light shows revisit Lorraine’s history while highlighting the exceptional settings where they take place. These free events are great ideas for an outing to enjoy the long summer evenings. Discover the 4 must-see shows of the summer.
The golden, flavourful mirabelle plum is the star of the summer in Lorraine. While the harvesting of the fully-ripened fruit bursting with sunshine is in full swing in the orchards, Metz celebrates with a festival in its honour. It’s a perfect time for a holiday in Lorraine discovering a fruit that lives up to its generous reputation.
1,000 hot-air balloons, 3,000 pilots and crew members, 400,000 visitors: Mondial Air Ballons is an international event held every other year, bringing together more than 70 countries. The 15th edition takes place from 21 to 30 July 2017.
Former professional racing cyclist Pascal Lance passionately recalls the stages in Lorraine of “La Grande Boucle”. For 17 years now, he drives a director’s car for the Tour de France cycling race.
His humble Vosges roots are etched in his heart, while his eyes shine with the brilliant, fresh subjects that bring never-ending wonder. Meet Vincent Munier, the legendary wildlife photographer.
The people of Lorraine adore their local gourmet treats, and they love to share them: with friends at a restaurant, during a cocktail party with colleagues or when travelling abroad. On your holiday in Lorraine, discover the best places to try the 3 must-taste sweet specialities of the region, and meet their passionate producers.
A visit to Metz is a must to experience the magic of Christmas. Beginning on 18 November, the soft aromas of cinnamon, spices and pine fill the streets of this vibrant city.
Saint Nicholas is the subject of many legends. Known for his generosity, the patron saint of the Lorraine people is celebrated here with fervour. In Nancy, Louise carries on the tradition.
It’s 6 a.m. We’re meeting Pierre at the Refuge du Sotré in Xonrupt-Longemer. Then we’ll set off on the Crest Road for an encounter with chamois.
9 p.m. on Nonsard beach. Silence begins to settle. The last of the walkers have returned to the fold, the final swimmers have deserted the beach. A sailing boat returns to port, silently gliding on the water.