Château de Lunéville

Lunéville, France

The Château de Lunéville, which had belonged to the Dukes of Lorraine since the thirteenth century, was rebuilt as “the Versailles of Lorraine” by Duke Léopold from 1703 to 1723, from designs of Pierre Bourdict and Nicolas Dorbay and then of the architect Germain Boffrand, whose masterwork it became. It became the home of King Stanisław Leszczyński, last duke of Lorraine and Bar.

Lunéville was listed as a Monument historique in 1901 and by successive ordinances; its princely apartments are looked after by the Ministry of Defence while the structure is the responsibility of the Conseil départemental de Meurthe-et-Moselle.

On the night of 2 to 3 January 2003, a fire broke out that ravaged the château to the extent that the plaster vault of the chapelle royale collapsed. Passing through the attics, the fire destroyed the roof over much of the structure. The restoration of the building and its decors is under way.



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Founded: 1703-1723
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Mark Bennett (14 months ago)
Really nice town. Very relaxing place
Orfeo Tracio (2 years ago)
Do not pay the entry ticket (11euros) since you will be not able to visit the castle. Inside only 4 rooms are available and are mostly empty. If you are in Lunéville have a look to the exterior and the park (both beautiful and free)
mitul khandokar (2 years ago)
It was a very beautiful day of autumn. Leaves were all yellowish orange and the sun was shining bright. Made the whole experience even more beautiful.
Štefica Bedeniković Vučetić (2 years ago)
Beautifull place
Gghj Baum (3 years ago)
Very nice outside. Not alot to see inside. Beatiful garden.
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