Le Chateau de Luneville, Luneville

Le Chateau de Luneville is an architectural masterpiece from the eighteenth century. It was built as "The Versailles of Lorraine" and was classified as a historical monument in 1901.

The chateau has a series of fire accidents associated with its history. From 1719 to 1961, a total of seven major fire accidents were reported here. The fire of January 2003 destroyed two-thirds of the princely apartments belonging to the Ministry of Defence. It also damaged the entire roof of the Royal Chapel’s southeast wing. However, Le Chateau de Luneville has since been restored.

Notice the symbolic carved designs of along the main staircase. The monogram of Duke Leopold appears on the ramp. You will marvel at the carved decorations of the Chapel, which gives great prominence to plaster. The heads of angels, garlands of flowers, and even the capitals of the columns are made of plaster molding. This same technique has been used during the recent restoration. Put Le Chateau de Luneville at the forefront of your travel plans using our Luneville online vacation planner.
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  • Much of the glory that was the chateau is long gone, well before the fire in 2003. The chateau was being used as part of a military compound and very little furniture or painting remained. During...  more »
  • The outside of this castle is impressive, as are the gardens that are open to the public and can be visited without a fee. Only a very small portion of the castle itself can be entered, and this...  more »
  • A castle without any interior finishing. Expect to stroll around empty rooms with temporary exhibitions. The garden is good for a relaxing walk. If you miss the opening hours there is not much to do and only a few mediocre choices for lunch
  • Great castle. It breathes history. Grandeur de France. And all that for such a small city!!
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