From Bar-le-Duc the ducal town to Commercy the royal town

Individual price from €45


From 9 am to 11 am: VISIT OF THE RENAISSANCE DISTRICT IN BAR-LE-DUC
Real open-air museum, the high town of Bar-le-Duc represents one of the most precious testimonies of Renaissance architecture in France. Together with a guide, you will discover the atmosphere of the era of the dukes thanks to the picturesque streets of the district, the facades of the private hotels in “place Saint-Pierre” and in “rue des Ducs de Bar”, the press room of the lords, the panoramic viewpoint of the “Grangettes” and the former market buildings. The culmination of the visit is the St. Etienne’s church, thanks to its amazing gothic architecture and to the treasures it houses: the Calvaire and the Transi – works attributed to Ligier Richier.


From 11:15 am to 12 pm: THE CURRANT JELLY HAND-SEEDED WITH A GOOSE QUILL
The Dutriez company – which produces and sells the currant jelly “À la Lorraine” – will welcome you in a convivial setting and will make you discover this unique jelly. After watching a 10-minute movie from the 1950s, you will taste this sweet ruby jelly with a spoon and you will attend a deseeding demonstration. The company also houses a shop which sells many regional products.

From 12 pm to 2 pm: COUNTRY MEAL IN ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN BAR-LE-DUC (DRINKS INCLUDED)
Quiche Lorraine – Potée Lorraine – Lettuce – Cheese plate – Mirabelle plum pie – Coffee and madeleine of Commercy –  a quarter of wine or a fruit juice or a mineral water or a beer


From 3 pm to 4 pm: GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE STANISLAW CASTLE AND THE “FER A CHEVAL” SQUARE IN COMMERCY
Guided tour of the Stanislaw castle – summer residence of the King of Poland which was rebuilt by the architects Germain Boffrand and Emmanuel Héré. The castle and the “Fer à Cheval” square stand in front of a straight avenue which leads to the forest massif. It is one of the most outstanding urban area in the East of France.


From 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm: THE MADELEINE OF COMMERCY
Visit at “La Boîte à Madeleines”.
Pastry cooks from father to son since three generations, the Zins family perpetuate the know-how of the handmade madeleines production. Since 1951, this local specialty is made with fresh products from the manufacturing principles of the Zins family. You will attend the traditional production of madeleines and then you will taste it with hot drinks.


For groups from 15 to 30 people: €48.50 per person
For groups from 31 to 50 people: €45 per person

The price includes the lunch and the guided tours as mentioned above.

This offer is available from January to December 2015.


Reservation and sale:
Tourist Office Meuse Grand Sud
Reception service – Nelly Triffaut
7 rue Jeanne d’Arc
55000 BAR-LE-DUC
Tel : +33 (0)3 29 79 11 13
Fax : +33 (0)3 29 79 21 95

 

 

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