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Bar-le-Duc

Interesting
Bar-le-Duc
The Essential
Interesting
There are two Bar-le-Ducs; the aristocratic upper town, and the lower town dating from the Merovingian era, skirted by the River Omain and the Rhone-Rhine canal. The dukes made it the capital of the Barrois region and embellished it accordingly; note the the pale stonework which gives it a certain unity. It was also the birthplace of President Raymond Poincaré, famous Marshals (Oudinot, Exelmans) and the inventor of the bicycle. Try the gooseberry jam that is de-stoned using a goose feather.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bar-le-Duc

Le Transi Le Transi
Le Transi
Set in the south transept of St-Etienne
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Bar-le-Duc Upper Town Bar-le-Duc Upper Town
Bar-le-Duc Upper Town
The upper town of Bar-le-Duc is an
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Rue des Ducs-de-Bar Rue des Ducs-de-Bar
Rue des Ducs-de-Bar
Once the "grande rue" of the upper town,
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Grangettes Viewpoint
Grangettes Viewpoint
The view is superb, from the Marbot
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Place Saint-Pierre
Place Saint-Pierre
Dominated by the elegant façade of the
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Church of Notre-Dame
Church of Notre-Dame
Visitors should not miss the Christ on
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