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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
Set in the south transept of St-Etienne
15 minutes
Upper Town
Upper Town
Bar's aristocratic quarter, with the rue
90 minutes
Rue des Ducs-de-Bar
Rue des Ducs-de-Bar
A fine set of golden stone façades: at
15 minutes
Clock Tower
Clock Tower
The face of the 14C clock has been
30 minutes
Bar-le-Duc Regional Museum
Bar-le-Duc Regional Museum
The archeological collections, ranging
60 minutes
Place Saint-Pierre
Place Saint-Pierre
Dominated by the elegant façade of
15 minutes