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Toul and Sion Hill

Between architectural marvels and natural landscapes
Along the Moselle River, not far from Sion Hill and surrounded by vineyards, it’s as if Toul were dropped in the centre of nature. Saint-Étienne Cathedral and Saint-Gengoult Collegiate Church, known for its elegant cloister and remarkable architecture, are both in the flamboyant Gothic style. Fortified by Vauban and reconstructed by Séré de Rivières, Toul has preserved its military vestiges. Stroll through the medieval town centre and admire the streets and buildings from different periods.

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Sacred Sion Hill

A lookout atop a plateau, Sion-Vaudémont Hill offers stunning views of the banks of the Moselle River and the ridges of the Vosges Mountains. Notre-Dame-de-Sion Basilica and the pilgrim’s refuge stand alongside the Cité des Paysages landscape museum, an exhibition site with workshops and activities on the great ecological challenges of today. Discover the hill and its biodiversity along one of the themed trails or the parapet walk to the panoramic terrace.


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Grab a bite with Quasimodo

After climbing the stairs of the cathedral of Toul for a guided tour, sit down around a table and savour local products during a snack with Quasimodo. A unique experience for a gourmet break 50 m above ground surrounded by gargoyles.

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TOP 5 musts of the destination

Vannes-le-Châtel: crystal-clear glass arts

In Vannes-le-Châtel, the Compagnie des Verriers organises glass-blowing demonstrations. Using traditional techniques, the artists create contemporary works that take shape before the visitors’ eyes. The shop and gallery are a testament to the know-how of the artisan glassmakers, since 1765.

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The Moselle Loop by bike

On an 85-km cycling route, the towns and villages give way to rural landscapes. Along the Moselle River and its canals, take a break to admire the panoramic views and the vineyards of Lorraine. Or, take advantage of the route for a cycling discovery of the cultural heritage of Toul, Nancy and Liverdun.

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Saint-Étienne Cathedral and its cloister

Imposing and majestic, Toul’s Saint-Étienne Cathedral with its twin towers was built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Its facade is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture. Measuring 54 m by 42 m, the immense, particularly well-preserved cloister displays a remarkable set of gargoyles.

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Fort of Villey-le-Sec: a historical immersion

Cornerstone of Toul’s stronghold, the fort is a not-to-be-missed example of the Séré de Rivières fortification system. The unconventional fort was built to surround the existing village with a wall more than 3.5 km long. A museum is housed inside one of the fort’s barracks, which was one of the largest in France.

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Pair AOC wines* with regional gastronomy

Spread over 8 villages, AOC Côtes de Toul wine is worth the trip. Grey, red and white wines* are produced here by Toul winegrowers, including the famous Gris de Toul, a rosé made with Gamay, Pinot Noir and Auxerrois varietals. Best enjoyed with regional dishes such as quiche lorraine.
*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Consume in moderation.

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Summer sound
and light shows in Lorraine

Not-to-be-missed summer events, sound and light shows revisit Lorraine’s history while highlighting the exceptional settings where they take place.


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