Spectacular shows, outdoor opera performances, traditional celebrations, gourmet markets, guided tours, concerts, street theatre, festivals, exhibitions… a lively summer awaits 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. These free events are great ideas for an outing to enjoy the long summer evenings. Discover the 4 must-see shows of the summer.
Constellations in Metz
Metz invites visitors for a unique experience: Constellations. In its third edition, the event features a multidisciplinary summer cultural calendar, with a total of 500 events combining digital arts and heritage. One of the highlights is Morphosis – a monumental projection mapping display by Vincent Masson, that embellishes the façade of Metz’s gothic Saint-Étienne Cathedral. From 20 June to 7 September, marvel at the 2019 creations: live shows throughout the town, exhibitions and new trails on the themes of art and heritage.
Rendez-vous Place Stanislas in Nancy
Rendez-vous Place Stanislas takes over the stunning Unesco-listed site every summer evening, revisiting Lorraine’s history and heritage. A spectacular transformation, with a quarter of the show updated every year. In 2019, Stanislaw Leszczynski invites spectators to discover a new sequence to celebrate the centennial of Lorraine’s National Opera. The historical and artistic tribute tells the story of the institution, from 1919 to today, through an explosion of colours. Discover the show from 15 June to 15 September 2019.
“Les Métamorphoses du Château – Le Réveil du Rocher aux Automates” at Lunéville
Every summer evening at nightfall, Lunéville Château revives the splendour of yesteryear imagined by Stanislaw Leszczynski. This year, Lorraine native Damien Fontaine brings Stanislaw’s automated panorama “Le Rocher” back to life using incredible visual illusions. A bold creation combining poetry and nostalgia with dozens of characters coming to life on the walls of the castle terrace. With its avant-garde technology, the show boasts two exceptional evening events on 30 and 31 August, featuring 150 actors in costume, horses in robes of light, aerial dances and splendid special effects. Enjoy the show on the garden side terrace from 14 July to 21 September 2019.
Ascendance: the sound and light show on Saint-Étienne Cathedral in Toul
The city of Toul puts on a sound and light show perfect for summer evenings. This year, it’s Saint-Etienne Cathedral and its stained-glass windows that will shine in the spotlight. Spectators are invited to experience “Ascendance”, the title of the work taken from the breath-taking height that visitors feel upon first entering the cathedral. The show is created by Spectrum Lab, which has previously featured structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey. Discover the projection mapping from Wednesday to Sunday, from 28 June to 1 September 2019.