You are traveling to North Eastern France? A visit to these historic sites will allow you to soak up some local history and culture while you are there. The department of Meuse boasts a long and rich history from Roman times to the present day. Whatever your interests are, you will find something to your liking in Meuse.
A great number of World War 1 sites and memorials are located in Meuse. The famous Battle of Verdun, one of the major First World War battles, was fought here. Every year thousands of visitors come to enjoy the World War 1 battlefield tours in Meuse.
The Middle Ages also marked the history of Meuse. The famous Joan of Arc was born here, in the village of Domrémy, and it is also here where begins her renowned journey. Today Meuse features unique museums dedicated to the story of Joan of Arc and numerous historical sites that enable tourists to gain insight into this amazing part of French history.
Other than that, visitors can tour the remarkable Montmedy citadel and the beautiful fortified churches that have remained in Meuse since the Middle Ages.
Amateurs of archeology will enjoy their time visiting museums and shows in Nasium, a Gallo-Roman site that dates back to the 3rd century BC.
Those who are interested by art will enjoy themselves thoroughly in Bar-le-Duc, a true open-air Renaissance museum, one of the best preserved architectural ensembles of the French Renaissance. Many Meuse towns are nationally famous for masterpieces of the Renaissance architecture and art nouveau style.
Visitors are welcome to enrich their knowledge of museums of France and see the numerous exhibitions available in Meuse. Moreover, the Archives of the Meuse Department even make it possible to trace one's genealogy using its huge database.