Saint-Mihiel in Meuse was the birthplace of one of the most outstanding sculptors of the Renaissance - Ligier RIchier. His priceless works can still be seen today in Saint-Mihiel, Bar-le-Duc, Clermont-en-Argonne, Etain, Génicourt-sur-Meuse and Hattonchâtel. The Ligier Richier Trail provides an opportunity to discover the finest Renaissance sculptures in Lorraine.
All the places below are open at least at weekends and on public holidays from 1 May to 30 September. Two signposted trails (145 and 117 km) take visitors to all the locations containing works by Ligier Richier:
- Saint-Mihiel: The Sepulchre at the Eglise Saint-Etienne (church) and The Virgin Mary Swooning at the Eglise Saint-Michel (church)
- Hattonchâtel: The Passion Altarpiece at the Collégiale Saint-Maur (collegiate church)
- Etain: The Pietà at the Eglise Saint-Martin (church)
- Génicourt sur Meuse: The Lady of Génicourt at the Eglise Sainte-Marie Madeleine (church)
- Clermont en Argonne: The Holy Woman with a Bonnet at the Eglise Saint-Didier (church)
- Bar-le-Duc: Memento Mori and The Crucified Christ between the Two Thieves at the Eglise Saint-Etienne (church).
Contact Meuse Tourist Board (CDT de la Meuse) for your copy of the "Ligier Richier Trail" document.