The Place Stanislas, Nancy
Located at the heart of the Vosges and relatively unknown, Lorraine is nevertheless a region with many assets. A paradise for walkers and cross country skiers, it is also popular for historic buildings. Many chateaux, citadels and fortresses are scattered across the region. Because, due to its geographical situation, it has been invaded many times. Nancy and the famous Stanislas Square are an example of the influence of a certain Polish king. Property in Lorraine is sold at very affordable prices and houses for sale are available in a variety of styles: half timbered houses in the towns, old farmhouses in the countryside, or chalets in the Vosges foothills.
With its superb pine forests, its magnificent mountain lakes and astonishing waterfalls, Vosges benefits from an exceptional natural environment that makes you relax. Well known spa resorts, like Vittel, Contrexville or Plombières-les-Bains are emblematic of health cures. As to the towns, they are pleasant to live in, because of their human size. Property in the Vosges offers many properties for sale, a lot of which are at affordable prices. A chalet in Gérardmer, an apartment in Vittel, or a house around the charming town of Remiremont... up to you to choose. But, if you prefer the quiet of the countryside, you would do well to opt for a plot of land, or an old country house.
Houses in the village of Remiremont
The Moselle River flows majestically through the department of the same name, between plains and forests sprinkled with ponds and vineyards on the hillsides. This is a destination that can really satisfy outdoor specialists: hiking, cycling, canoeing and many other water sports are widely practiced here. But, this is also a department which has a lot to offer in terms of architecture and culture. Metz, capital of Lorraine, is very rich with its gothic cathedral with its magnificent stained glass windows, the Pompidou-Metz centre and its extraordinary Cour d'Or archeological museum. Property in Moselle is well priced and you can certainly find the apartment or house of your dreams in Metz, Thionville or Saint-Avold. Welcome to the Country of the Three Borders.
The town of Metz
Crossed from north to south by the river of the same name, Meuse is a department with a rich historic past. Vaucouleurs, Douaumont, Verdun... so many of these names learnt in our history books, from Joan of Ark to the 1914 to 18 war. But Meuse is also the quiet and greenery of the Lorraine Regional Park, the adorable flower villages like Beaulieu-en-Argonne or the remarkable Renaissance heritage of Bar-le-Duc. You will find all sorts of property around Bar-le-Duc, Verdun or Saint-Mihiel and this, whatever your budget. Property in Meuse is still very affordable. Apartment, building land, town house, house with garden... up to you to decide. Maybe, even, you will find yourself a property with orchards to make jam from the famous mirabelle plums of Lorraine.
Apartments on the banks of the Meuse river, Verdun
The main asset of Meurthe-et-Moselle is its prefecture, Nancy. A young, dynamic university town, it is a fascinating city with a marvelous architectural heritage where medieval lanes, splendid 18th century squares and astonishing Art Nouveau buildings rub shoulders. But, Meurthe-et-Moselle is also the peace of the Lorraine Regional Park with its forests, ponds and many hiking paths. Property in Meurthe-et-Moselle offers many properties at very reasonable prices: apartments, plots of building land, but also houses of all sorts. So, a town house with garden in Luneville, or a country house in Mont-l'Etroit? Unless you would prefer an apartment at the heart of Nancy where you can sip your coffee at a pavement café in Stanislav Square.
Art Nouveau style house, Nancy