The department of Meuse is bordered to the north by Belgium and, as you will soon discover during your stay in one of our many options of holiday accommodation in France in the area, this art of France is filled with history. Book your holiday home or apartment in Alsace-Lorraine and follow in the footsteps of recent French history. The entire departments of Meuse found itself at the front line of the fighting during World War One, and you will still see many traces of this turbulent time dotted across the area even today. During your holiday in your chosen holiday homes in Alsace-Lorraine take the opportunity to read about the Battle of Verdun in 1916, a symbol of the hitherto unheard-of destructive warfare. Whilst staying in this area, we feel that it i important to take the time to commemorate the death of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and to learn a little about the history of this part of France.

Vakantiehuis in Meuse

French history - a journey of discovery from your holiday accommodation in France

Before the battles of Verdun, German and French soldiers face each other from 1914 in numerous combat actions in the Vosges, in Metz and around Nancy. Whilst holidaying in your chosen holiday homes in Lorraine, you can visit the numerous cemeteries and the "World Centre for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights" in the Bishop's Palace of Verdun. Every year the truce and therefore the end of the war is commemorated at the Monument à la Victoire et aux Soldats. The memorial was built in 1967 on the former battlefield. The Douaumont Ossuary preserves the bones of some 130,000 unknown soldiers from both armies.

Things to do and see whilst staying in Meuse

The capital of the department of Meuse is Bar-le-Duc. When you book a holiday home Alsace-Lorraine nearby you will have the opportunity to visit this lovely small town. Bar-le-Duc is located in the valley of the river Ornain and on the Rhine-Marne canal and boasts lots of pretty architecture and some great views. From your holiday accommodation in France in Alsace-Lorraine you will also be able to admire the numerous bridges, as well as the beautiful Renaissance buildings. The clock tower is the only remnant of the medieval castle fortification that once stood here. We would also highly recommend a visit to the 15th-century Saint-Étienne church during your holiday in Alsace-Lorraine. Here, you can see the famous and very original grave sculpture "The Skeleton" by Renaissance sculptor Ligier Richier. Other attractions include the church of Saint Antoine, the Town Hall and the home of a banker from the beginning of the 20th century, the Marbeaumont Castle. If you happen to be staying in your self-catering holiday accommodation in France in Alsace-Lorraine at the beginning of July you will have the chnace t experience the Renaissance Festical in Bar-le-Duc. The festival brings the spirit of the Renaissance back to life, offering concerts of both modern and old music, street parties, markets and a ball for you to enjoy.

Book your holiday cottage in France and discover the eclectic department of Meuse today!

NOVASOL is proud to offer a great range of self-catering holiday accommodation in the Meuse department of the fantastic and infinitely unique Alsace-Lorrain area of France. We have 50 years of experience when it comes to providing high-quality holiday homes – each of which has been carefully hand-picked and visited by a NOVASOL representative. Our range of holiday homes covers everything from small apartment, to large villas or cosy cottages and caters for a range of budgets.