Built on a limestone plateau along the narrow valley of the Ornain River, a tributary of the Marne, 69 km west of Nancy, the town of Bar-le-Duc is surrounded by wooded and vine-covered hills. To the NE is the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, and on the SW lies the Canal des Usines. Bar-le-Duc is divided into the Ville-Haute (Upper Town), situated on the high ground to the SW of the Ornain, and the Ville-Basse (Lower Town), located between the Ornain and the canal. While the Lower Town is industrial in character, the Upper Town contains a number of 15th-, 16th- and 17th-century houses in the area of the place Saint-Pierre, plus the remains of a 6th-century Rhenish Renaissance chateau.
Tourist Office5 rue Jeanne-d'ArcPhone: 33 3 29 79 11 13Fax: 33 3 29 79 21 95