Pont-à-Mousson Travel Guide

  • The bridge over the river Moselle.
    The bridge over the river Moselle.
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  • Beautiful buildings surrrounding the main square.
    Beautiful buildings surrrounding the...
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  • Eglise Saint-Martin as seen from bridge Pont Gelot
    Eglise Saint-Martin as seen from bridge...
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Pont-à-Mousson Things to Do

  • Eglise Saint-Martin - The burial of...

    The Eglise Saint-Martin (Church Saint-Martin) is a monument in the commune of Point-à-Mousson. It is a great attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region. We knew that the Eglise Saint-Martin had one particular place we wanted to go. Right here it is where there is a magnificent sculpture of the burial of Christ surrounded by 12 other people...

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  • Eglise Saint-Martin - Riddled by WWII...

    There are many interested places in Pont-á-Mousson, but the most noteworthy is the Eglise Saint-Martin (Church of Saint Martin) on the east bank of the Moselle. Therefore we continued our walk from the bridge Pont Gelot towards the Church of Saint Martin. One thing we immediately noticed was the damaged exterior of this beautiful Gothic church. We...

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  • Eglise Saint-Martin - Gothic church of...

    Pont-a-Mousson means "Bridge at Mousson". The bridge originally crossed the Moselle at about the same spot as the one there at present. Pont-a-Mousson first became a town of importance about the 10th century and began to receive frequent mention in the chronicles of the time. Enough to see was our conclusion!We drove our car to the historic town of...

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  • Place Duroc – Some amazing monuments.

    The historic town of Pont-á-Mousson was a provincial capital in ancient times and is littered with some amazing monuments, grand old buildings and various museums. Once we reached the Duroc Place (the main square of Pont-á-Mousson) we witnessed its rich cultural inheritance when we faced its historic facades, many reconstructed in the 19th century,...

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  • Place Duroc – Enjoy the vibe.

    Like I said, we parked the car (it was a more than reasonable tariff) and we had a look around. To be honest we were very surprised by what we saw. We truly had no idea that this little village was so beautiful, an amazingly hidden gem for sure! This Place Duroc (Duroc Square) on which some beautiful and historical buildings are situated, is the...

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  • Place Duroc – The main square.

    At least we can say and acknowledge that this quiet little town of Pont-á-Mousson is often overlooked. It lies south of Metz, exactly halfway between the city and Lorraine's former capital, Nancy. This was for us the main reason to visit it. Let me explain … we had a great holiday in the south of France, in Narbonne. This is a good 1500 kilometers...

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Pont-à-Mousson Restaurants

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    by Jerelis Written Mar 28, 2012

    Kebab is a much-loved snack in many parts of the world, and Pont-à-Mousson in France is no exception. We arrived around diner time at the beautiful Place Duroc. We just finished an 800 kilometer drive from the south of France and were in need of some fine and fast food. We had a walk around the amazing square and ended up at Snack Duroc. I guess the name says it all: fast-food outlet that sells sandwiches, kebabs and burgers. Nothing fancy, but it was just what we needed at that time!

    The owner was really nice and welcomed us very polite. The snack corner and the counter were very clean, which gave us a very good feeling. We ordered 3 huge kebab roll filled with fries and one portion of French fries. I must say that the snacks were excellent, especially the kebab. To be honest, for the kids it was way too much to handle, but it just tasted good. So, is this a place to go again? I guess it is just about what you are looking for. Do you need a fast snack? Than you’re in the right place. Enjoy!

    Favorite Dish: Without a doubt the roll of kebab filled with French fries.

    Diner under the arcades. Great fast food. Here we go! Enjoy!
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Pont-à-Mousson Transportation

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 12, 2011

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Plane:
    If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

    Iris, Cyrille and Sam arrived in Pont-��-Mousson.
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Pont-à-Mousson Local Customs

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    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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  • Very resourceful tourism office

    I found this city by accident. Up to 4 May, there are no VT photos on Pont-A-Mousson. When you are here, please do visit this tourism office first before looking around. They have useful and helpful information materials. It is located in Place Duroc (main sight-seeing site). The building with a French flag is the office.Address: Office de Tourism,...

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Pont-à-Mousson Warnings and Dangers

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 12, 2011

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explian why a woman turns the map all around when a man is asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

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Pont-à-Mousson Tourist Traps

  • Abbaye de Prémontrés – The inner court.

    Like I said, we were helped by someone who told us so much and in such an enthusiasm about this abbey, he kept continuing: The abbey became a Historical Building in 1910. It belonged to the State, then was given to the city in 1912. It became a civil hospice until 1944. After that we definitely witnessed our Lucky day … we were allowed to have a...

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  • Abbaye de Prémontrés – Built in 1705.

    We continued our hike from the ancient bridge towards the abbey and the closer we came the more we realized how large this particular building was. We arravid at the façade of the abbey and just stood in awe. According to the present knowledge, the abbey was started in 1705 under the reign of duke Leopold I of Lorraine and the classical architect,...

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  • Abbaye de Prémontrés – Main reason to...

    When we First arrived at Pont-á-Mousson we crossed this amazing bridge across the river Moselle, which was here since the Middle Ages. Later on we learned that the present one was built after heavy bombardment during both World Wars. Driving over this old bridge one building immediately caught our attention, truly a building you’re not able to miss...

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Pont-à-Mousson What to Pack

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 12, 2011

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

    Here we go ...
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Pont-à-Mousson Favorites

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    by Toshioohsako Updated May 5, 2010

    Favorite thing: I was surprised to see on 4 May that VT has no photos and no members from Pont-A-Mousson. Its a beautiful hidden treasure town. It may have been overshadowed by Nancy and Metz, both of which are relatively better known. Please visit this town. I hope this general tips serve people who pay visit to Pont-A-Mousson.

    Vity center The bridge and swans City center square City center

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