Le Paradis is situated in Parc Régional Naturel de Lorraine, close by Lac de Madine. Here, you can find beautiful forests, where many trails have been set out. Whether you go by foot, on a horse, by car, motorcycle, or bike, here you can discover unique landscapes and visit places where art, history and tradition come together. Also the flora and fauna of the Lorraine are worth looking at: herons, cranes, truffles, blueberries, and deer can be found here. The locals and farmers are very concerned with preserving the nature of the region. They live in harmony with their fields and have been able to maintain the human scale in their activities.
The First World War has played a tremendous role in the area around Le Paradis. Even now traces of this war are visible. Trenches, forts and other defence structures, impressive cemeteries and monuments are constant reminders. Looking from our garden you can see the American monument Butte de Montsec.
Various cities are more than worth visiting:
Metz, a lovely shopping city, with the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the impressive cathedral, the market hall with delicious products and the many terraces;
Nancy with its many Art Nouveau buildings, the Place Stanislas (the square with the golden fences) and the Musee des Beaux Arts;
Bar-le-Duc, with a lot of city palaces, the Saint-Étienne church and the clock tower in the protected old part of the city and in the first weekend of July the Renaissance festival;
Verdun with the many (not so uplifting, but impressive) reminders of the First World War, but also with its atmospheric boulevard along the Meuse.
In the Lorraine region, you don’t have to just sit around; there are many opportunities to go out.
The area houses beautiful castles and monuments. There is always a market or an antiques fair around or local festivities are being held. Would you like to have more information? Ask us for the activities in the region or visit www.tourisme-meuse.com.