Theme Week Lorraine – Lunéville

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Place Léopold © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0

Place Léopold © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0

Lunéville is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in France. It is a subprefecture of the department and lies on the Meurthe River at its confluence with the Vezouze.

Lunéville was a renowned resort in the 18th century, known as the capital of Lorraine. The grand Château de Lunéville, built in 1702 for Leopold, Duke of Lorraine to replace an older palace, was the residence of the duke of Lorraine until the duchy was annexed by France in 1766. The chateau was designed in the style of Versailles to satisfy Leopold’s wife, Élisabeth Charlotte d’Orléans, the niece of Louis XIV, and became known as the “Versailles of Lorraine”. It includes a chapel designed by Germain Boffrand. Leopold and his wife were the parents of Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (through him they were the grandparents of Marie Antoinette). The last duke of Lorraine was Stanislaus I, the former king of Poland.

Town Hall © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Château de Lunéville © Pierre-Philippe Arnould/cc-by-sa-3.0 Theatre Lunéville © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Église Saint-Jacques © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Place Léopold © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Maison du Marchand © Grain de sel/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Château de Lunéville © Pierre-Philippe Arnould/cc-by-sa-3.0
Lunéville faience, a kind of unglazed faience produced from 1723 at Lunéville by Jacques Chambrette, became the Manufacture Royale du Roi de Pologne (“Royal Factory of the King of Poland”) after Stanislaus sponsored it in 1749. The earthenware first became famous for its detailed figurines and in the 20th century for its art deco designs, and still exists today as “Terres d’Est”.

In 1858 the glass factory of Croismare was built. It became famous when the Müller brothers settled there in 1897 and began creating Art Deco glass designs.

Louis Ferry-Bonnechaux discovered a technique using beads and sequins on embroidery in 1865. His craft was widely copied and became known as “Luneville point” and its heritage can still be seen in modern haute couture.

A subsidiary of the Dietrich company, Lorraine-Dietrich moved to Luneville after the 1871 Treaty of Frankfurt. Today it is known for its trailers, but it started off as a manufacturer of cars and railway equipment.

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