© Château Des Ducs De Lorraine | Joseph Adamo

Pretend to be a knight

Listed as a historical monument, the Castle of the Dukes of Lorraine was one of the favourite residences of the Dukes of Lorraine, who regularly lived there with their court. Today, Louise transports you back to the Middle Ages and invites you to follow her into the fortress.

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Louise

An expert on the Pays Thionvillois, she will take you on a Sunday outing with friends to the heart of the Three Borders region.

Bonuses

A breath-taking view

Possibility to picnic in the castle grounds in the shade of the trees

Discover the local history

ENTER THE HOME
OF THE DUKES OF LORRAINE

Located 18 km north-east of Thionville, Sierck-Les-Bains is a medieval town set in a hilly landscape carved through by the Moselle river loop. Vineyards occupy one side of the valley while, on the other side, you will find the town of Sierck and its castle which dominates the hill. It should be noted that this castle was one of the residences of the Dukes of Lorraine when they were passing through the area. To reach it, we take the small cobbled streets which are so characteristic of medieval villages. This may come as a surprise, but it’s steep.

A PLACE

WITH A RICH HISTORY

On arrival, the welcome is warm and friendly. It is a guided and signposted route which you can follow at your own pace. Once inside, the view is quite simply magnificent and the site is well maintained. Step by step, you will see reconstructions of crossbows, impressive swords and traditional knights’ costumes.

SET OFF INTO THE MIDDLE AGES

We continue our peaceful walk in the sun until we reach the inner courtyard which dominates the landscape. By the way, did you know that the name “Sierck-les-Bains” comes from the establishment which could be found on the other side of the Moselle for a short while? Our pleasant walk lasted about 2 hours. The only slight drawback I remember is that the tour offers very few boards for visitors and very little information about the history of the Dukes of Lorraine.

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TREASURE HUNT

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO DETHRONE KING ARTHUR?

Come and discover the magnificent Castle of the Dukes of Lorraine from a different angle. Explore all the castle’s nooks and crannies via the most mysterious rooms and secret paths! With the help of a map of the castle and a pass, set off on an adventure and prove that you are a worthy knight by extracting the sword from the rock blocked in the castle for many long years…… Will you be knighted?

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A castle with a multitude of hidden places to discover! The former residence of the Dukes of Lorraine is well worth a visit and offers a beautiful view over the Moselle River which flows below it.

Louise