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Bar-le-Duc Travel Guide
Place Saint-Pierre, Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine (photo by TCY - Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license)
Place Saint-Pierre, Bar-le-Duc.


Bar-le-Duc (pop. 16,000) is a pretty town on the Ornain River, with some Renaissance edifices. It was the seat of a medieval county, then duchy. It merged with Lorraine to form the Duchy of Lorraine and Bar in 1483, which lasted until 1766.

Bar-le-Duc was the birthplace of Raymond Poincaré (1860-1934), who served as President of France (1913-1920) throughout the First World War.

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