An hour’s drive south-east from Nancy brings you to the quaint and beautiful town of Baccarat (pop 5 000).   Baccarat ia an oasis of quietude.and possesses a civic pride as shown by the flowers displayed in public spaces.
 
Thanks to the King Louis XV’s decree to establish glasswork production in Baccarat, the town
is now world renowned for its fine crystal production and design. Indeed, the world's largest chandelier inside the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul is made with Baccarat crystal.  You can find thousands of contemporary and antique hand-crafted pieces housed in the Musée du Cristal.  The modern Église St-Rémy, rebuilt after WWII bombing, sports a 55 metre steeple and its interior houses a kaleidoscopic array  of glass panels made by local artists, depicting the creation of the world.


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BACCARAT:   1. Tourist office  2. Train station  3.. Town Hall  4. Musée du Cristal  5. Église St-Rémy