In Art-sur-Meurthe, you really feel like you’re in the country. The stunning 17th-century Bosserville Charterhouse, or Carthusian Monastery, is 110 metres long (the same length as Place Stanislas). It is open for visits during France’s annual Heritage Days. Events are held at the 18th-century château. In the centre of the village, look for a statue of Joan of Arc in a suit of armour standing in a small niche. It marks the house where Joan’s father is believed to have lived. Saint-Phlin mountain offers fabulous views over the Meurthe Valley and Saint-Nicolas de Port basilica.