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Tomblaine

Tomblaine

With its islands, lakes and bridges, Tomblaine has always been the ideal venue for all water-related activities.

The aquatic areas and wetlands are also of significant interest in terms of their flora and fauna. Walking along the bird path during the different seasons, you can see moorhens, falcons and grey herons. According to a census by LPO, the French bird protection league, there are over 400 species of bird on Île aux Oies. The vast Méchelle Lake which straddles the border between Nancy and Tomblaine offers walks, trails and a nautical centre where you can enjoy numerous water sports including rowing and canoeing.

In old Tomblaine village, look out for Saint-Pierre’s church with its Romanesque tower and attractive 18th-century gate. The Department of Waterways and Public Works laboratory and the fire station were designed by Jean Prouvé in 1970 and 1973.

Make sure you don’t miss the Marcel Picot football stadium where the AS Nancy Lorraine Ligue 1 team plays, and the Lido swimming pool.

Tomblaine also boasts an important annual cultural event, the ‘Aux Actes Citoyens’ popular theatre festival.