The château de la Grange is not a museum: it is a full-time home for its owners who are delighted to welcome visitors. It houses a remarkable collection of 18th century furniture as well as several family portraits by Rigaud, Mme Vigée-Lebrun, Vestier and Drouais. Other treasures include stunning Flanders tapestries, Korean and Chinese ceramics (celadon) and fine ceramics in the floral “Old Luxemburg”. In the grounds, nature lovers will be charmed by a visit to the Jardin des Prairiales and its tearoom.
The Jardin des Prairiales is a contemporary creation by Franck Neau. A large lawn extends before the castle’s south facade. It is bordered by grassland planted with Graminaceae and white flowers. On both sides of this grassland the visitor can stroll through plant rooms filled with box and large herbaceous annuals and perennial plants. Framing the central strip are two “porcelain alleys” in black stone with integrated squares of blue and red porcelain reminding the visitor of the pottery that existed here in the 18th century. On the northern side, the “cour d’honneur” contains eight flower beds planted with white flowers. Beyond the moat, the lily garden is comprised of rows of tall box between which, in season, millions of different coloured lilies and daylilies flower. A collection of around one hundred different species of box is dispersed in the garden’s undergrowth.
The Jardin des Prairiales is a member of the “Jardins sans limites” [Gardens without Frontiers], a network which includes some twenty gardens in Moselle, Luxemburg and Sarre. It was created with support from the Moselle Departmental Council and European funding.
- OPENING 2020
Week-ends and public holidays from 20 April to 31 May and from 1 to 29 September
2020. Open every afternoon in June, July and August. Free visits of the castle and the garden.
A guided tour of the castle will be offered to visitors at 5pm.
Open all year round on request for groups.
Garden + castle :
Adult : 7,5 euros
Free for children under 12 years old.
Reduction Pass Lorraine: 7 euros
Group (20 people or more): 7 €.
- GOOD TO KNOW
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By car: take the motorway A31 (Metz-Luxembourg axis) to the exit n ° 40. Follow direction Cattenom, Hettange-Grande. The entrance of the castle is located at a roundabout before the entrance of Manom.
By public transport: from Thionville railway station, take the Thi'bus 28 (direction Saint-François) to "Square Schwartz" stop. From this stop, take the bus 10, 14 or 37 and get off at the stop "Saint-Fiacre". Finally walk a few meters to the roundabout.
For groups (at least 20 persons): Car parks available for passenger cars, buses and disabled persons.
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- 2020 EVENTS
Easter Monday, April 13th. From 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm.
A few thousand eggs will be hidden in the Garden of the Prairiales, around the castle.
The children are looking for the eggs and, when they have finished their hunt, chocolate sweets are waiting for them. Some of the coloured eggs will give the right to special prizes.
Prices: 7 euros over 12 years old. Free for children under 12 years old
Castle open to the public.
Meeting point in the garden:
June 5, 6 and 7.
From 14h to 18h.
Rates: free Friday and Saturday.
Sunday: 4 euros, free for children under 12.
In addition, free visit of the castle: 7.50 euros over 12 years old. Free for children under 12. (3.50 euros on Sunday in addition to the garden).
Sunday, September 20th, from 2 to 6 pm. Visits to the castle and the garden. Free admission.