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Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle

commune in Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Baccarat is a town in the Meurthe-et-Moselle area in northeastern France.

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Baccarat is located in France
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Location within Grand Est region
Baccarat is located in Grand Est
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Coordinates: 48°26′57″N 6°44′20″E / 48.4491667°N 06.738888°E / 48.4491667; 06.738888Coordinates: 48°26′57″N 6°44′20″E / 48.4491667°N 06.738888°E / 48.4491667; 06.738888
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeurthe-et-Moselle
ArrondissementLunéville
CantonBaccarat
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel le Paige
Area
1
13.53 km2 (5.22 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)2
4,746
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
54039 /54120
Elevation257–365 m (843–1,198 ft)
(avg. 275 m or 902 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

CrystalEdit

 
St. Remy church

In 1764, King Louis the fifteenth allowed to the Bishop of Metz to start a glass factory at Baccarat. The Baccarat crystalworks are famous for their glass and crystal artwork, and the Musée du Cristal, owned by the company, is Lorraine's biggest private museum.

SightsEdit

 
Hotel de ville de Baccarat

The Church of Saint Rémy is well known for its artistic glass windows.

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