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Lunéville (Municipality, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France)

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Flag of Lunéville - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 April 2000

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Presentation of Lunéville

The municipality of Lunéville (19,855 inhabitants in 2012; 1,634 ha) is famous for table crockery (with a former Royal manufacture) and a 16th century palace closely associated to the history of Lorraine, then a rich, independent Duchy.
Duke Leopold asked in 1702 the architect Boffrand, whose master had been the famous Mansart, to build a reduced-size replica of the palace of Versailles ("the little Versailles"). Later on, Lunéville was the favorite residence of the last Duke of Lorraine, Stanislas Leszczynski (1677-1766). who died in the palace on 23 February 1766.
In 1801, France and Austria signed in Lunéville a treaty confirming the Treaty of Campoformio, confirming the increased power of France in Italy.

Ivan Sache, 25 April 2000

Flag of Lunéville

The flag of Lunéville is yellow with a large blue bend charged with three white moon (lune in French) crescents. The flag is a banner of the municipal arms.

Ivan Sache, 25 April 2000

There is a school in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) which has arms derived from those of the Dukes of Lorraine - and the colours are those of Lunéville. The school is in a suburb called Lorraine, which has street names taken from French towns and cities. One of the streets is Lunéville Avenue.

Mike Oettle, 14 October 2002