Baccarat

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This article is about the French commune. For the game, see Baccarat (card game). For other uses, see Baccarat (disambiguation).
Baccarat
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Coat of arms of Baccarat
Coat of arms
Baccarat is located in France
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Baccarat
Coordinates: 48°26′57″N 6°44′20″E / 48.4492°N 06.7389°E / 48.4492; 06.7389Coordinates: 48°26′57″N 6°44′20″E / 48.4492°N 06.7389°E / 48.4492; 06.7389
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Lunéville
Canton Baccarat
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Josette Renaux
Area
 • Land1 13.53 km2 (5.22 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 4,652
 • Population2 density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54039 / 54120
Elevation 257–365 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.

Baccarat (IPA: [bakaʁa]; German: Burgambach) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in northeastern France.

Crystal[edit]

St. Remy church

In 1764, King Louis XV granted permission to the Bishop of Metz to establish a glassworks at Baccarat. The Baccarat crystalworks are world-famous for their glass and crystal artwork, and the Musée du Cristal, owned by the company, is Lorraine's biggest private museum.

Sights[edit]

Hotel de ville de Baccarat

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

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Media related to Baccarat at Wikimedia Commons