Haroué

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Haroué
The château in Haroué
The château in Haroué
Coat of arms of Haroué
Coat of arms
Location of Haroué
Haroué is located in France
Haroué
Haroué
Haroué is located in Grand Est
Haroué
Haroué
Coordinates: 48°28′10″N 6°10′43″E / 48.4694°N 6.1786°E / 48.4694; 6.1786Coordinates: 48°28′10″N 6°10′43″E / 48.4694°N 6.1786°E / 48.4694; 6.1786
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeurthe-et-Moselle
ArrondissementNancy
CantonMeine au Saintois
IntercommunalitySaintois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Bouvier
Area
1
4.14 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
514
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
54252 /54740
Elevation239–314 m (784–1,030 ft)
(avg. 245 m or 804 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Haroué is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The river Madon flows through the commune.

Historical Features[edit]

The Château d'Haroué was constructed between 1720 and 1732 by Germain Boffrand for Prince Marc de Beauvau, Viceroy of Tuscany. The architect had to integrate into his plans the four towers and the moat of the predating medieval castle of François de Bassompierre. The decoration of the castle was entrusted to artists from the Lorraine region: Jean Lamour (1698-1771) for the gates, the balcony, and the banister, Pillement (1698-1771) for the interior painting of one of the towers, and Barthélemy Guibal (1699-1757), the sculptor of the fountains of Place Stanislas in Nancy, for the statuary. The French park was designed by Emilio Terry.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.