Country of greenery, in the plain of Woëvre, at the foot of the coast of Meuse, ETAIN is a pleasant village that you will have pleasure to discover.

Tourist Office

Tourist Office 
Economic and tourist cultural center, street of Barracks (next to the station) 55400 ETAIN

Phone: Faxes:

Web site

Opening hours

Visit free of the museographic space during our opening hours ( Closed every Mondays and holidays).
From January till March: from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm till 5 pm
Guided tour of the factory Petitcollin from February on Wednesdays - Departure at 2:30 pm.

In April, May, June and September: Wednesday and Friday morning from 10 am till 12 am, and in the afternoons from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm till 6 pm.
Guided tours of the factory Petitcollin on Tuesday, on Wednesday and Friday - Departure at 2:30 pm.

In July and August: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am till 12 am and from 2 pm till 6 pm. Sunday from 2:30 pm till 6 pm.
Guided tours of the factory Petitcollin on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - Departure at 2:30 pm - Friday - Departure at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

From October till December: from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm till 5 pm.


The tourist office

The Tourist office of ETAIN is the inescapable crossing point for whom wish to discover the wealth of the City of ETAIN but also its canton.
You will find a rich documentation on the local and regional tourism, the themes of visits, addresses, leaflets and maps on the Meuse and the Lorraine, and diverse practical information on the canton.
Approved "Meuse and Marvels ", you will find in the sale of excellent local products meusien there: pâté, foie gras, madeleines, wine of strawberry, jams, honeys …

The activities of the cultural and tourist center of Etain

Opened all year round, the gallery of the Cultural and tourist Center of ETAIN exposes every month the works of one or several artists and allows the discovery of multiple regional talents: photographers, visual artists, painters, engravers, without forgetting the thematic exhibitions around the music, …
The center also proposes a cultural programming made by shows...
You can consult the program by clicking this link.

Some local curiosities

Dolls' Petitcollin :

ETAIN, homeland of the baby dolls Petitcollin since 1860 invites you in the journey … Look the birth of dolls and baby dolls 100 % "made in France ".
The last French factory of traditional baby dolls and dolls still in service, The Petitcollin workshop reveals you its hundred-year-old trade secrets. In the course of the visit, discover the various stages of production, the work of the raw material in the finished product.
Just a step from the factory, dive at the heart of the history of this symbolic company …
Petitcollin invites you to go back in time through an beautiful thematic route: photos and historical documents, mythical models, babies and dolls to played so that the dream never stops.

  • GUIDED TOUR OF THE FACTORY :aproximately 1:30 am / strongely advised Reservation


Tourist office, cultural and tourist Center
Rue des casernes (district of the station) BP. 08 55400 ETAIN

Accessibility to the people with reduced mobility / free Parking lot / Shop with on-the-spot factory price


The Church holy Martin :

The church of ETAIN, placed under saint Martin's name, is a work of the most remarkable of the sector. Built in freestones, her was unfortunately almost totally destroyed during the World War I (it remained only the skeleton of the chorus and the north wall of the nave).

First departmental "monument classified as Historic Monument" (1846).
To note the presence of Pieta, sculpture attributed to Ligier Richier.

The City hall :

As the Church, he was totally destroyed during the First War. From 1922 till 1926, it is the architect Hornecker who manage the reconstruction according to the original plans, of style 18th century.
The inside is inspired by time Second Empire with a vast hall, a majestic one staircase, and a magnificent lounge of honor.
Requested in 2001 by the City Council, the classification in the Additional Inventory was obtained at the end of 2002.
The visits are possible with the Tourist office.

To see

Near ETAIN, you can discover:

  • the battlefields of Verdun 1916 (World War I): the ossuary of Douaumont, the Fort of Douaumont, the Trench of Bayonets, the Fort of Vaux, the Memorial of Verdun, the destroyed villages...
  • the World Center of the Peace, the cathedral, the citadel, in Verdun
  • the tourist shows: every " Sunday of May in Meuse " to Azannes (presentation of old jobs), " flames in the light " in Verdun : sounds and light on the battle of Verdun with more than 300 actors, sounds and lights in the Castle of Thillombois.
  • the artificial lake of Madine and his varied leisure activities: golf, mini-golf, veil, horse riding, mountain bike, archery, bathing etc....
  • the leisure centers of Marville, Bonzée, Dun sur Meuse
  • the road Ligier Richier, Sculptor of time the Renaissance (St.Mihiel, Bar le Duc, Etain)

And for the gastronomy: dragées Braquier in Verdun ; we can the factory visit by the tourist office of Verdun, madeleines of Commercy, cherry plum of the Coast of Meuse, currants of Bar le Duc (deseeded with the quill feather), the beer of Meuse (Dugny, Stenay)

Hotels, Restaurants

Hôtel de la Sirène Hôtel deux étoiles
22 av. Prud'homme Havette - 55400 Etain
Tél. 03 29 87 10 32
Infos : 21 chambres, 150 à 200 couverts

Chambres et tables d'hôtes
6 rue de la Rigole - 55400 Foameix
Tél. 03 29 83 91 08 ou 06 77 95 25 52
Infos : 3 chambres

City Kebab
2 rue de la Poste - 55400 Etain
Tél. 03 29 85 91 77

Gîtes Ruraux en Meuse
Relais des gites ruraux de la Meuse
Tél. 03 29 88 44 12
Site internet :

Pizzeria La Sicilia
8 rue Poincaré - 55400 Etain
Tél. 03 29 80 91 19

Euro Food (kebab)
8 place J.B Rouillon - 55400 Etain
Tél. 03 29 87 25 65

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