« The greatest photographic exhibition of all times » created by Edward Steichen in 1955 for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York

In 1951, in the middle of the cold war, the American photographer of Luxembourgian descent, Edward J. Steichen, began with the preparations for his great plan of an exhibition making man conscious of himself through the universal language of photography. To realize his plan, he invited professional and amateur photographers to send in their works. Steichen received about four million pictures from all over the world. He and his assistant Wayne Miller selected 503 pictures by 273 photographers from 68 countries: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander ... together they compose The Family of Man.

The collection "The Family of Man" is placed under the Governance of the CNA, which is one of the cultural institutes of the Ministry of Culture.

CNA - Centre national de l'audiovisuel

Headquater of CNA

1b, rue du Centenaire
L-3475 Dudelange

siège du CNA à Dudelange © Romain Girtgen, CNA

Château de Clervaux © CNA, Romain Girtgen



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CUBE 521 à Marnach: Dance - Théâtre - Musique

Dance - Theatre - Music at the CUBE 521 in Marnach...

Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes, Clervaux © Romain Girtgen

Hosting the town hall, the castle also embeds three museums: the Museum of miniatures of the castles of Luxembourg, the Battle of the Bulge Museum, as well as the world-famous collection « The Family of Man », a photography exhibition by Edward Steichen. This important collection is registered in the UNESCO Memory of the World list.

Exposition des Maquettes 1:100 des Châteaux du Luxembourg © Romain Girtgen

No one will be disappointed visiting Clervaux and its surroundings. Sportsmen can benefit from walking different trails, playing golf, swimming, fishing, playing minigolf, skating, playing petanque or mountain biking.

3 to 5 star hotels as well as a little less luxurious accommodation facilities, offering nevertheless the same level of quality, such as the camping area would be delighted to welcoming you during your stay in Clervaux. From a gastronomic point of view the treat is guaranteed by a high level gastronomic offer. In an around Clervaux culinary excursions are guaranteed.

The municipality of Clervaux is the ideal place for your leisure activities and easily reachable by train, bus, or car.