Unesco

Unesco

Place Stanislas, Place d’Alliance, Place de la Carrière : three squares, three works of art, three unique monuments which together are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

The artistic movement Art Nouveau flourished in Nancy and across Europe from the late 19th century, its influence is particularly visible in Nancy architecture.

Nightlife

Nightlife

If you are searching for options for an evening out, you will always find what you are looking for in Nancy! Bars, restaurants, theatres, concerts, nightclubs, bowling…

Be charmed by Nancy

Be charmed by Nancy

Fairytale cobbled streets, elaborately decorated monuments, a village atmosphere in the centre city and the surrounds, Nancy’s personality always shines through.

Nature

Nature

Nancy is a surrounded by forest, green rolling hills and winding rivers. It is green and leafy, with a botanic culture.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Discover the flavours behind Lorraine’s reputation for quality produce, products and dining options. Why not tour the markets or take a cooking class?

Shopping

Shopping

Love to shop ? In Nancy you can shop ‘til you drop! From food to fashion, ornaments, art, world renowned glassware or souvenirs, you will always find what you are looking for!

Conventions

Conventions

Business events, conferences and conventions. Nancy has all the required assets, right in the heart of the city, to make your event world class.

Nancy Old Town

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Nancy Old Town

Nancy Old Town

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The streets of the medieval and Renaissance Old Town have changed little over the centuries.

The narrow winding roads of this quarter are immediately recognisable on the town map, set between Place Carnot to the west, the Pépinière garden to the east and the 18th century quarters to the south.

Consisting of interweaving alleyways, small squares and narrow streets lined with tall houses decorated with carved pediments and mullioned windows, the Old Town extends around the Ducal Place, a remarkable building constructed by René II, after his victory over Charles the Bold in 1477.

The small, inviting shops and cafés that line the paved streets make it a delightful area for a stroll.

The 14th-century Porte de la Craffe stands imposingly at the end of the Grand Rue which, lined with restaurants, independent shops, spice-sellers and local businesses, forms the backbone of the Old Town.

The Old Town is far from just a tourist site – it is popular area to live, socialise and do business and offers a genuine melting pot of social classes that is particularly popular among students.

With its Sunday market, flea-markets, small businesses and terraced cafés, the quarter is always full of life.

To find out more about the history of Lorraine and its fabulous artistic heritage visit the Lorraine Museum (particularly the Callot and Georges de la Tour rooms). It is housed in the buildings of the Ducal Palace, the convent and the Eglise des Cordeliers, a church with an octagonal chapel of Florentine Renaissance inspiration, built as the tomb of the Dukes of Lorraine.

A stone’s throw from Place Stanislas there are a number of 3- and 4-star hotels housed in beautiful historic buildings as well as a number of lovely maisons d’hôtes (guesthouses).

 
 
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