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.

Church of the Cordeliers

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Church of the Cordeliers

Church of the Cordeliers

Vitrail Eglise de Cordeliers

The Church of the Cordeliers (Eglise de Cordeliers) is named after the Franciscan Order whose members wore a cord around their waist. It was built in the 15th century by order of Duke René II, following the Battle of Nancy. Lorraine’s Saint-Denis (burial place of some of France’s famous kings), in spite of incurring damage through the ages, it still has some remarkable tombs. The chapel, inspired by that of the Medici’s in Florence, is outstanding.
The Cordeliers’ Monastery, adjoining the Church, now holds the Museum of Popular Art and Tradition which presents works illustrating rural life in Lorraine and reconstitutions of Lorraine interiors.

This is a votive church which was built after the victory over Charles the Hardy at the Battle of Nancy. The unostentatious Cordeliers church and its adjoining Fransiscan monastery were founded respectively in 1487 and 1482 by René II. It is still dedicated as a place of worship. Since 1939, it has housed sculptures, religious paintings and funeral monuments including the Renaissance tomb of René II and the recumbent figure of his wife Philippa de Gueldres, by the sculptor Ligier Richier. The Dukes of Lorraine are buried in the adjoining circular-shaped chapel (built by Charles III), modelled on the Medeci Chapel in Florence. A passageway round the cloister contains sculptures from tombs and religious paintings, which complete the visit and opens on to the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (Musée des Arts et Traditions populaires).
In 1770 Marie-Antoinette stopped in Nancy in 1770 on her way to marry Louis XVI. She visited the chapel to pray on the tombs of her Hapsburg-Lorraine ancestors. Then in 1951 Archduke Otto of Hapsburg married Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen in the church where they also celebrated their golden wedding in 2001.

 
 
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