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.

The Citadelle Gate

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The Citadelle Gate

The Citadelle Gate

Porte de la citadelle

Duke Charles III had this gate built in the 17th century to further reinforce the city’s defences. At the time it was surrounded by four bastions and separated from the Craffe Gate by moats that were gradually filled in over time. The bridges linking the gates were removed in the 19th Century when the buildings around the gates were demolished.

The Citadelle Gate (Porte de la Citadelle) was commissioned by Duke Charles III from the Italian architect Orfeo Gallieni to duplicate the Craffe Gate. It was originally called the Notre-Dame Gate because of a statue of the Virgin and Child on the pediment above the gateway. The statue was unfortunately taken down during the French Revolution but replaced in 1863 by a statue of Charles III holding the charter of the University of Pont-à-Mousson of which he was the founder.

 
 
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