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 Dukes Palace

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The Dukes Palace

The Dukes Palace

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The Duke’s Palace, built in the 15th century, was originally the residence of the Dukes of Lorraine. Abandoned by Duke Leopold, who moved to Lunéville in the 18th century, it had a somewhat chequered history before becoming the Lorraine Museum in 1848. It has a remarkable gatehouse, inspired by that in Blois, combining elegant Gothic art with that of the Italian Renaissance.

The building of the Dukes' Palace began in 1502. All that remains nowadays of the residence of the Dukes of Lorraine are the wing on Grande-Rue and the Porterie (the gateway) the latter, modelled on the one in Blois, combines flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance styles. It includes a niche with an equestrian statue of Duke Antoine -the restoration of the original group was destroyed during the French Revolution.
The palace was destroyed in part and redesigned by Boffrand during the reign of Leopold and then turned into stables by Stanislas. Part of it was occupied by the police during the 19th century before being converted into a museum by the "Société d'Archéologie de Lorraine" at the end of the century.
After a fire in 18th century, it was restored once again, but although its appearance was slightly modified it regained its original mullioned windows, high sloping roofs, and gargoyles. It became the Lorraine Museum in 1937.

 
 
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