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.

Carriere Square

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Carriere Square

Carriere Square

Place de la Carrière à Nancy

Place de la Carrière, or Carriere Square, appeared in the middle of the sixteenth century when the medieval fortifications of the city were moved back due to a recent extension of the city to the east. Its name comes from its career use for jousting, tournaments and other equestrian games. The famous 17th century Lorraine engravers Jacques Callot and Claude Deruet depicted the square in a number of their prints.

 It was not until the late seventeenth century that the French, during occupation of the city, established communication with the neighbouring New Town by opening the gate already named Porte Royale in honor of Louis XIV. But it was not until the reign of Stanislas Leszczynski that the idea of ​​uniting Old Town and New Town truly came to fruition.

The square is closed to the north by the Palais du Gouverneurment -the former Palais de l'Intendance- set in a semicircle of columns and to the south by a triumphal arch.

At the south end, on one side stands the Beauvau-Craon Mansion by Boffrand, and just opposite in the south-west corner, Emmanuel Héré’s replica of this mansion which he made for the Bourse (the stock exchange). Starting from these two buildings, two long rows of houses stretch along either side of the square as far as two identical houses which in turn are connected up to the colonnade at the north end.

 
 
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