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.



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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.



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



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



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!



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 Tourism > Discover > Museums



There are a great number of museums for you to discover in Nancy, and for all tastes! Greater Nancy has no less than 6 museums: Fine Arts (Beaux Arts), the Lorraine Museum, l’Ecole de Nancy (School of Nancy) and the cultural and scientific museums of the region, the Nancy Aquarium-Museum, the History of Iron Museum (musée de l’histoire du Fer) and the Botanical Gardens of Montet (Jardin Botanique).

Families must not be put off by the word ‘museum’! Particularly here in Nancy as some of the museums like the Nancy Aquarium and Botanical Gardens are just perfect for a family outing! The museums have foreseen the need, during certain periods, to have tours just for children.

The History of Iron Museum and l’Ecole de Nancy Museum (and of course the Botanical Gardens) have beautiful gardens, in fact the former is in the middle of the Montaigu Park (parc de Montaigu), a great place for a walk. The garden of the latter is considered an extension of the collections of the museum. Plant life really had an influential role here.

Please note: Entry to the museums is free the first Sunday of each month. Closures are studied weekly to ensure there is always something to see. 

Exposition permanente - Musée des Beaux Arts de Nancy

The Fine Arts Museum (Musée des Beaux Arts) is well positioned in Place Stan, in the historic pavilion of the College of Medicine. It has undertaken two large renovations since this time in 1930 and 1999. It houses permanent collections of grand quality, and its temporary collections are of the highest caliber. The Daum Collection (600 pieces of crystal from 1880 to now) is an absolute marvel and the Prouvé Gallery, opened in June 2012, pays homage to the local Nancy engineer Jean Prouvé, son of Victor Prouvé. 

Look at the page Fine Arts Museum to find further information

Exposition du Musée Lorrain à Nancy

The Lorraine Museum (Le musée lorrain) in the Old City is a treasure trove of wonders as well as holding one of the most beautiful sculpture collections in France. It is held within and around several important buildings from the foundation of the history of the region: The Dukes Palace, The Palace of Government and the Chapelle de Cordeliers (Church). The museum is also home to an image and document library boasting nearly 70,000 artworks and documents of the Lorraine region as well as an exceptional collection of over 13,000 popular images of Lorraine (Epinal, Metz, Nancy ...).

Look at the page Lorraine Museum to find further information.

Exposition du Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy

L’Ecole de Nancy Museum (School of Nancy) is the temple of Art Nouveau, housed within the house of the leading patron of the time, Eugène Corbin. It is an extraordinary asset for the region, completely original, and despite its modest dimensions, it holds such beautiful collections that it attracts people from all over the world. The garden, on pleasant days, is spectacular, and you will find within its grounds the plants which inspired the artists of Nancy in the beginning of the 20th century and before. This really is a place for the ‘must see list’.

Look at the page The Ecole de Nancy Museum to find further information.

Poisson Clown au Museum aquarium de Nancy

The Nancy Museum Aquarium is a real immersion into the world of science and technology. It houses, of course, lots of fish and other marine life ... but also a collection of taxidermy animals. This exhibition is fun filled, educational and all about the ‘discovery’. There is always something surprising for the kids, and parents will love it too, the perfect family outing. 

Look at the page Nancy Museum Aquarium to find further information.

Mare au Jardin botanique du Montet à Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy

Both impressive and educational, with its 12,000 species, the Botanical Garden (le Jardin Botanique) at Villers les Nancy is a real asset to the area. You can really have a good time in the fresh air and get an oxygen boost! It is as beautiful indoors as it is out. The greenhouses, both arid and tropical, can teleport you from Lorraine to Mexico or the Amazon in a matter of seconds – incredible!

Look at the page Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden to find further information.

Une salle du musée de l'Histoire du Fer

The History of Iron Museum (Musée de l’Histoire du Fer) hides, almost as a secret, beneath the trees in the Montaigu Park. It is interesting for everyone to discover the history of iron in Lorraine and to marvel at the ingenuity of the inventors of machines, their intelligence and their patience. It all becomes clear within this intriguing science museum, which also offers regular temporary exhibitions for the whole family.

Look at the page The History of Iron Museum to find further information.


Galerie Poirel

Ideally situated in the heart of Nancy (opposite the TVG station, near the Congrès Prouvé Centre and not far from Place Stanislas), the Poirel Gallery is a vast exhibition hall whose 1000m² are entirely dedicated to the discovery of contemporary art and design.

Look at the page Galerie Poirel to find further information


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