The city of Nancy really knows how to stage an event. In 1999 it celebrated L’Ecole de Nancy, In 2005 it was time to recount the 18th century- The time of Enlightenment and in 2013 The Renaissance, a way of recounting the past as well as looking to the future in the art, in our society and through the sciences.
The national opera, choreography center, music halls, museums, theaters etc are all going to host excellent opportunities for outings, parties, tours and discovery.
Outside this program Nancy will stage as usual, many events on its incredibly diverse events calendar, including the Livre sur la Place (book fair), Nancy Jazz Pulsation, events for Saint Nicolas, Chant Choral, the International Festival of Images, Festival of theatre Neue Stûcke, Rendez Vous Place Stanislas, Nancyphonies, the list goes on …
Literature, music, gardens, photography, events to relive our heritage, these are just some of the dozens of reasons to visit Nancy and the region of Lorraine!
Rendez-vous place Stanislas
From Mid-June to Mid-September 2017
Nancy honours its architectural heritage with ‘Rendez-Vous Place Stanislas’.
Place Stan becomes the destination to watch the outstanding works of our city, animated and projected in a spectacular technical display on the walls of five buildings within the square (hôtel de ville, Opéra, Fine Arts Museum, Hôtel de la Reine et Pavillon Jacquet), over 200 metres!
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Le livre sur la place - Books in the square
From September 8 to September 10, 2017
Le Livre sur la Place is held in September, the first event in France’s new literary calendar each year.
Some 120,000 visitors come to meet 400 authors in Place Carrière
Ephemeral Garden in Place Stanislas
From September 30 to November 5, 2017
A masterpiece recreated every autumn by the Parks and Gardens Management, this wonderful garden offers a change of scenery in the famous square. The locals become tourists as they stop to contemplate the Ephemeral Garden.
Nancy Jazz Pulsations
From October 11 to October 21, 2017
In the first forty years of its existence, the most emblematic of music festivals in Eastern France has presented the major currents in contemporary music: not only jazz and blues, but rock, French popular songs, electronic music, reggae, hip-hop and world music.
More informations at : http://www.nancyjazzpulsations.com
The Christmas Market
From the end of November to the end of December
For almost a month every year, from Saint Nicolas Day to Christmas, Nancy serves as background to the legendary world of Saint Nicolas, the Patron Saint of Children, celebrated throughout eastern France and in several other countries. In a dream-like atmosphere, the illuminated city provides the ideal background for the numerous visitors to enjoy endless moments of pleasure and fantasy, and the city’s superb culture, art and gastronomy.
2nd and 3rd December 2017
Since the Middle Ages, Saint Nicolas Day has been celebrated throughout Lorraine on 6 December.
In Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, the pilgrimage in homage to the Patron Saint of Lorraine draws thousands of faithful.
In Nancy, over a hundred thousand people throng the streets to watch the show in honour of the Patron of Lorraine, Protector of Children.
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International Festival of Choral Music
From May 9 to May 13, 2018
This Festival, which is held every two years, is one of the major, popular artistic events in Lorraine. Since the first Festival in 1979, it has attracted over 147 groups from 47 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.
Its world-wide musical reputation can be seen in the presence of groups from all these continents, specially chosen for their quality and originality.
More informations at : http://www.chantchoral.org