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Nancy is one of the most elegant and beautiful cities in France. There were kept a lot of fine monuments.
Polish king Stanislav became the original hero of Lorraine. Though many people firstly grumbled against him. You can even see the house with Leopold's bust, last really independent lotharingian duke at whom admirers of freedom often gathered. Today tourists are ready to pay for the right to look at Stanislav's square (especially it is good at night), to go to a local opera ( the beauty of a building quite meets to a level of statements there


In the XIX century Nancy became the native land of such celebrities as Galle, Daum, Majorelle, Prouve, Vallin. These people stand at sources of occurrence Art Nuevo. More than 70 houses in style of Art Nuevo create uniform ensemble in Nancy.

French Nancy is well-known for the architectural ensembles. The UNESCO included the city in the list of the World heritage of mankind. The local Stanislav's square is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, but also there is the set of baroque and rococo palaces and houses, parks and squares. The whole last year there was celebrated the XVIIIth century which became "the gold" for the history of the city.

In the XVIII century the Polish king Stanislav - prince Lorrensky, father-in-law of Lui XV, equipped Nancy with the fine square, with gold lattices and fountains.

You can watch my 4 min 03 sec Video Nancy ,
1 min 18 sec Video Nancy Zoo and
2 min 10 sec Video Nancy Basilica out of my Youtube channel.

  • Last visit to Nancy: Aug 1995
  • Intro Updated Mar 18, 2012
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    A lovely informative page! Nancy looks a great place to visit, looks like you need a bit of time to see all those sights.

    • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
      Nov 28, 2013 at 6:45 AM

      Nancy need a more attentive visit for sure. As almost always I had lack of time to explore it ...

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Nov 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      Often it is like that for me too! Coming from so far away, I always think either a few hours or a few days in a town or city is better than nothing.!

  • timada's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Good tips and wonderful pictures ...like always :-)) Charming town !

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Thanks for the great stories about Nancy in Lorraine! I did not know that the Battle of Nancy was such a big event in European history. Also, thanks for visiting my Tallinn page. The Old City in Nancy appears to be a less touristy than the one in Tallinn.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    This is really a very thorough visit of Nancy! Same than Metz, I went often in Nancy but 90% of the time for work and 10% for a rest with a beer n some terrace with a view on Stanislas Place. Not much time for a visit!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2007 at 4:08 AM

    Enjoyed this page on Nancy. We were once in the area of Nancy many years ago, but sadly did not go directly into the city. The parks and architecture are wonderful. Thanks for the history of Nancy.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:20 AM

    I've seen a lot of France, but I've never been to Nancy. I never knew there was so much interesting and beautiful architecture.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 10:28 AM

    Very interestings tips and photographs of architecture, old art and flowers ;-)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2006 at 7:14 AM

    An interesting page about great architecture & lovely works of art, thanks for sharing, Sergey !

  • Jul 10, 2006 at 12:43 AM

    Very nice and interesting page. You are lucky being inside of St Epvre. I was in the city when the church was under reconstruction as well as Stanislas Square was under reconstruction works preparing to 250 years anniversary.

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