Nancy, located in the Lorraine region of France, is one of the most economical cities of the country. It is also a major educational hub in the country serving thousands of students at three universities. The city is known for its rich culture, which has a right blend of sophistication and innovation.
Till the 18th century, Nancy consisted of two fortified towns, Ville-Vielle (Old town) on the north, and Ville-Neuve (New town) on the south. Stanislaw I, king of Poland summoned a French Architect French architect Emmanuel Here de Corny in 1750 to pull down the walls and construct a town centre. The city was further developed after the Franco-German War and also in the 20th century.
The Tourism of Nancy is enriched with its medieval heritage. The city is famous for its resplendent pedestrian square which includes world heritage buildings - Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance which is a must-see place on the itineraries of thousands of tourists.
Nancy is also recognized for its acclaimed Art Nouveau movement with the establishment of École de Nancy. This is probably why the city still attracts a number of tourists involved with art. In addition, the city is also known for its classic museums, well-cropped gardens, and shopping areas with windows shining in Baccarat Crystal.
So, when you’re vacation planner points out towards Nancy, do not forget to spend a great time walking around the gorgeous town square, shopping in the narrow streets of the Ville-Vielle, grab some macaroons or evening snacks at rue des Maréchaux or chill out at some alternative bars and indulge yourself in the city’s most cherished art galleries.
Essential travel information and Nancy tips for your visit
- Casual wear would be the best to pack while visiting Nancy.
- Mondays are when most of the tourist attractions and museums are closed. So, set your trip planners accordingly.
- Remember, the tourist information centre at Place Stan gives you passes which allows free entry into six Nancy museums for 10 days at EUR 10. The facility can also be availed in EUR 16 pass, which provides sightseeing visits with free Audio or Travel Guides, public transport passes and discount on bike rentals.