Nancy Tourism

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.
  • Know the pollution level of Nancy before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Nancy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nancy.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.83 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.17 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety Index 63.73 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.15 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.83 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nancy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.16 USD

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