To the east of Nancy, countryside meets city at Essey-lès-Nancy, where large commercial zones have been built, with 250 businesses employing 2,000 people. Both Essey-lès-Nancy and Dommartement lie on Sainte-Geneviève hill. This former Celtic oppidum offers fabulous views of the Meurthe valley below. Saint-George’s Church, built between the 13th and 15th centuries, has an 18th-century marble altar and a painting by Demange Prot dated 1672. The apple conservation orchard, with its rare and heritage varieties, is a must for anyone with an interest in apples – or just food in general! Don’t miss the Chemin Stratégique which leads up to the plateau. The ‘Essey Chantant’ music festival is organised in Essey-lès-Nancy each year.