Souvenirs to go
Before you head home, be sure to pick up some of the must-taste treats of this gourmet city to take back to share with friends and family.
For a fruity touch, you can’t leave without the city’s most famous specialty: Nancy Bergamotes. In a lovely box featuring Place Stanislas, these translucent little golden square candies delight the palate with a sweet and sour flavour. The old version of the metal box made an appearance in the film Amélie. The red and gold design was decorated with thistles, Lorraine crosses, and the wrought-iron fences of Place Stanislas designed by Jean Lamour.
The history of Nancy Macarons goes back several centuries to when the recipe was invented by Benedictine nuns. Close your eyes and bite into these delicious crunchy biscuits with a soft centre, made with almonds from Provence, egg whites, and sugar.
For art buffs with a sweet tooth, there’s nothing like the Nancy School sugar vases of the Saint-Epvre pastry shop to take a little bit of Art Nouveau home with you. These sculptures were created by Jean-François Adam in 1999 to celebrate the centenary of the Nancy School.
Lorraine Duchesses will charm all the chocolate lovers. Their origins remain unclear, but these hazelnut praline sweets coated with a pistachio-coloured royal icing meringue are sure to delight your taste buds. Golfers will love Chocotees, delicious chocolate-praline bites in the shape of a golf ball.