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A day in Nancy

A day in Nancy

We recommend you start your visit by popping into the Tourist Office in Place Stanislas. You’ll be able to find out all you need to know to make the most of your stay in Nancy, and purchase the Nancy City Pass, which offers great savings. Spend less and visit more!

Why not start your visit by seeing how the art nouveau movement left its mark on Nancy in the early 20th century. The ‘Art nouveau in the business district’ walk will take you to the Ville Neuve (new town), now the business district, where you can wander around the shops and admire the art nouveau features on their facades, the wrought-iron work and the windows. Do go inside the Crédit Lyonnais and admire the magnificent stained glass roof.

If you’re ready to stop for lunch, there’s a good selection of restaurants around Place Charles III. Or you can find all you need for a delicious picnic at the covered market.

After lunch, come back to Place Stanislas and discover the UNESCO world heritage ensemble and the old town (Ville Vielle). You can choose from four options: from February to October, there’s a guided tour of the historic centre every Saturday at 2.30pm, or from April to October you can take the tourist train; all year round you can either follow a guided tour at your own pace with the audioguide, or make it a fun family activity with the “De places en parcs” tour that you can download using the Baludik app.

After this historical and cultural tour, you can stay in the old town and wander round the little shops, take a break in the beautiful Pépinière Park, or finish the day with a visit to the Cordeliers church (includes an exhibition about the dukes of Lorraine, whose tombs are in the chapel), the Fine Arts Museum in Place Stanislas, or the Aquarium, all within walking distance.