Nancy is also renowned as an art nouveau city. Along with Barcelona, Brussels and even Vienna, Nancy has an outstanding art nouveau heritage. This movement flourished in Nancy in the early 20th century. Town houses, shops and public buildings were decorated in the style of the ‘Ecole de Nancy’ or Nancy School with its elegant curves and floral motifs.
To start the day in style, take your breakfast at the Brasserie Excelsior, next to the railway station, which has carefully preserved its magnificent art nouveau decor.
To continue with the art nouveau theme in the afternoon, take some time to visit the Museum of the Nancy School. This unique museum, devoted entirely the art nouveau movement which flourished in Nancy, is housed in the former residence of Eugène Corbin and features a series of rooms (living room, bedrooms, dining room, etc.) decorated in the style of the period. We recommend you take a look at the nearby Rue Félix Faure with its coloured façades or walk up as far as the Villa Majorelle, which you can admire from outside (the gardens will reopen in 2020).