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Walks and routes

Nancy is a city that can be easily explored on foot, while its surroundings offer a host of natural spaces and viewpoints. Historical heritage, fauna, flora or contemporary creations reveal themselves along the way.

Walking around the city

Tourist walkways marked out on the ground

Pedestrian markings lead visitors along three walking routes to discover at your own pace via golden nails on the ground and information panels;

    • Historic centre (1h30): Discover the capital of the Dukes of Lorraine and its most iconic monuments
    • Art Nouveau (2h30): Let yourself be amazed by the wealth of Nancy’s Art Nouveau architecture as you stroll through the city
    • Rives de Meurthe (2h): this district with a rich industrial path, now in the midst of a revival, can be discovered along the water

To find your way around, simply follow the nails on the ground which will guide you through these tourist routes to points of interest. On each totem, QR codes allow you to access a range of informative content. You can also discover the various routes on the Nancy City Map.

New: you can now view or download our audio-guide content in 12 languages to learn even more, all at your own pace.

Other routes

Other routes are also available on various applications: find fun family walks with Baludik (in French only), an itinerary to take in the contemporary works of the ADN – Art dans Nancy route (available in French, English and German) and even themed tours from an unusual perspective such as the filming locations of famous films with Cirkwi.

Nature walks

In the parks, on the banks of the Rives de Meurthe, in the forest or on the heights, a host of different routes allow you to enjoy nature for a fantastic walk in the surrounding area. 19 signposted paths spanning nearly 210 km have been marked out clockwise around 5 major themes: water, “nature in the city”, “History of Heritage”, Coasts and Forests, and hikes between the city and the countryside.

Each option is accessible via public transport (bus or train), always departing from a bus stop. Top tip: public transport is free on weekends in the Greater Nancy area.

Each route comes with a hiking summary sheet and a “GPX” trail that can be downloaded free of charge.