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Here, the 18th century is everywhere. From the Abbaye des Prémontrés to the royal Place Stanislas, the Château des Lumières at Lunéville to the National Stud at Rosières-aux-Salines, and so on. So many exceptional historical sites, classed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

The Ecole de Nancy was founded here, spearhead of the Art Nouveau movement in France. Great artists from Lorraine, Emile Gallé at the forefront, expressed their vision of this decorative art inspired by nature, in architecture, glass and crystal ware, stained-glass windows, metalwork, and even cabinet making

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LA DOUËRA
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

LA DOUËRA

The Lorraine painter Charles Cournault (1815-1904) was trained by Delacroix. His house in Malzéville near Nancy of orientalist style reminds of his trips in Algeria.
ALLIANCE SQUARE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

ALLIANCE SQUARE

This square originally called Saint Stanislas Square is part of the architectural unity commissioned by Stanislas from Emmanuel Héré, to be built on the site of the Duke's kitchen garden. A baroque fountain by the sculptor Cyfflé, which to…
HÔTEL DE CRAON
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

HÔTEL DE CRAON

Hôtel de Craon, nowadays the Nancy Court of Appeal, was built by the architect German Boffrand in the early 18th century, forty years before the architectural ensemble built by Emmanuel Héré. Is it possible that Boffrand may have inspired…
PLACE DE LA CARRIERE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PLACE DE LA CARRIERE

Place de la Carrière, or Carriere Square, appeared in the middle of the sixteenth century. Its name comes from its career use for jousting, tournaments and other equestrian games. It was later rebuilt by Stanislas Leszczynski in the 18th C. The…
PLACE STANISLAS
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Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PLACE STANISLAS

Place Stanislas is considered as one of the loveliest royal squares in Europe. It is an architectural jewel in Nancy’s crown, a perfect example of 18th century French classicism; it was listed by UNESCO on the World Heritage Sites in 1983.…
HOTEL DE VILLE DE NANCY
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Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

HOTEL DE VILLE DE NANCY

The Town Hall has had its home in Place Stanislas since the 18th century. Its grand façade displaying the coat of arms of Stanislas and the emblem of the city of Nancy runs along a whole side of the former royal square. A stone balustrade runs…
PLAQUE 1477
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PLAQUE 1477

The paving stone bearing the date 1477 is a reminder of the battle of Nancy. It marks the site of th ehouse where the body of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, was laid when he was killed on 5th january 1477 while attacking Nancy.
PALAST OF THE DUKES
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

PALAST OF THE DUKES

Built in the 16th century following the battle of Nancy, it used to be the residence of the dukes of Lorraine. Abandoned by duke Leopold who moved to Luneville ,in the 18th century, it became the Lorraine museum in 1848. It has a remakable…
MAISON DES DEUX SIRÈNES
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

MAISON DES DEUX SIRÈNES

The late 16th century town house known as ‘Maison des Deux Sirènes’ (house of the two mermaids) takes its name from the sculpture on the corner of the building which depicts, not two mermaids, but two Tritons in an embrace. The richly…
HOTEL D'HAUSSONVILLE
Region Nancy et Couronne
Close to Nancy

HOTEL D'HAUSSONVILLE

Namd afetr the priest who wuilt Saint Epvre basilica, the street "Rue Monseigneur Trouillet" is lined with beautiful mansions including Hotel d'Haussonville. The latter's two balustrades are Flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance respectively. It also…