Must-see attractions in Nancy

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts


    Lodged in a regal 18th-century edifice, Nancy's standout gallery occupies art lovers for hours. A wrought-iron staircase curls gracefully up to the 2nd…

  • The fountain of Neptune in the Rococo style and the gilded wrought iron portico in the north-west corner of the place Stanislas in Nancy, France.

    Place Stanislas


    Nancy’s crowning glory is this grand neoclassical square and Unesco World Heritage Site. Designed by Emmanuel Héré in the 1750s, it was named after the…

  • The Lorraine Museum, also called the Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine is the historical museum of the Lorraine region in Nancy, France.

    Musée Lorrain


    Once home to the dukes of Lorraine, the regal Renaissance Palais Ducal now shelters the Musée Lorrain. The rich fine arts and history collection…

  • The Museum of Nancy School of Art Nouveau, in Nancy, France.

    Musée de l’École de Nancy


    A highlight of a visit to Nancy, the Musée de l’École de Nancy brings together an exquisite collection of art-nouveau interiors, curvaceous glass and…

  • The Porte de la Craffe in Nancy, France.

    Vieille Ville


    A saunter through the charming old town takes in the silver-turreted, 14th-century Porte de la Craffe, Nancy’s oldest city gate, and place St-Epvre,…

  • Villa Majorelle


    The whimsical Villa Majorelle, built by Henri Sauvage in 1901, bears the hallmarks of Majorelle (furniture) and Gruber (stained glass). The centrepiece is…

  • Place de la Carrière


    Adjoining place Stanislas – on the other side of Nancy’s own Arc de Triomphe, built in the mid-1750s to honour Louis XV – is this quiet square. Once a…

  • Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy


    Bang in the centre of town, this museum brings together a natural history museum and aquarium under one rather stylish art-deco roof. Its tanks swirl with…

  • Parc de la Pépinière


    On a hot summer’s day, escape the crowds in this formal garden, with ornamental fountains, a rose garden and a Rodin sculpture of Baroque landscape…

  • Place de l’Alliance


    This lime-tree-fringed square, World Heritage material, is graced by a Baroque fountain by Bruges-born Louis Cyfflé (1724–1806), inspired by Bernini’s…

  • Hôtel de Ville


    Forming part of the place Stanislas ensemble, the grand 18th-century Hôtel de Ville spreads across the entire southern flank of the square.

  • Chambre de Commerce


    Built in 1908, the art nouveau Chambre de Commerce features wrought iron by Louis Majorelle.

More destinations you need to see