Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation


Crowned by a frescoed dome, Nancy’s 18th-century cathedral is a sombre mixture of neoclassical and Baroque.

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Nearby Nancy attractions

1. Hôtel de Ville

0.16 MILES

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

2. Place de l’Alliance

0.17 MILES

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…

3. 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…

4. Musée des Beaux-Arts

0.23 MILES

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…

5. Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy

0.27 MILES

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…

6. Place de la Carrière

0.36 MILES

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…

7. Chambre de Commerce

0.41 MILES

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

8. Vieille Ville

0.43 MILES

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,…