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

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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 landscaped gardens. It’s housed in a 19th-century villa about 2km southwest of the centre; to get there take bus 6 (Painlevé stop) or bus 6, 7 or 8 (Nancy Thermal stop).

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1. Villa Majorelle

0.34 MILES

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

2. Chambre de Commerce

0.88 MILES

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

3. Vieille Ville

1.13 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,…

4. Musée des Beaux-Arts

1.14 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. Hôtel de Ville

1.16 MILES

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

7. Place Stanislas

1.17 MILES

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…

8. Place de la Carrière

1.25 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…