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Top Choice Gallery 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 floor, where a chronological spin begins with 14th- to 17th-cen…
Top Choice Square in Nancy

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 enlightened, Polish-born duke of Lorraine, whose statue stands …
Museum in Nancy

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…
Museum in Nancy

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 spotlights medieval statuary, engravings and lustrous faience (glazed …
French in Nancy

La Maison dans le Parc

Shining with one Michelin star, this restaurant is Nancy's bastion of fine dining. Service is faultless and the ambience one of urban sophistication, with clean lines, monochrome hues and floor-to-ceiling windows. A…
Museum in Nancy

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 Les Blés dining room, with its vine-like stone fireplace. Ad…
Food in Nancy

Lefèvre-Lemoine

They don’t make sweet shops like this 1840s treasure any more, where a bird chirps a welcome as you enter. One of the old-fashioned sweet tins made a cameo appearance in the film Amélie. Bergamotes de Nancy (bergamo…
Bistro in Nancy

Le V-Four

With just a handful of tables, this petite bistro is all about intimacy and understated sophistication. Mulberry chairs and crisp white tablecloths set the scene for original creations such as grilled scallops with …
Brasserie in Nancy

Brasserie Excelsior

As opulent as a Fabergé egg with its stucco and stained glass, Excelsior whisks you back to the decadent era of art nouveau. Brusquely efficient waiters bring brasserie classics such as oysters (September through Ap…
French in Nancy

Le Gentilhommiere

Warm-hued, subtly lit Le Gentilhommiere stands head and shoulders above most of the restaurants on rue des Maréchaux. Specialities like scallop tartlet with beetroot and liquorice vinaigrette and pike-perch fillets …