How to Spend a Perfect Day in Nancy with Itinerary Map

Stanislas Square

Nancy

Check Point
・・Place Stanislas registered as a World Heritage Site

・Art Nouveau decorations found everywhere

・Famous sweets such as macarons and mirabelle

【City description】

It’s the principal city in the Lorraine region famous for the quiche Lorraine. The Art Nouveau developed in this city and we can find the decoration of the Art Nouveau in the city. In particular, the decoration in the Stanislas Square is fantastic. If you are interested in this art, you should visit the Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy because there are many art works of the Art Nouveau in the museum of this art design. In addition, the macaron was invented in this city and there is a good macaron shop near the Stanislas Square.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 8 h

【Budget】

 23 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Nancy Station

★When you go out from the station, go to the street in front of the station. When you arrive at André Maginot Square, go straight on Saint-Jean St on the rail of the tramway. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

②Notre-Dame of the Annunciation Cathedral

★Go to Maurice Barres St in front of the cathedral. It takes 5 minutes.

③Stanislas Square

④Art Museum

★Go to a path beside the opera in the Stanislas Square.

⑤Park of Nursery

★Leave the park by George Chepfer Path.

⑥Career Square

★Continue down the street and you will see the church on your left.

⑦Saint-Epvre Basilic

★Go to Grande St in front of the basilic.

⑧Cordeliers Church

★Continue to walk on the street for 5 minutes.

⑨Gate of Craffe

★Turn left to go to Craffe St.

⑩Weissenberger’s house

★Continuing down the street, you will see the Arc de Triomphe.

⑪Desilles Gate

★Go to Léopold St by the end and turn right to go to Serre St.

⑫Stanislas Gate

★If you have the time, continue the trip. If not, go back to the station.

If you continue, go straight on Raymond Poincaré St for 10 minutes. When you arrive at a cemetery, turn left to go to Saint-Lambert St. When you arrive at a crossroad, turn right to go to Goncourt St.

⑬Villa Majorelle

★Turn left to go to Vieil Aître St. Even if you arrive at the crossroad, continue to go ahead on the same street. It takes 15 minutes.

⑭Nancy School Museum

★Go back to the street and when you arrive at Paul Painlevé Square, go to Villers St. When you arrive at Commanderie Square, go to Foch Avenue.

⑮Tower of Commandry

★Continue to walk on the street to return to the station. Go straight for 15 minutes.

【Goal】
Nancy Station


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【Start】

①Nancy Station

Gare de Nancy

★When you go out from the station, go to the street in front of the station. When you arrive at André Maginot Square, go straight on Saint-Jean St on the rail of the tramway. It takes 15 minutes by walk.


②Notre-Dame of the Annunciation Cathedral

Notre-Dame of the Annunciation Cathedral

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 3 pm – 7 pm

Close: No

It is a classical style cathedral built in the 18th century. When you step inside, it has a simple structure and only natural light, so it doesn’t give you a glamorous impression. You can see the Art Nouveau style in the fences.


★Go to Maurice Barres St in front of the cathedral. It takes 5 minutes.


③Stanislas Square

Stanislas Square

Place Stanislas

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is the central square of the city, where a bronze statue of Stanislas Lenziski, King of Poland who ruled the Lorraine region, stands tall. The square is surrounded by elaborate buildings such as a museum, tourist information center, and town hall, and you can see the beautiful Art Nouveau style in the electric lights and fences. Due to the beauty of this decoration, it has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Let’s eat Nancy’s macarons! !

Maisons des Soeurs

Near Place Stanislas is the sweet shop Maisons des Soeurs, famous for its macarons. Nancy is a town that has long been famous for its macarons, and you can order takeout at Wonders. Check out other specialties of the Lorraine Champagne region here! !


④Art Museum

Art Museum

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Time required: 90 min

Admission fee: 10 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 12/25

This museum faces Place Stanislas. Starting with religious paintings, you can view works from the Middle Ages through the ages. Many crystal works created by the Dome brothers are displayed in the basement. There is a Baccarat near Nancy, and you can see many works here as well.


★Go to a path beside the opera in the Stanislas Square.


⑤Park of Nursery

Park of Nursery

Parc de la Pépinière

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It is the largest park in the city. There is also a free zoo and botanical garden inside, making it a place of relaxation for locals. Although the grounds are large, there aren’t many highlights, so it’s best to walk around the edges and enjoy the atmosphere.


★Leave the park by George Chepfer Path.


⑥Career Square

Career Square

Place de la Carrière

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This square, like Place Stanislas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a tree-lined street with Art Nouveau gates at both ends. The plaza is large, but there isn’t much to see, so just passing by is enough.


★Continue down the street and you will see the church on your left.


⑦Saint-Epvre Basilic

Saint-Epvre Basilic

Basilique Saint-Epvre

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It is a 19th century neo-Gothic church located near Place Carriere. The fine and delicate decorations are captivating, but unfortunately you can’t usually go inside.

★Go to Grande St in front of the basilic.


⑧Cordeliers Church

Église des Cordeliers

Time required: 30 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 12/25

It’s a small church facing the street. You can see some of the exhibits from the currently closed Musée de Lorraine here.

★Continue to walk on the street for 5 minutes.


⑨Gate of Craffe

Gate of Craffe

Porte de la Craffe

Time required: 10 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

A medieval gate at the end of the street. Nancy has gates in the north, south, east, and west around Place Stanislas, but this gate is the largest and strongest.


★Turn left to go to Craffe St.


⑩Weissenberger’s house

Weissenberger’s house

Immeuble Weissenburger

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It is an Art Nouveau house with a patterned blue roof. It is also the house where the Nancy School artist Weissenbürger lived.


★Continuing down the street, you will see the Arc de Triomphe.


⑪Desilles Gate

Porte Désilles

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is the Arc de Triomphe in the northern part of Nancy on the square. It is named after Lieutenant Desilles, who was killed during the Nancy Rebellion during the French Revolution.


★Go to Léopold St by the end and turn right to go to Serre St.


⑫Stanislas Gate

Porte Stanislas

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It’s a small gate right next to Nancy Station.


★If you have the time, continue the trip. If not, go back to the station.

If you continue, go straight on Raymond Poincaré St for 10 minutes. When you arrive at a cemetery, turn left to go to Saint-Lambert St. When you arrive at a crossroad, turn right to go to Goncourt St.


⑬Villa Majorelle

Villa Majorelle

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 6 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Monday, Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 12/25

It is an Art Nouveau style house with a distinctive roof shape. The characteristic curves of Art Nouveau are incorporated not only in the furniture but also in the staircase, ceiling, windows, etc. The room with the fireplace in the center is especially beautiful with the stained glass. To tour, you must make a reservation in advance from the website below.

【Reservation Site】
https://villamajorelle-nancy.tickeasy.com/en-GB/tickets


★Turn left to go to Vieil Aître St. Even if you arrive at the crossroad, continue to go ahead on the same street. It takes 15 minutes.


⑭Nancy School Museum

Nancy School Museum

Time required: 90 min

Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Monday, Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 12/25

This is an art museum where you can see works by the Nancy school, which was one of the most advanced Art Nouveau artists. You can fully enjoy Art Nouveau works, including glasswork and furniture by Émile Gallé, a native of Nancy. The building itself incorporates Art Nouveau, and there are many things to see.


★Go back to the street and when you arrive at Paul Painlevé Square, go to Villers St. When you arrive at Commanderie Square, go to Foch Avenue.


⑮Tower of Commandry

Tour de la commanderie

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It is an old whitewashed tower. Use this as a landmark to return to the station.

★Continue to walk on the street to return to the station. Go straight for 15 minutes.



【Goal】

Nancy Station



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