Nancy: what to do, what to see...

The capital of the Dukes of Lorraine, Nancy is renowned the world over for its UNESCO listed 18th Century architecture. This includes its three squares: Carrière, Alliance and Stanislas, said to be the most beautiful in the world. Wandering through any one of these, or a stroll to admire the city’s Art Nouveau treasures, can be enhanced by a gourmet stop to sample the original macaroons that have been made since 1793.


• The UNESCO World heritage Place Stanislas
• Art Nouveau architecture, such as the famous Villa Majorelle
• The Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy Art Nouveau museum
• Furniture by Jean Prouvé and Daum glassware at the Fine Arts Museum
• More than 12,000 species at the Botanical Garden


• The Brasserie L'Excelsior and its Art nouveau décor
• Visit the city with a local greeter
• The 22-hecatre Pepinière Park in the heart of the city
• Nancy and its surroundings’ audio guided tour to download on your smartphone
• Opera or ballet at an Italianate theatre in Place Stanislas


• Stanislas Baba, a traditional Polish sponge cake drenched in sweet Tokaj wine
• Macaroons by the Soeurs Macarons nuns, created in 1793
• World-famous savoury Quiche Lorraine tart
• Golden Bergamot boiled sweets with natural essential oil of bergamot
• Mirabelle plums in marmalade, tarts, pastries or brandy


• A lovely metal box of Bergamot sweets
• Souvenirs by local craftsmen from the Tourist Office Shop
• A Saint Nicholas souvenir, patron saint of Lorraine
• Mirabelle plum flavoured Gâteau Lorrain cake
• A piece of world-famous Daum glassware

Getting to Nancy