Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Nancy, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 7.8 km
Ascend 92 m
Descend 109 m

Experience Nancy in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Nancy

Sight 1: Théâtre de la Manufacture

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The Théâtre de la Manufacture is a theatre located in Nancy, in the former tobacco factory, and has the label of National Drama Centre (CDN).

Wikipedia: Théâtre de la Manufacture (FR)

218 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Maison Bouret

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Maison Bouret is a building located in the city of Nancy, in Meurthe-et-Moselle in the Lorraine region.

Wikipedia: Maison Bouret (FR)

567 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Musée Archéologique

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The Archaeological Museum of the University of Lorraine (MAUL) is a university museum located in Nancy, which depends on the University of Lorraine, and which houses a collection of archaeological objects.

Wikipedia: Musée archéologique de l'Université de Lorraine (FR)

996 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 4: Église Saint-Léon IX

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The Church of Saint-Léon in Nancy is a Gothic style church built from 1860 to 1877 in Nancy by the architect Léon Vautrin (1820-1884).

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Léon de Nancy (FR)

599 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Parc Blondlot

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The Blondlot Park is a public garden in the city centre of Nancy, with an area of 5,800 m2. Initially privately owned, the site has belonged to the city of Nancy since 1932.

Wikipedia: Parc Blondlot (FR)

402 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Hôtel Excelsior

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Hôtel Excelsior Aucun auteur / marque déposée

The Excelsior brewery, colloquially referred to by the apocope "L'Excel", or "Le Flo" since its acquisition by the Flo group, is a French brasserie with Art Nouveau architecture located in Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), at the corner of Henri-Poincaré and Mazagran streets, near Place Simone-Veil.

Wikipedia: Brasserie Excelsior (FR)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Porte Stanislas

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The Stanislas Gate is a gate in Nancy.

Wikipedia: Porte Stanislas (FR)

499 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Obélisque de Nancy

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The Obelisk of Nancy, or Carnot Monument, is an obelisk located in Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), on the alley that separates Place Carnot and Cours Léopold.

Wikipedia: Obélisque de Nancy (FR)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Hôtel de Lillebonne

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The Hôtel de Lillebonne is a private mansion in the city of Nancy. It is a sixteenth-century construction, in the Renaissance style, located at number 14 rue du Cheval-Blanc, at the corner with rue de la Source, in Ville-Vieille. Today, the hotel is part of a group of buildings that houses a youth and culture centre as well as a contemporary art space, the Galerie Lillebonne.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Lillebonne (FR)

104 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Hôtel de Hautoy

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The Hôtel de Hautoy is a building located in the city of Nancy, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the Grand Est region.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Hautoy (FR)

176 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Musée Lorrain

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Musée Lorrain Aucun auteur / marque déposée

Created in 1850 on the initiative of the Lorraine Archaeological Society, the Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine – Lorraine Museum is located in a group of three sites classified as Historic Monuments. It includes the ducal palace and its garden, the Cordeliers complex, and the Government palace.

Wikipedia: Musée lorrain (FR), Website

165 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Hôtel de Chastenoy

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The Hôtel de Chastenoy is a building located in the city of Nancy, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the Lorraine region.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Chastenoy (FR)

80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Craffe Gate

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The Porte de la Craffe is a gate in Nancy, an imposing vestige of the medieval fortifications, erected in the fourteenth century to the north of the old town.

Wikipedia: Porte de la Craffe (FR)

228 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Église Saint-François-des-Cordeliers

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The Church of Saint-François-des-Cordeliers is a Roman Catholic church located in Nancy, France, capital city of Lorraine.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint-François-des-Cordeliers (EN)

147 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Palais du Gouvernement

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The Government Palace of Nancy, or Governor's Palace, is a large mansion in the French city of Nancy. It is an eighteenth-century building in the classical style with its own garden.

Wikipedia: Palais du gouvernement de Nancy (FR)

366 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Parc de la Pépinière

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The Parc de la Pépinière is a public garden in Nancy.

Wikipedia: Parc de la Pépinière (FR)

407 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Hôtel Héré

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Hôtel Héré François BERNARDIN / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hôtel Héré or Pavillon Héré is a building located in the city of Nancy, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the Grand Est region.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Héré (FR)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Basilique Saint-Epvre

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The Saint-Epvre Basilica in Nancy, France, is a basilica from the Rayonnant neogothic style, built in the 19th century by the architect Prosper Morey.

Wikipedia: Saint-Epvre Basilica (EN)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: Hôtel de Ligniville

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The Hôtel de Ligniville, or de Lignéville, is a private mansion in the Old Town of Nancy, located at number 23 Grande-Rue.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Ligniville (Nancy) (FR)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Hôtel de Rogéville

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The Hôtel de Rogéville is a private mansion in the Old Town of Nancy, located at 11 Grande-Rue, at the corner of Rue du Maure-qui-Trompe. It is a Renaissance style building, modified in the classical period, which today houses a cultural structure: The Petit Théâtre, in the city...

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Rogéville (FR)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Hommage à Lamour

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Hommage à Lamour is a work by François Morellet created in 2001 and permanently installed at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy.

Wikipedia: Hommage à Lamour (FR)

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 22: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy, one of the oldest museums in France, is housed in one of the pavilions on the Place Stanislas, in the heart of the 18th-century urban ensemble, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The museum displays an important collection of European paintings and is largely open to design, including a gallery dedicated to Jean Prouvé or the Daum factory.

Wikipedia: Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy (EN), Flickr, Website, Facebook

120 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 23: Porte Héré

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The Arc Héré or Porte Héré is a triumphal arch located in the city of Nancy, France, on the north side of the Place Stanislas. It was designed by Emmanuel Héré de Corny to honor the French king Louis XV and was built between 1752 and 1755. Its architecture is inspired by the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome. The Arc replaced an older royal gate constructed under the rule of Louis XIV; three bas reliefs from the old gate are featured on the Arc.

Wikipedia: Arc Héré (EN)

190 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: Pavillon Jacquet

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The Place Stanislas is a large pedestrianised square in the French city of Nancy, in the Lorraine historic region. Built between 1752 and 1756 on the orders of Stanislaus I, the square is one of the oldest examples of an architecturally consistent and monumental public square, and is an excellent example of 18th-century urban architecture. Since 1983, the architectural ensemble comprising the Place Stanislas, the extension of its axis, the Place de la Carrière and the Place d'Alliance, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Place Stanislas (EN)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 25: Grand Hôtel de la Reine

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The Grand Hotel de la Reine is a boutique hotel located at 2 place Stanislas in Nancy, France.

Wikipedia: Grand hôtel de la Reine (FR), Website

241 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: Hôtel d'Alsace

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The Hotel is the name that has been given since 1963 to a hotel located at 13, rue des Beaux-Arts in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, one of the four districts of the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

Wikipedia: Hôtel d'Alsace (FR)

357 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 27: Porte Saint-Georges

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454 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 28: Porte Sainte-Catherine

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The Porte Sainte-Catherine is a gate in Nancy, erected in the eighteenth century.

Wikipedia: Porte Sainte-Catherine (FR)

195 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 29: Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy

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Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy

The Aquarium Museum of Nancy, is a heritage establishment of scientific and technical culture jointly managed by the Métropole du Grand Nancy and the University of Lorraine.

Wikipedia: Aquarium Museum, Nancy (EN), Website

229 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 30: Caserne Thiry

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The Thiry Barracks, first known as the Sainte-Catherine Barracks, is a barracks located near the Sainte-Catherine Gate in Nancy. It was built from 1765 to 1769 to the plans of the architect Richard Mique, on the orders of Louis XV, shortly before the annexation of Lorraine to France.

Wikipedia: Caserne Thiry (FR)


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