A beautiful town with so much to offer. Capital of the Dukes of Lorraine, Nancy is known throughout the world for its array of eighteenth century architecture in place Stanislas, place de la Carrière and place d’Alliance - listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1983.
Even more than being a town dedicated to art (which it is), Nancy has turned to “live” culture, with a national opera, a ballet, a symphony and opera orchestra, a national drama centre and 6 museums, among which is the unique, genre-transcending École de Nancy (School of Nancy museum).
At first glance, Nancy is best known for its sweet specialities: the pearlescent Macarons de Nancy that melt in the mouth; the little golden Bergamotes de Nancy, those translucent square sweets, that are so portable you can send, or have them sent, all around the world !
On closer inspection the gastronomic picture also has a savoury side in quiches, potées (hotpot), Bouchées à la Reine (chicken vols-au-vent), Lorraine pâté, pies, tarts, cooked meats and all the variations of Lorraine’s best-loved fruit, the Mirabelle plum.
And to finish off, what about a little cheese from the nearby Vosges mountains, some hand-made bread, Côtes de Toul wine = bliss !
Gourmands, don’t forget to schedule a visit to the central market in the heart of the New Town! There you will discover products from this wooded region with our rich history and generous nature: freshwater fish, water fowl, woodland and wild game, orchard fruits, mushrooms and truffles…
Both in the town and in its surrounding area, there are some good (and very good) restaurants, inventive and respected chefs and fine regional produce: Nancy really will delight your taste buds!
Make the most of the town with the City Pass which will enable you to discover the ducal town at a discounted price.
The Tourist Info Centre has a wide range of weekend deals, tailored to your budget and your interests.
54011 NANCY CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 83 35 22 41
Fax : +33 (0)3 83 35 90 10