Tourism and activities in Nancy
At the heart of the old town of Nancy, a medieval and Renaissance city, you can lose yourself in the latticework of narrow cobbled streets, lined with tall houses, or discover its small lively squares and significant number of architectural jewels.
With its Sunday market, flea markets, shops and cafés, the neighbourhood is constantly thriving and there is certainly no shortage of great addresses to uncover.
When you visit the Revotel hotel, take the time to discover:
- The Place Stanislas, located approximately 15 minutes’ walk from our hotel. The royal square is now fully pedestrianized. It was built between 1751 and 1755 in honour of the king of France by Stanislas Leszczynski, the former king of Poland who went on to become the duke of Lorraine. The square has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The Musée de Beaux-Arts ('Fine Arts'), located on place Stanislas and which houses a particularly significant collection of Daum crystal.
- The Musée Lorrain and the Palais Ducal.
- The Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, a temple to art nouveau.
- The Villa Majorelle, a major example of art nouveau architecture
- The cathedral of Nancy
Capital of the dukes of Lorraine
From the Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance, the dukes of Lorraine never ceased to continuously embellish Nancy, their capital city. The old town boasts a significant number of tourist sites, such as the Palais Ducal, which gives visitors to the city the exciting opportunity to retrace its prestigious history. Built in the Renaissance style, the latter stands in the heart of Nancy, next to the Église des Cordeliers, and was once the principal residence of the dukes of Lorraine. Today it houses the Musée Lorrain dedicated to the cultural and artistic history of Lorraine from prehistoric times to the present day. Inside the convent at the Église des Cordeliers now lie the tombs of the dukes of Lorraine.
The surrounding neighbourhood is full of beautiful buildings, shops, good restaurants and feels particularly young and lively.