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30 Bd Jean-Jaures, Nancy, Lorraine, 54000, France
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Travel Tips for Nancy
Nancy quarters: Ville-Vieille
The Old City of Nancy has a history dating back to the Middle Ages, when the town developed around the Duke's castle. Not much is left of that time period except for the Craffe Gate, but this quarter is full of history, antique shops, wonderful palais, small streets and our favourite restaurant! The fleamarket extending all along Grande Rue and our anniversary dinner at "Le Romarin"!
Domremy: this idyllically-located spot is one of the most famous sites in Lorraine, for it was here that Joan of Arc, later St. Joan, was born in 1412. Many sights commemorate the life and influence of this French heroine.
One of the highlights of a visit is the house where Joan of Arc was born, which gives an authentic impression of a 15th-century farmer’s residence.
Joan’s brief life and the historical situation of the time are accurately depicted in the tiny museum.
The neighbouring church contains the 12th-century font at which she was baptised.
The Bois Chenu was where the 13-year-old Joan heard the voices that informed her of her political mission.
The neo-Gothic Basilique nationale du Bois-Chenu, built between 1891 and 1926, is now a much-visited place of pilgrimage.
Musée des Beaux Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy is situated on Place Stanislas. It is open every day except Wednesdays. Entrance fee is 6 € (2007), but the ticket is valid all day! Every first Sunday of the month the entrance is free from 10 a.m. until 1.30 h p.m. (except for the special exhibitions).
Definitely a good tip for art lovers or for bad weather things to do!
Porte de la Craffe
The most remarkable building in the old quarter is this medieval door, once a prison.
I don't know why, but the door is much more beautiful from inside than from outside, the same happening to Stanislas door.
In my third visit I will check it out.
Rene's Gisant Is Centrally Located in the Church
The most important item in the Cordelier's church is the gisant of Rene II. He had the church built between 1480-87 to celebrate the delivery of Nancy in 1477. he died in 1509. Its base is decorated with pleurants and done by Gauvain. Not far off is the altar which is backed by a retable of the Trinity done in polychrome. The east wall of the church is covered by a fine set of choir stalls taken from a nearby church in 1691.