Maison Carree Hotel Nancy
12, rue du Bac, Mereville, Lorraine, 54850, France
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Outside of Beaux Arts Museum
Gisant of Philippa de Gueldra
One Face of Porte
Top of Arch
Travel Tips for Nancy
Nancy is also called the cradle of Art Nouveau, a style that equally influenced architecture, interior design, jewellery and objets d'art.
The Ecole de Nancy, founded in 1901, was the strongest force in the development of the Art Nouveau. They now operate a museum, which I must admit we did not see - so this is a must do thing for our next visit for sure! We strolled through the Art Nouveau part of Nancy and loved those little details like the doors, the balconies, the stukkos - what a great aspect of this beautiful city!
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Walk Past Art Nouveau Architecture in Nancy
There are very few places where Art Nouveau was created by more than a single artist or two. One of these places was Nancy over the 1890-1910 period. The most significant work was done in glasswork by people like Emile Galle (1846-1904) and the cabinet maker Louis Majorelle. At the same time there was one of the most distinguished companies making high quality glass objects for general consumption at work in Nancy associated with the various artists. Another aspect of this work was the creation of interesting architecture in the Art Nouveau style following along the lines of people like Gaudi in Barcelona. One of these is the Excelsior restaurant. Another example is a the BNP bank.
Walk By the Arch of Triumph
The Arc de Triomphe was erected in the northern extension of the Pl. Stanislas between 1754-56 in honor of Louis XV by Emmanuel Here as a modern copy of the Arch of Septimus-Severus in Rome.On the front facing the Place, one can see a set of Greek statues and a medallion of Louis XV and other features. The central arch is tall and rounded at the top with small lateral passages that fill the rest of the width of the street. The back face of the arch is rather plain. There are galleries leading away to either side of the arch. On the southwest side is a statue to Jean Callot, the greatest etcher before Rembrandt, who was born and died in Nancy in 1635.
Jeanne's d'Arc statue
Jeanne's d'Arc statue is nowadays installed at the church Saint-Epvre Basilica. It is interesting, that this church was one of the oldest in Nancy in the XVI century.
Duke Leopold demolished a part of the building to expand the street therefore the church began to collapse and ruined The ruins were completely taken down during the revolution.
The CH?TEAU DE MONTAIGU, known as the Maison d'Rdouard Salin (1889 -1970) was originally the home of this archaeologist, man of letters and scientist renowned for his research on the MEROVINGIAN PERIOD and also on metals.
It houses paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and archaeological finds that show the good taste of this enlightened art collector.....
The castle is situated in the charming Parc de Montaigu, close to the Iron History Museum..........