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Nancy and Eastern France

Nancy Christmas Market

Nancy (54 Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Est) is the star attraction in Eastern France with its history, culture and art-deco heritage.

In October there is a Jazz Festival Nancy Jazz Pulsations 9 – 19 October 2019 – see

The medieval town of Nancy hosts its celebrated Christmas  market 23 November – 30 December 2018 in the historic Place Maginot. A wide range of local specialties are on offer, from delicious fresh bread to spicy charcuterie and, for those with a sweet tooth, bergamot sweets (bonbons), macaroons and Mirabelle liqueur. Several little chalets (stalls) sell hand-crafted toys and an array of other presents. Also you can enjoy Christmas activities include carol singing, folk dancing and lively street entertainment.

Place Stanislas, Place d’Alliance, Place de la Carrière : three squares, three works of art, three unique monuments which together are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Nancy has much to offer – Fairytale cobbled streets, elaborately decorated monuments, a village atmosphere in the  city centre and the surrounds.Discover the flavours behind Lorraine’s reputation for quality produce, products and dining options. Why not tour the markets or take a cooking class?

The artistic movement Art Nouveau flourished in Nancy and across Europe from the late 19th century, its influence is particularly visible in Nancy architecture.

Nancy Tourisme – Place Stanislas

B&Bs, hotels, self-catering apartments/villas in Nancy

Hôtel Particulier Appartements d’Hôtes

Stay at the self-catering apartments at Hôtel Particulier Appartements d’Hôtes, just 250yards from Place Stanislas with its own kitchenette.

By Train to Nancy with

In Nancy the romantic Old Town, the historic Ducal Palace, and Stanislas, Carrière and Alliance Squares, an iconic architectural collection that has been protected with World Heritage Site status for 30 years.

UNESCO World Heritage SiteNancy tends to be a little off the beaten track for visitors from the UK but could be well worth a visit, as the historic 18th Century city centre’s buildings are recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Centre. An elegant city, with classic 18th century architecture and boulevards.

For more info on Nancy and Eastern France see and

Nancy is only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Paris with the new TGV Est. Previous journey time 2 hours 45 minutes.

TGVYou can book tickets online for Eurostar, TGV, TGV Est and any destination in France – with Loco2,com

Hotel des Prelats, Nancy

Hotel des Prelats, Nancy

Hotel, B&Bs and self-catering in Nancy including the central Hotel des Prelats, an old Episcopal house dating from early 17th century and just 100yds from the Stanislas Place.

Hôtel Particulier Appartements d’Hôtes

OR self-catering apartments at Hôtel Particulier Appartements d’Hôtes, just 250 yards from Place Stanislas with its own kitchenette.

By Train to Nancy with