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Considered the most beautiful royal square in Europe and high point of Nancy’s outstanding collection of 18th century monuments, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the city of Nancy is known all over the world thanks to Place Stanislas. A magnificent example of Classical French architecture, built by Emmanuel Héré, it is surrounded by the wrought-iron worker Jean Lamour’s finely worked railings with gold highlights.

Consisting of interweaving alleyways, small squares and narrow streets lined with tall houses decorated with carved pediments and mullioned windows, the Old Town extends around the Ducal Place, a remarkable building constructed by René II, after his victory over Charles the Bold in 1477.

The small, inviting shops and cafés that line the paved streets make it a delightful area for a stroll.

The Old Town is far from just a tourist site – it is popular area to live, socialise and do business and offers a genuine melting pot of social classes that is particularly popular among students.

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