Town square of Nancy, its famous Place Stanislas
France is always a great destination for a quick get away. And as much as I like the countryside, the classic architecture of the french cities will never let you down. Place Stanislas is a great example.
Especially relevant, traffic is very bad within the city therefore I suggest you find a parking spot before entering the city and take the bus from there.
Since 1983, the architectural ensemble comprising the Place Stanislas, the extension of its axis, the Place de la Carrière, and the Place d’Alliance, has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Classic architecture at it’s best
If you are lucky to arrive on a sunny day the payoff is full. The way light comes down on the imposing architecture tapped with gold and dark black leaves a mark on the soul.
If you are like me, to droll over a few pieces of great architecture is a must. Hence the town square of Nancy will keep your eyes flooded with beauty for quite some time.
Furthermore the Basilica of Saint Nicholas de Port is within 20 min drive from the city.
Gate Héré is where the square begins and ends
After having done with the architecture, tourists can spend the entire afternoon with a drink at one of the many terraces along the square. People watching is another great option.
This glamorous gate is on the north side of the Place Stanislas and leads the way to the old governor palace. Now the seat of the Lorraine region’s government, still keeps the classic charm. In addition, before you walk out this gate, most noteworthy take a look on your right hand side.
Follow the queue.
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