Accompanying person programme
Visitoof Nancy Old City with guides - « From Nancy the Ducal to Nancy the Royal » - Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 - 17:15-19:00
The tour includes especially the Place Stanislas and Place de la Carrière, and measures the footprint of the last Duke of Lorraine over the city.
The charm of the Old City, medieval and Renaissance, is revealed through its architectural highlights of the history of Lorraine : Ducal Palace, Mansions, Porte de la Craffe, Eglise Saint Epvre. . .
Through the centuries you will be surprised by so many cultural treasures whose buildings witnesses: Porte de la Craffe (14th century) Ducal Palace (16th century), private mansions ... and a whole architectural ensemble of the 18th century put on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
Highlight of your visit: Place Stanislas (entirely pedestrian) will reveal all its beauty and its richness: buildings, statues and gilded gates of Jean Lamour.
Nancy and its famous "Place Stanislas", fully restored in 2005, will seduce you
Meeting point at the ENSIC Gate (near Porte de la Craffe) at 17:15 (end at 19:00)
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Visit of Nancy Art Nouveau with guide - Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 - 14:15-17:30
On the approach of the 20th century and under the decisive impulse of several artists, architects, and collaborators, the Art Nouveau style developed and reached an exceptional and international popularity. This artistic movement touches all creative and technical domains.
In Nancy, the Art Nouveau style takes the name of the Ecole de Nancy, also known as the "Alliance Provinciale des Industries d’Art", thanks notably to the emblematic figure of Emile Gallé. Glass, furniture, stained glass, ceramic, leather, iron, architecture and other artistic mediums take part in this vast movement to renovate the decorative arts that still mark the city of Nancy to this day.
Art nouveau: at the heart of business
From Place Maginot to Place Stanislas, this tour explores the sites which made up the business world around the year 1900: shops, banks and other buildings. The Ecole de Nancy has successfully taken advantage of the progress in technology and the beauty of the decorative arts and crafts, so as to be able to engrave on stone, metal, glass and wood the entrepreneurial spirit which characterized the then bourgeoisie of business.
Culture and gastronomy: afternoon tea at the Excelsior Brasserie
This package includes afternoon tea (or coffee) at the Art nouveau Excelsior Brasserie with commentary from a guide during the light meal, which is served in order to get to know the history and typical architecture of the establishment.
Meeting point at the Tourist Office at 14:15 (end at 17:30)
Included in accompagnying person registration fees