Welcome to the "City of the Golden Gates" (so-named for the golden gates and candelabras in Place Stanislas)!
Nancy sits at the heart of a metropolitan area of more than 260,000 inhabitants, just 90 minutes from Paris. It combines just the right balance of a moderate population with the services of a capital city thanks to its university hub (ranked among the 10 largest in France), University Hospital, healthcare sector, 450 regional authorities, the great volume of its cultural and sports facilities, not to mention the network of remarkable parks and gardens.
Its major projects (Grand Nancy Thermal, Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine), new business districts (Nancy Grand Cœur, Rives de Meurthe), innovation hubs (Artem) and housing and hotel programmes offer a future and a space where all its residents are satisfied.
On a day-to-day basis, distance is not an issue: it is rarely necessary to travel for more than 15 minutes to get from one point in the city to another, whether you’re going to the university, the opera, the market, the museums or sports venues. Travelling on foot, by bicycle or by tram, the people of Nancy go about their business across hills, parks, riversides, shopping areas, bustling streets, campuses, cultural delights and performance venues.
One of the easiest ways to get to know the people of Nancy and their way of life is to take a stroll past the terraces in Place Stanislas, which are set up almost all year round. Another area not to be missed is the OldTown, particularly when the Sunday morning market is in full swing. Join the families of joggers in Pépinière Park or take a shopping trip and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the shops and cafés around the Church of Saint-Epvre.
All these places and little moments epitomise life in Nancy, and the large-scale cultural events and educational opportunities are the crowning glory for a genuine, cheerful everyday life.
Why not come and enjoy it ?