Originally the town was founded as a duke fortress and was called Nansiakum. Today this is a popular French resort, a picturesque town and the best place of rest for tourists who enjoy exciting excursions.
The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the oldest cultural centers of Nancy. It was founded in 1793. Currently the museum undergoes a major reconstruction. The main part of the halls offers a collection of paintings referring to 17 - 19 centuries. Here you will also find several exhibitions devoted to items made of crystal. The excursion to the Museum of the School of Nancy, which was opened in 1964, will be no less interesting. The museum was opened in the building of a beautiful villa which is surrounded by a spacious park. Once you’re done with the museum’s exhibition, you can go to the park, where guests will find one more surprise - a large aquarium. You can also learn about the history of the city and see the collection of valuable artifacts in the Historical Museum of Lorraine. Besides other items, here are exhibited several collections of prints and paintings made by modern artists. This museum is also surrounded by a park, on the territory of which is located the Franciscan church.
The most well-known religious landmark of this place is Nancy's Cathedral, which is considered a national monument since 1906. The construction of the Cathedral was completed in the middle of the 18th century and lasted more than 50 years. After visiting museums and galleries it is time to move your feet to the Stanislaus Square as the Town Hall and the House of Government are located there. In the center of the square you will see a monument of Stanislas, who has been the main designer of the square. Perhaps, Jardins du Monte Botanical Garden is among the most wonderful places in Nancy. Here you will find a collection of plants and flowers, the number of which has long exceeded 12 thousands. Despite the fact the garden occupies quite a small area, its greenhouses look really huge, and the diversity of plants is truly amazing.