Lorraines historic capital, Nancy is situated on the Canal du Marne and the Meurthe River, 370 km SE of Paris and 148 km west of Strasbourg. It was here that glassmaker Emile Galle founded the Ecole de Nancy, a forerunner of the Art Nouveau movement in France. The citys most celebrated landmark is place Stanislas, created by Stanislas Leszczynski, an exiled king of Poland who became Duke of Lorraine in 1737. Intended to honor his son-in-law, Louis XV of France, it is elegantly proportioned and surrounded by highly ornate wrought-iron gates.
Tourist OfficePlace StanislasBP 810 - 54011 Nancy CedexPhone: 33 3 83 35 22 41Fax: 33 3 83 35 90 10