Nancy

City of art and innovation

A century after the heyday of the School of Nancy, which made the town famous worldwide, the new ARTEM campus (Art, technology and management) in the heart of the University of Lorraine is the symbol of a new cycle of creation, innovation and excellence for the city of the Dukes of Lorraine.
A joint venture between Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Art of Nancy, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines of Nancy and ICN Business School, ARTEM is settling gradually into its new premises on the site of the old Molitor barracks, 15 minutes away by tram from Stanislas Square and close to the Saurupt area regrouping the wonders inherited from the work of the School of Nancy. The three schools will share the campus with the Jean Lamour Insitute, an international research centre on material. Art, technology and management are united under the same roof to create a new synergy, a space of convergence for intelligence at the service of new disciplines in engineering, creation and management.
A first in Europe, it is at present the largest university project in France outside of Paris. It will soon welcome 5,000 students, lecturers, researchers and administrative staff.

ARTEM is the showcase of the new University of Lorraine, fusion of the four big universities of the region and one of twelve university “poles of excellence” in France.


www.artem-nancy.fr

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Stage town for the 17th time
Meurthe-et-Mosellle (54)
Population : 108,500 inhabitants (Nancéiens), 266,000 inhabitants in the 20 communes of the Urban Community of Greater Nancy
Economy : Economic centre of Lorraine (140,000 jobs) including life sciences (35,000 jobs), New technologies of information and communication (900 businesses) and the banking sector (home to 450 regional directorates).
University town (45,000 students)
Culture : Stanislas square (XVIII century, UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Craffe Gate (XIV century), The Ducal Palace (XVI century), Fine Art Museum, Musée Lorrain, The École de Nancy Museum. Events: Festival of Saint-Nicolas, Le Livre sur la Place, Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Rendez-vous at Stanislas square (sound and lights)
Sport : SLUC Nancy basketball (ProA), AS Nancy-Lorraine (League 2 football). Events: Stanislas Meet (athletics), Stanislas Sevens (International Rugby Sevens tournaments), Lorraine car rally
Specialities : bergamot, macaroons, mirabelle plums, lorraine pâté, quiche lorraine
Sustainable Development : 200 km of cycle paths, tram, a high level bus service (ligne BHNS), car sharing
Label : City of Art and History, sustainable European Town

The broken dream of Christophe Mengin

Like every local in a Tour stage, Christophe Mengin had vowed to shine on his native ground in the 2005 edition. Involved in the break of the day, the Francaise des Jeux rider had been cunning enough to part company with his companions right on time to reach the finale in Nancy on his own. The pouring rain broke his dreams as he crashed into the barriers in the last kilometre as he was only a few yards away from a prestigious victory. Italy's Lorenzo Bernucci could hardly believe his luck, who took the day's laurels much to the public's disappointment. Knocked out on the tarmac, the unfortunate Mengin said when he discovered the damage: “I look more like a boxer than a cyclist!”
Nancy was the finish point of four crucial time trials in the history of the Tour. In 1949, Fausto Coppi outclassed everybody including Gino Bartali, whom he left 11 minutes adrift over 137 km, before repeating the feat in 1952. In 1954 and 1978, Louison Bobet and Bernard Hinault also strengthened their yellow jerseys in 72-km timed efforts.

Stage town for the 17th time
Meurthe-et-Mosellle (54)
Population : 108,500 inhabitants (Nancéiens), 266,000 inhabitants in the 20 communes of the Urban Community of Greater Nancy
Economy : Economic centre of Lorraine (140,000 jobs) including life sciences (35,000 jobs), New technologies of information and communication (900 businesses) and the banking sector (home to 450 regional directorates).
University town (45,000 students)
Culture : Stanislas square (XVIII century, UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Craffe Gate (XIV century), The Ducal Palace (XVI century), Fine Art Museum, Musée Lorrain, The École de Nancy Museum. Events: Festival of Saint-Nicolas, Le Livre sur la Place, Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Rendez-vous at Stanislas square (sound and lights)
Sport : SLUC Nancy basketball (ProA), AS Nancy-Lorraine (League 2 football). Events: Stanislas Meet (athletics), Stanislas Sevens (International Rugby Sevens tournaments), Lorraine car rally
Specialities : bergamot, macaroons, mirabelle plums, lorraine pâté, quiche lorraine
Sustainable Development : 200 km of cycle paths, tram, a high level bus service (ligne BHNS), car sharing
Label : City of Art and History, sustainable European Town

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Places to see

Place Stanislas (Stanislas Square)

Nancy is famous the world over for the architecture of its town centre and three squares listed since 1983 by UNESCO as a World Heritage site:  place Stanislas, place de la Carriere and place d'Alliance.

Ducal Palace

Built in the 16th century for Duker Rene II, the Ducal Palace is the old palace of the Dukes of Lorraine. It is a magnificent mixture of the late Gothic and early Renaissance styles. It now houses the Lorrain Museum. The museum is currently being entirely renovated and expanded, to be turned into a garden museum opening on the park of La Pepiniere and the old town.

La Craffe Gate

Erected in the 14th century at the North end of the old town, the gate of La Crffe is one of the oldest buildings in town. Formerly a prison, it has been turned into a school dedicated to modern music.

Art Nouveau Heritage
 
At the start of the 20th century in Nancy, Art Nouveau was blooming and became an international reference. Inspired by the shapes of nature, the movement left in Nancy some 250 buildings, among which the famous Brasserie Excelsior, the House of Trade and Industry and the Majorelle villa.

Park of La Pepiniere

Nancy's “Central Park” stretches over more than 21 ha in the heart of town. Playgrounds, sports grounds, roundabouts, a zoo, a mini-golf course, a rose garden and a puppet theatre can be found inside.

Stanislas Square © Ville de NancyDucal Palace © Ville de NancyLa Craffe Gate © Ville de NancyMeurthe-et-Moselle House of Trade and Industry © Ville de NancyPark of La Pepiniere © Ville de Nancy
Stage town for the 17th time
Meurthe-et-Mosellle (54)
Population : 108,500 inhabitants (Nancéiens), 266,000 inhabitants in the 20 communes of the Urban Community of Greater Nancy
Economy : Economic centre of Lorraine (140,000 jobs) including life sciences (35,000 jobs), New technologies of information and communication (900 businesses) and the banking sector (home to 450 regional directorates).
University town (45,000 students)
Culture : Stanislas square (XVIII century, UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Craffe Gate (XIV century), The Ducal Palace (XVI century), Fine Art Museum, Musée Lorrain, The École de Nancy Museum. Events: Festival of Saint-Nicolas, Le Livre sur la Place, Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Rendez-vous at Stanislas square (sound and lights)
Sport : SLUC Nancy basketball (ProA), AS Nancy-Lorraine (League 2 football). Events: Stanislas Meet (athletics), Stanislas Sevens (International Rugby Sevens tournaments), Lorraine car rally
Specialities : bergamot, macaroons, mirabelle plums, lorraine pâté, quiche lorraine
Sustainable Development : 200 km of cycle paths, tram, a high level bus service (ligne BHNS), car sharing
Label : City of Art and History, sustainable European Town

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