Tomblaine

Urban renovation...

Tomblaine, located in the Nancy agglomeration, is undertaking a bold project of urban renovation in an area once entirely composed of welfare housing. In the heart of the area, a square is under construction, the Place of the Arts, lined by the refurbished Jean Jaures Culture Hall, a new school named after lawyers Elisabeth and Robert Badinter as well as a healthcare home.
The start of the Tour de France will be held in this part because the project is emblematic of a new dynamic to change life in the city. Social diversity, environmental quality, education, sport and culture, all the public policies are involved in the development of Tomblaine. The goal is to help every citizen find one's place and make the town a great place to live together.

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Ile aux Oies pavilion © Ville de Tomblaine
Stage town for the 2nd time
Capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
Population : 8,000 inhabitants (Tomblainois). One in three residents is less than 19 years old
Economy : The airfi eld in Grand Nancy takes up 28% of Tomblaine, the Ateliers CINI produce prototypes for the automobile and aeronautics industries
Culture : renovation of the oldest building in the town, the old farm at the school of agriculture where Pasteur stayed and worked for several weeks, Espace Culturel Jean Jaurès (theatres and sports halls), Lorraine Regional
Sports Hall. Festival: Aux Actes Citoyens (theatre)
Sport : one in four people is a member of a sports club, l'AS Nancy-Lorraine (football, League 2) plays at the Marcel Picot Stadium, Tomblaine Basketball Club (regional level), Go-karting circuit Kart'eam, Lido Swimming pool
Specialities : mirabelle plums, bergamot. Ancient market gardens
Sustainable Development : 19 km of cycle paths, 17 hectares in the heart of the city on the île du Foulon and the île de l'Encensoir classed as a Sensitive Natural Area
Label : Child friendly town

Gilbert Bauvin,the man who should have won the Tour !

1956 Tour de France champion Roger Walkowiak is often seen as the most unheralded winner in the history of the race. Runner-up that year, Gilbert Bauvin might have been an unexpected winner as well yet a slightly more predictable one. The Luneville-born Bauvin had actually held the yellow jersey in two previous editions and won two stages in 1954. He also twice finished among the top ten. A teammate of Andre Darrigade in the French team, Bauvin had not been able to help his leader when he was dropped in the 7th stage, losing more than 18 minutes. Bauvin later crashed in Col de Latrape and was not helped by his teammates, asked to prepare the day's sprint for Darrigade. Otherwise the Lorraine rider, whose daughter lives in Tomblaine, would porobably have given the start in the city as a former Tour champion!

Stage town for the 2nd time
Capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
Population : 8,000 inhabitants (Tomblainois). One in three residents is less than 19 years old
Economy : The airfi eld in Grand Nancy takes up 28% of Tomblaine, the Ateliers CINI produce prototypes for the automobile and aeronautics industries
Culture : renovation of the oldest building in the town, the old farm at the school of agriculture where Pasteur stayed and worked for several weeks, Espace Culturel Jean Jaurès (theatres and sports halls), Lorraine Regional
Sports Hall. Festival: Aux Actes Citoyens (theatre)
Sport : one in four people is a member of a sports club, l'AS Nancy-Lorraine (football, League 2) plays at the Marcel Picot Stadium, Tomblaine Basketball Club (regional level), Go-karting circuit Kart'eam, Lido Swimming pool
Specialities : mirabelle plums, bergamot. Ancient market gardens
Sustainable Development : 19 km of cycle paths, 17 hectares in the heart of the city on the île du Foulon and the île de l'Encensoir classed as a Sensitive Natural Area
Label : Child friendly town

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Places to see

Marcel Picot stadium

Built in 1926 and enlarged in 1978 and 1999, it should have been used for Euro 2016 in France but the project was dropped for lack of funds. The stadium of AS Nancy-Lorraine, it was named after a former club president in 1963.

Nancy-Essey air museum

Nancy's airport is located partly on the territory of Tomblaine and it hosts a fine museum specialised on army aircraft from 1948 to 1984.
The banks of the Meurthe
With the La Mechelle ponds, the Foulon and Encensoir islands, the banks are a 17 ha green zone in the middle of the city. The area is listed as a protected natural space.

The Tomblaine bridge was built in 1842 © Ville de TomblaineThe Tomblaine bridge was built in 1842 © Ville de TomblainePont de Tomblaine illuminated - night © Ville de TomblaineLa Méchelle pond © Ville de TomblaineThe banks of the Meurthe of yesteryear © Ville de TomblaineThe banks of the Meurthe today © Ville de TomblaineWalking in front la Meurthe © Ville de Tomblaine
Stage town for the 2nd time
Capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
Population : 8,000 inhabitants (Tomblainois). One in three residents is less than 19 years old
Economy : The airfi eld in Grand Nancy takes up 28% of Tomblaine, the Ateliers CINI produce prototypes for the automobile and aeronautics industries
Culture : renovation of the oldest building in the town, the old farm at the school of agriculture where Pasteur stayed and worked for several weeks, Espace Culturel Jean Jaurès (theatres and sports halls), Lorraine Regional
Sports Hall. Festival: Aux Actes Citoyens (theatre)
Sport : one in four people is a member of a sports club, l'AS Nancy-Lorraine (football, League 2) plays at the Marcel Picot Stadium, Tomblaine Basketball Club (regional level), Go-karting circuit Kart'eam, Lido Swimming pool
Specialities : mirabelle plums, bergamot. Ancient market gardens
Sustainable Development : 19 km of cycle paths, 17 hectares in the heart of the city on the île du Foulon and the île de l'Encensoir classed as a Sensitive Natural Area
Label : Child friendly town

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