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Two short rows makes up Nancy's Christmas market

Nancy’s Marché de Noël

Unless you’re dying to see Nancy in December, don’t bother wasting your time with this market. The main part is set up in Place Maginot and there’s a modest row of stands with mediocre goods and appealing food. We especially liked the macaroons and sables. Over near the Marché (an enticing, huge indoor market with […]

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La Seine au Pont-Neuf, Albert Marquet

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

  This fine art museum has a comprehensive collection of 14th -21st Century European art, including works by Delacroix, Rodin, Monet and Picasso. The Daum crystal collection downstairs showcases 100 years of local glasswork. The museum opened in 1793 and is located in one of the four 18th Century pavilions on Place Stanislas.  

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Adam Le St Epure

Adam Le St Epvre

A visit to France is not complete without macarons.  This pâtissier/chocolatier offered other delectables, but to be honest, I ran in and zeroed in on the macaron selection so quickly that I didn’t get a good look at the other items. We sampled bergamote, chocolate, caramel, pistache and chocolate-menthe and were not disappointed. 3, Place […]

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Cafe du Commerce

Café du Commerce, Nancy, France

Why I loved this restaurant: Home of the nicest, friendliest, most smiley waiter in France. The Salade Pere Eguin was the best salad I’ve had since living in Europe. It could have been the warm goat cheese wrapped in toasted puff pastry that made it a stand-out, or maybe it was the spicy mustard dressing. […]

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No Sheepish Nude Men?

A sign in Basilique St-Epvre (Nancy, France)

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Rococo Fountain and Wrought-Iron Gate, Place Stanislas

Nancy, France

  If you’re seeking opulence, rococo fountains and gilded wrought-iron gates, visit Nancy, a city of about 100,000 in France’s Lorraine region. Nancy was first inhabited as early as 800 B.C. It was part of the Duchy of Lorraine until 1766, when its duke, Stansilaw Leszczyski (also deposed king of Poland), died and Nancy became […]

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