Nancy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nancy in Meurthe-et-Moselle

Visit Nancy: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Rather overlooked as a tourist destination, the centre of Nancy around Place Stanislaus is impressive enough to be classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are several high quality museums!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Nancy. For detailed visitor information see the Nancy travel guide.

Nancy is situated in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department and Lorraine region (now part of the Grand-Est region), in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department (general information: Nancy is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Nancy include "secteur sauvegarde", "heritage site", "ville fleurie 4*" and "aquarium". It is unusual for a town to have 4 awards, which indicates how important Nancy is as a tourist destination!

. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nancy, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Nancy in Grand-Est.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Map of places to visit near Nancy

Markets in and near Nancy

Market days in Nancy: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday & Friday all day;

  • Nancy: market Wednesday all day & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday & Friday all day (0km)
  • Tomblaine: market Sunday (4km)
  • Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy: market Sunday (5km)
  • Pompey: market Thursday (7km)
  • Neuves-Maisons: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Nicolas-de-Port: market Friday (13km)
  • Dieulouard: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Dombasle-sur-Meurthe: market Thursday (17km)
  • Toul: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Luneville: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (28km)

More information about Nancy, Lorraine

Tourist attractions near Nancy, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nancy.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Toul (20km)
  • Commercy (42km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Lorraine (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin Alexandre-Godron (3km)
  • Parc Sainte-Marie (3km)
  • Jardin botanique du Montet (5km)
  • Parc du château de Fléville-devant-Nancy (9km)
  • Parc romantique et Art Nouveau du château (35km)
  • Parc du château de Pange (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de la Reine (30km)
  • Château de Moyen (39km)
  • Lindre (45km)
  • Cotes de Meuse (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Gelaucourt (30km)
  • Rollainville (49km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nancy

Canton: Nancy

Arrondissement: Nancy

Department: Meurthe-et-Moselle

Region: Lorraine

Postcode: 54000

Distance to Nancy

from Nancy (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 397 km

from Nice: 562 km

from Bordeaux: 668 km

from Strasbourg: 118 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Nancy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouxieres-Aux-Dames, Champigneulles, Dommartemont, Essey-les-Nancy, Eulmont, Heillecourt, Jarville-la-Malgrange, Laneuveville-Devant-Nancy, Laxou, Lay-Saint-Christophe, Malzeville, Maxeville, Saint-Max, Tomblaine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy and Villers-les-Nancy.

This page in French: Visiter Nancy