Nancy tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The centre of Nancy around Place Stanislaus is impressive enough to be classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nancy is situated in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department and Grand-Est region.

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.

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!

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Domremy-le-Pucelle at 46 km and Metz at 46 km.

Nancy, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 45 km (direction south), in the Vosges department

Mirecourt is best known for its museums dedicated to Mechanical Instruments and to violins...

See Mirecourt guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vosges department

The village of Domrémy-la-Pucelle is known because it was the birthplace of Joan of...

See Domremy-le-Pucelle guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Moselle department

As well as the cathedral it is the grand squares surrounded by 18th century...

See Metz guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Nancy, France

What to do at Nancy? 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

Nancy is 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).

Geographical Information

Commune: Nancy

Canton: Nancy

Arrondissement: Nancy

Department: Meurthe-et-Moselle

Region: Lorraine

New region: Grand-Est

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