Nancy is a town in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department of the Lorraine region in north-eastern France. This is west of Strasbourg, near the left bank of the Meurthe River. The town boasts a magnificent central square, several fine museums, and shop windows that entice. The town of Nancy has retained its opulent beginnings from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Nancy rivals Metz as an administrative and business capital in Lorraine. Noted for its culture and arts, Nancy is also a long-standing centre of higher education and research, housing three universities. Many shared office facilities are located in the areas surrounding the universities. Research and development firms, especially those of information technology and biotechnology, play an important role in the local economy. Nancy has long been associated with the chemical, metallurgical, and electrical industries. The Nancy Brabois Science Park combines these economic strengths, housing thousands of researchers that work in over 100 laboratories. There are tens of thousands of university students, working alongside the researchers for several hundred companies. The presence of the University Teaching Hospital, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science, the Lorraine National Polytechnical Institute (INPL) and the technology transfer opportunities available within Nancy, have made the Park one of the preferred sites for technological companies and research and development organisations.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you have a sweet tooth, you have to visit Lefèvre-Lemoine Nancy. This confectionary store dates to the 1840s. The treasure waiting is signalled when a bird chirps a welcome as soon as you open the door. Here you will find Bergamotes de Nancy - boiled sweets made with bergamot, incredible caramels, glazed mirabelles – plums, and so much more. Make sure to allot enough time to make a decision. For food you can sink your teeth into, try the Brasserie Excelsior Nancy. The pretty decor of stucco and stained glass may be reminiscent of art nouveau, but the food isn’t fragile. There are juicy steaks and banquet like platters of seafood brought to the table by brisk, but efficient waiters. Another dining option is Aux Délices du Palais Nancy. This restaurant has purple walls and glitter balls for a shabby-chic bistro experience that walks on the light side. Here you get whatever the chef feels like cooking. It might be tagines or fajitas. The place has a happy vibe, and a dedicated following.
The Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport is located in Goin, 43 minutes from Nancy. Other options for travel include the Luxembourg International Airport, an hour and a half away.