Culture of Nancy

The city is known for its World Heritage buildings: The Place Stanislas (XVIII°) which was opened April 2005 by Jacques Chirac after refurbishment.

At the turn of the 20th century, Nancy was a major centre of the Art Nouveau with the École de Nancy. The city possess a unique and interesting Musée de l'École de Nancy (School of Nancy Museum) with artworks by Émile Gallé, Louis Majorelle, Daum, Caravaggio, and others.

Nancy also possesses many museums:

•    Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy) with painters from XV° to XX° centuries, and a huge collection of Daum crystal shown in old fortifications of the city.

•    Lorraine History Museum dedicated to the history of the Duchy of Lorraine and arts (Jacques Callot collection, Georges de La Tour).

•    Aquarium and Natural History Museum of Nancy.

•    The École de Nancy Museum offers a testimony of the diversity of creative techniques practised by the artists of this school, with a fine display of furniture, objets d’art, glassware, stained-glass, leather, ceramics, textiles, etc. from the period.

•    The Iron History Museum

The city is also the seat of the Diocese of Nancy and the home of the Opéra national de Lorraine