Last weekend we drove about two hours to Nancy in the French Lorraine region. We had just recovered from a full week of dismal, rainy weather and suddenly had a sunny day to work with. Nancy was once the capital of Lorraine, and features a beautiful town center designed in the 1750s by architects of Stanislas I. Today Stanislas square is a center for restaurants, grand hotels, grand civic buildings and a large statue of Stanislas himself.
The weather was as good as we could hope for, yet our visit was a little disappointing because, despite visiting on a Saturday, we found that a lot was closed. We had hoped to visit the Art Nouveau museum, the famed school of art for which Nancy was a great center, but it is located a good distance from the rest of tourist town, and we just didn't get to it in time. Nancy also has a great church, la basilique Saint-Epvre that was closed for renovations. We had a pleasant lunch in Stanislav square and strolled around the town. I had just invested in a new digital SLR camera to up my game on the blog, and took lots of photos. I'll let them tell the rest of the story.
|Apostles at Saint-Epvre|
|Grand Hotel in Stanislas Square|
|Church of Saint Sebastian|
|People in traditional Lorraine clothes|
|Nice door way|
|Stanislas gate (we ate at this cafe)|
|closer look at the gate|
|Lawna at the doors of Saint-Epvre|
|Art Nouveau frame on an older building|