Things to do in Nancy

New to Nancy? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Nancy

If you're in Nancy to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Place Stanislas

⭐️ 4.8 (28750)

Parc de la Pépinière

⭐️ 4.5 (11026)

Nancy Museum-Aquarium

⭐️ 4.4 (2871)

Musée de l'École de Nancy

⭐️ 4.6 (1418)

Place de la Carrière

⭐️ 4.5 (1415)

Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy

⭐️ 4.5 (1393)

Villa Majorelle

⭐️ 4.4 (1251)

Porte Désilles

⭐️ 4.3 (987)

Basilica of Saint Epvre of Nancy

⭐️ 4.4 (940)

Orly Park, Nancy

⭐️ 4.3 (658)

Nancy Cathedral

⭐️ 4.4 (633)

The top affordable restaurants in Nancy

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Nancy city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

IL RISTORANTE, le restaurant Italien de Nancy

⭐️ 4.4 (2910)

Price Range: $$

Le bouche à oreille

⭐️ 4.4 (1845)

Price Range: $$

La Petite Cuillere

⭐️ 4.3 (1004)

Price Range: $$

La Gentilhommière

⭐️ 4.5 (978)

Price Range: $$

La Table de Bacchus

⭐️ 4.4 (914)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Pidélice

⭐️ 4.8 (702)

Price Range: $

Restaurant la Primatiale

⭐️ 4.6 (614)

Price Range: $$

Le Mont Liban

⭐️ 4.5 (574)

Price Range: $$

Au Coin de la Rue

⭐️ 4.5 (538)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (528)

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⭐️ 4.4 (470)

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Checkout these incredible local experiences in Nancy

These are curated, high quality experiences in Nancy hosted by locals!

Discovery of Lorrain Whiskey

Atelier de création de parfum

Short Spot Training and Fragrance Creation

End your night in some of the best bars in Nancy

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Nancy, curated exclusively for you.

Pub Mac Carthy

⭐️ 4.3 (1966)

Price Range: $$

Les BerThoM Nancy

⭐️ 4.5 (1132)

Price Range: $$

Pub Le Phenix

⭐️ 4.2 (707)

Price Range: $$

La Faille

⭐️ 4.8 (582)

Price Range: $$

Rhumerie La Plantation

⭐️ 4.5 (562)

Price Range: $$

Les Arrangés du bocal

⭐️ 4.5 (314)

Price Range: $$

Le Varadéro

⭐️ 4.3 (292)

Price Range: $

Le Bar des Vedettes

⭐️ 4.4 (259)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (201)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (187)

Price Range: $$

Hops Bar

⭐️ 4.6 (130)

Pick from the best places to stay in Nancy

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Nancy you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Nancy

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Nancy.

Self-guided Walking tour of Nancy

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Nancy?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

La _ Maison dans le Parc

⭐️ 4.7 (925)

Price Range: $$$$

Le Capucin Gourmand - Le Capu

⭐️ 4.6 (449)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (393)

Price Range: $$$

Le V-Four

⭐️ 4.6 (302)

Price Range: $$$

La Toq'

⭐️ 4.5 (301)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Place Stanislas: This 18th-century square is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting stunning landscaped gardens, grand staircases and fountains.
  2. Discover Château des Lumières: This 18th-century palace is filled with quaint, picturesque gardens and historic interiors.
  3. Explore the Fortifications of Nancy: This sprawling set of 15th-century fortifications have been well-preserved, boasting drawbridges, moats and lush gardens.

Nancy is best visited during the warmer months of the year, typically May through September. These months offer mild temperatures and the most sunshine, allowing visitors to explore the city's many attractions and activities. Plus, the charming atmosphere of Nancy comes alive in the summer, making it a perfect time to plan a trip.

Nancy, France is best experienced over a three-day period. While in Nancy, visitors can explore the Pont-à-Mousson District's Grand Place, the birthplace of Stanislas, the former residence of Lorraine's kings, and the Place Stanislas, all of which offer an abundance of attractions, shops, and restaurants to enjoy. For a really immersive experience, the Museum of Fine Arts in the city offers an impressive collection of works of art by master painters.

Nancy is well-connected by bus, tram and bike routes. Car rental and ride sharing services are also available and make getting around the city very easy. Further, you could also explore Nancy's attractions by foot, as the city center is relatively compact.

Nancy is a great city for kids and offers many activities to bid them the ultimate entertainment. Take them on a journey to the 'Musee de I'Ecole de Nancy', a museum of modern art and design, with an interactive pathway and a 3D showcase. Moreover, the Zoo de la Barben is an ideal spot to experience the wild as it is home to dozens of species. Finish up the trip with a relaxing boat cruise on the Moselle River, with mesmerizing views of the old city market and its classic architecture.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Nancy. To start off we'd have to mention Rhumerie La Plantation, Les BerThoM Nancy, Le Bar du Crystal. Check out our page on the best bars in Nancy.

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