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Place Stanislas, Nancy
Place Stanislas, Nancy
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Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance are pedestrianized squares in Nancy, France, built by Stanisław Leszczyński, the ill-fated former king of Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth.

The squares and their surrounding buildings were designed by a team of architects headed by royal architect Emmanuel Héré de Corny. The intention of Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance was to enhance the king's prestige while still staying functional. The design bridges two handsome buildings, the Hôtel de Ville, now located right at the center of the square, and the Hôtel du Gouvernement.

Place Stanislas measures 125 meters by 106 meters. It is paved with light ochre stones, with a pattern formed by two lines of darker stones. Surrounding the square are the following buildings, all designed to blend harmoniously to the surroundings:
  1. Hôtel de Ville
    The City Hall of Nancy. It occupies the south side of Place Stanislas.

  2. Opéra-Theâtre and the Grand Hôtel
    The Opéra Theâtre was formerly the bishop's palace while the Grand Hôtel was formerly the Hôtel de la Reine.

  3. Musée des Beaux Arts
    Originally the Collège de Médecine, on the west side of Place Stanislas.

Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the X session of the World Heritage Committee

Photos of Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

Place Stanislas, Nancy
Place Stanislas, Nancy
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Place Stanislas at night
Place Stanislas at night
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La fontaine d'Amphitrite, Place Stanislas, Nancy
La fontaine d'Amphitrite, Place Stanislas, Nancy
Author: Vassil (public domain)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 48 41 37 E 6 11 0
Inscription Year: 1983
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV

Location Map of Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

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Visiting Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

You can reach Nancy by taking the TGV high-speed train from Paris, Strasbourg or Dijon.


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