STANNANCY

Nancy, 54, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand-Est (Lorraine)

Description

The Place Stanislas is a large pedestrianised square in the French city of Nancy, in the Lorraine region. Since 1983, the architectural ensemble comprising the Place Stanislas, the extension of its axis, the Place de la Carrière, and the Place d'Alliance, has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.HistoryBackgroundAfter the War of the Polish Succession in 1737, the Duchy of Upper Lorraine, of which Nancy was the capital, was given to Stanisław I Leszczyński, former Ruler of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and father-in-law to King Louis XV of France. An earlier ruler, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, had undertaken much reconstruction in Lorraine, which had been ravaged by a series of wars. He had recruited numerous artists and architects for this work, including Germain Boffrand, who trained Emmanuel Héré. Hence, Stanisław found a pool of talent and experience to draw from on his arrival.Design and constructionThe square was a major project in urban planning, conceived by Stanisław I as a way to link the medieval old town of Nancy and the "new" town built in the 17th century under Charles III, Duke of Lorraine. The square was also intended as a place royale to honour Stanisław's son-in-law, Louis XV. The design created a large urban square or place that linked two handsome existing buildings: the Hôtel de Ville (city hall, now centred on its grand square) and the Hôtel du Gouvernement, the seat of the duchy. The seat of city government and the seat of Ducal government thus faced each other as complements through a series of rational, symmetrical but varied urban spaces, unequalled in Europe at the time.

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STANNANCY

Aproximité de Stannancy

LE 5
Le 5
Type: Bar
Note: 4.3/5
Prix: $$
5 Place Stanislas Nancy
LES CAVES
Les caves
Type: Country Club / Clubhouse
Note: 3.8/5
Prix: $$$
9 Place Stanislas Nancy
LE PETIT NORD
Le petit nord
Type: Restaurant
Note: 5/5
4 Rue Gustave Simon Nancy
K
K
Type: Fast Food Restaurant
Note: 4.2/5
Prix: $
31 Rue Stanislas Nancy
LE CAFE DES ANGES
Le cafe des anges
Type: Cafe
Note: 3.7/5
Prix: $$
22 Rue Saint-Dizier Nancy

Contact

5 Rue Stanislas
54000 Nancy

Téléphone
03.83.48.57.50

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2008
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