Baroque Nancy: Place Stanislas

Baroque Nancy: Place Stanislas

Baroque splendor around the Place Stanislas

The former capital of Lorraine is worth a stay because of its magnificent baroque center, which it owes to the deposed Polish King Stanislaw I. He was made Duke of Lorraine by Ludwig XV after Ludwig had received it in exchange for Tuscany from the German emperor. Especially beautiful is the Place Stanislas with its 1751 splendor completely intact. The baroque style is added to nicely by some art nouveau buildings, that perfectly fit into the cityscape. In the surroundings of the town stands St-Nicolas-de-Port, a late gothic pilgrimage church with a relic of Saint Nicholas.

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