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Nancy

The Place Stanislas

Labours of the place Stanislas started in 1752. Ordered by the duke de Lorraine, Stanislas Lezczinski, in favour of Louis XV. During the unveiling of this Royal Place, in 1755, ua big statue of the king Louis XV sits enthroned in the centre. It will be necessary to wait for 1831 to see this statue replaced by Stanislas' actual statue checking off the northwith his finger



Stanislas
Stanislas
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Stanislas checking the north
Stanislas checking the north
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South side of the Place, you can see the monumental facade of the town hall.


Stanislas in front of the town hall
Stanislas in front of the town hall
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The town hall of Nancy
The town hall of Nancy
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On the west side, there are two buildings: one is the Museum of the Fine arts of Nancy. on the east side, the Opera of Nancy and the hotel of the Queen edge the place. Finally in the north, the Gate Héré (of the name of the architect which constructed the place) marks transition between the Place Stanislas and the Place of Career.


The Gate Héré (on the Place Stanislas' side)
The Gate Héré (on the Place Stanislas' side)
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The Gate Héré (On the Place of Career's side)
The Gate Héré (On the Place of Career's side)
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It is also in the north where you can find the both fountains of the Place Stanislas: the Fountain of Amphitrite and the Fountain of Neptune.


the Fountain of Amphitrite
the Fountain of Amphitrite
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Stanislas and the Fountain of Amphitrite
Stanislas and the Fountain of Amphitrite
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Once the night fell, this superb place takes colours which you should not absolutely miss...


The town hall
The town hall
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The town hall
The town hall
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The town hall
The town hall
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The Museum of Fine arts
The Museum of Fine arts
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The town hall and the hotel of the Queen
The town hall and the hotel of the Queen
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The Fountain of Neptune
The Fountain of Neptune
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The Fountain of Amphitrite
The Fountain of Amphitrite
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The Fountain of Amphitrite
The Fountain of Amphitrite
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The Fountain of Amphitrite
The Fountain of Amphitrite
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The Gate Héré
The Gate Héré
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The Gate Héré
The Gate Héré
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The Gate Héré
The Gate Héré
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Basilica Saint-Epvre

Not so far from the Place of Career you can discover a splendid monument: Basilica Saint-Epvre.

Having constructed between 1436 and 1451, the church is promoted basilica minor in 1874, by privilege granted by the pope Pius IX.


Inside Basilica Saint-Epvre
Inside Basilica Saint-Epvre
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Inside Basilica Saint-Epvre
Inside Basilica Saint-Epvre
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The organ of Basilica
The organ of Basilica
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Stained glass window of Basilica
Stained glass window of Basilica
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