213.5 km - 9 JULY 2019
“The Golden Gate City”

When you visit Nancy, 90 minutes from Paris by train, you can’t miss the gold that adorns Place Stanislas! Within the confines of this jewel of the 18th century, the Neptune and Amphitheatre fountains bring a touch of rococo whimsy to the classical style of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And the beautiful Lorraine, capital of Art Nouveau, can also be explored by taking in the street-art found across the city, not to mention its dining options!


The gourmet temptations of Lorraine’s gastronomy

From starter to dessert, you’ll savour the depth of Lorraine’s gastronomy. On the menu: quiche Lorraine, Brie de Meaux, and fresh blueberries. And for dessert, a macaron, a Commercy madeleine, and a few sweet treats incorporating Nancy’s famous bergamot!


The other Centre Pompidou, 1 hour by train from Nancy

An architectural tour de force from Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, the Centre Pompidou-Metz stands proud as a place to discover art in all its forms. On the programme for summer 2019: work from the Korean artist Lee Ufan, and two Rebecca Horn exhibitions.


A birds-eye view

Flying over Champagne in a hot-air balloon is a unique way to discover the diverse landscapes of Eastern France. Going wherever the wind takes you, this gentle aerial escapade offers passengers a charming cruise around the Montagne de Reims and Champagne’s major city.
For your maiden flight, try the biggest hot-air balloon gathering in the world, the Mondial Air Ballon in Hagéville, 35 minutes from Metz.


Time-trials in the ducal city

Nancy will be welcoming the Tour for the 18th time in its history, and serving as the finish line to a stage for the 5th time. On four occasions Nancy has also proved to be a decisive stage for the overall victory. In 2014, Italy’s Matteo Trentin won the stage by a few millimetres.


Sleeping with wolves!

A magical experience for nature lovers: in Rhodes, 60km from Nancy, Saint-Croix park has themed lodges nestled within the forest, for a close encounter with a pack of wolves, or a wake up call from a herd of deer and hinds.