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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Three things about Nancy, France


This past summer, I toured the Alsase Lorraine region of France with my mother and two of her friends who so graciously had us as guests on their canal boat!
During the trip, we cruised the canalsstopped in little cities and wandered the countryside along the way.

We also spent a few days exploring Nancy by day and sipping red wine on the boat in the evenings.
Here are a few snapshots plus, three things you may not have known about the city...

[I] Baroque architecture of Palais de Stanislas dates back more than 250 years.
 Today, this pedestrian square is a World Heritage Site.




[II] The city's famous local sweet treat, Bergamote de Nancy, 
are candies that taste a bit like earl grey tea (from the citrusy bergamot)
A surprising discovery: these are also the bergamottes from the film Amelie!

 

[III] In the 1870s, my favorite art style, art nouveau came alive right here in Nancy. Tres Magnifique! 
Unfortunately, the Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy wasn't open during our summer visit. Such a bummer! We had to settle for street views of art nouveau architecture which, was just fine with me!



Oh, and how darling is my mama? She is also a Nancy!



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11 comments:

  1. Anonymous12.3.13

    Well, thisismy Travel Tuesday; I'm home! Biking to Heathrow! Oh well, next week, I'll be in Rome.

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    1. Oh, Rome, what fun! I wanna go too!

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  2. I'd love to see more of France, I've only seen paris & nice, but this looks so nice!

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    Jess

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    1. Hey Jess, thanks for stopping by my blog! The cold, grey weather in Amsterdam has me dreaming of a sunny holiday in Nice!

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  3. Candies that taste like Earl Grey tea?! I want them!

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    1. Yes, it's the bergamot ! They weren't my favorite but I'm sure in France you'll have no problem finding them!

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  4. Holy cow! Everything looks so ornate, like Versailles almost. Just beautiful! I guess that's France for ya :)

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    1. Haha, yup, that's France! :)

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  5. so ive never really hit it off with france but obviously i wasnt going to the right places...

    this town/city looks like a place that would make me finally fall in love with the country :)

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    1. To be honest, I'm not really a Francophile myself but the cities and towns visited on this trip were quite charming!

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  6. AHHH!! I stumbled across you blog and was so happy to find this post BECAUSE I lived in Nancy for a year as an English Assistant! AHHH! I loved it! Absolutely loved it! Nancy is such a great city... not too big, not too small... beautiful architecture, Place Stan is awesome... cute shops, good food... nice weather... I miss it so much! :) What a wonderful surprise to run into this post!

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