Our Trip to Nancy

History is calling…


5.30 am, the alarm clock rings…and that on a Saturday!

But then I remember what my friends had told me: ‘come on, let’s leave Paris for a while, we’re heading to Nancy!’

Over there a warm welcome awaits us: we are received by councillors and the Mayor, a tour guide, and even an expert in various local treats.

And then we keep on smiling, as a professional photographer takes pictures of us on Stanislas square.

But on a more serious note, History is still calling after all:

It’s icy cold outside as we delve deeper in the city’s history: King Charles the Bold’s death in Nancy in 1477; three UNESCO sites -the sacred three! under the auspices of Saint Nicholas.

We are bit rushed for time though. ’Never mind’, says the President, let’s add one more visit to our sightsee-ing: the so-called ‘Marchand Brothers’. They serve us generous portions of delicacies from this Lorraine region, a tasting experience we shall long remember.

Art-wise, we enjoy other visual treats: the Daum vases, with their art nouveau, art deco aspect… some of them look quite amusing actually! But now, ho ho ho let’s turn our gaze to THE fir tree with its thousand sparkling lights.

That tree must have enjoyed our attention, especially as we came all the way to Nancy.

By Mahe Leleux (Belgium)

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