As one of the major economic centres in the east of France, Nancy boast's a diverse architectural and cultural heritage that should not be missed on your next visit to the region. Its main central square, Place Stanislas (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), provides just a snapshot of the beauty which this city can provide. Situated at the heart of Europe, 90 minutes via train from Paris, and under an hour away from Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, hotels in Nancy are the ideal place to stay on your next business trip.
Where is of interest for the business traveller?
With a very compact city centre, a lot of locations in the town can be reached on foot. Near to Place Stanislas is the city hall, which provides a great location for events, playing host to two grand halls right in the centre of Nancy. 10 minutes city hall is Le Centre de Congres Prouvé, a major exhibition centre opened in 2014. It is located next to the train station in the heart of the city, providing an ideal location for all types of events, meetings and seminars. Tramways and buses are also available if required, with very reasonable ticket prices. Home to one of France's largest student populations, a large part of Nancy's city centre is now taken up by one of the nation's biggest business schools (**l'Alliance Artem**). To the south, you'll also find the site of one of France's oldest technology hubs, an area that brings together almost 300 companies.
What can I see outside of working hours when I stay in a hotel in Nancy?
Thanks to its student population, Nancy's nightlife is very active; with a good supply of bars, restaurants and clubs. Alternatively, after a working long day, relax in one of the many cafés near to Place Stanislas, or discover the culinary delights of Rue des Maréchaux, known to locals as "Rue Gourmande". Nancy's Old Town dates back to the 11th century, and offers some great examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture, as well as plenty of shops to pick up some souvenirs to take home. However, if you just wish to take an evening summer time stroll, Parc de la Pépinière offers the ideal place to wind down in the heart of the city before returning to your Nancy hotel.