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Essentials

Arriving -- The fast TGV train from Paris’s Gare de l’Est arrives in Nancy after just 90 minutes, making the city a virtual commute from Paris. Many Parisians now visit for le weekend. The one-way fare ranges between 48€ and 80€. Trains from Strasbourg arrive in Nancy every hour, a one-way fare costing 25€. For information and schedules, call [tel] 36-35, or 08-92-35-35-35 from outside France. If you’re driving to Nancy from Paris, follow N4 east (trip time: 4 hr.).

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at place Stanislas (www.ot-nancy.fr; [tel] 03-83-35-22-41).

Passe-Musée -- This combination ticket gives access to six museums in town, all for a net price of 10€ per person (another 16€ also includes a 24-hour transit pass, an audioguide for the city, and other discounts). Included in the pass is access to the Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, and the Musée Historique Lorraine (which is also known as the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires). Ask about the ticket at the tourist office or any participating museum.

Special Events -- Serious jazz lovers come to town for 2 weeks in October to attend Jazz Pulsations (www.nancyjazzpulsations.com; [tel] 03-83-35-40-86). Some kind of performance takes place every night around sundown in a tent in the Parc de la Pépinière, a very short walk from the place Stanislas. Some performances are free, others charge varying rates from 10€ to 35€.

Getting Around

On Foot -- The train station is a 10-minute walk to the heart of the city and many main sites are within walking distance.

By Bicycle -- You can rent bikes from VelOstan, at the Nancy station in the Thiers entrance (www.grand-nancy.org/velostanboutic; [tel] 06-08-05-16-43). Their reasonable rates are 2€ half-day and 3€ full day.

By Car -- You can park your car right at the station or south of Place Stanislas at the Vinci Parking, 6 rue Claude Charles. Car rentals can be found at the train station at Avis (www.avis.fr; [tel] 08-20-61-17-03), or just outside the station at Europcar, (www.europcar.fr; [tel] 08-25-35-83-58).

By Taxi -- There are always taxis outside the train station and some circulating around. You can order one in advance from Nancy Taxis (www.taxis-nancy.com; [tel] 03-83-37-65-37).

By Public Transport -- Nancy has a well-serviced bus and tram system called the Reseau Stan (www.reseau-stan.com; [tel] 03-83-30-08-08). A one-way ticket costs 1.50€ and can be purchased from automatic kiosks at a tram station or from a bus driver.

FastFacts: Nancy

ATMs/Banks -- The city center has scores of ATMs, several are along rue Saint-Jean or Saint-Dizier.

Doctors & Hospitals -- Hopital Central de Nancy, 29 avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny (www.chu-nancy.fr; [tel] 03-83-85-85-85).

Mail & Postage -- La Poste, 10 rue Saint-Dizier ([tel] 36-31).

 

Pharmacies -- Pharmacie du Point Central, 35 rue Saint-Dizier ([tel] 03-83-32-08-57).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.