Nancy & Lorraine

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Nancy

Scheduled flight to France from your preferred airport – transfer with our professional guide in our private executive coach to the 3* Crystal Hotel in Nancy – dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 – Nancy guided tour, Musée des Beaux-Arts & Villa Bergeret

Guided tour of Nancy, Lorraine’s historic capital, which was transformed by Stanislas Leczinski, Duke of Lorraine, making it a model of 18th century town planning and whose crowning glory is the Unesco World Heritage Site of the grand neoclassical Place Stanislas – guided tour of the Musée des Beaux-Arts introduces us to a fine collection of 14th to 20th century European art including works by Delacroix, Manet, Monet, Utrillo and Modigliani, as well as over 600 pieces of Daum Glassware on display – Villa Bergeret, built in 1903 by architect Lucien Weissenburger as the home of postcard printer Albert Bergeret, is an excellent example of Art Nouveau in Nancy and the decor is a brilliant demonstration of the expertise of the School of Nancy.

Day 3 – Daum Glass Workshop & Le Jardin Botanique du Montet

Established at the end of the 19th century, Daum’s renown was originally linked to the Ecole de Nancy movement and ever since Daum and Nancy have been inextricably linked with one of France’s greatest glassworks and this afternoon we visit the Compagnie des Verriers Daum Glass Workshop at Vannes le Châtel – Le Jardin Botanique du Montet extends to 27 hectares with over 12,000 plants from every continent.

Day 4 – Basilique de Saint- Nicolas de Port & Châteaux de Haroué and de Lunéville

The current Basilique de Saint- Nicolas de Port, a pilgrimage site supposedly holding the relics of the patron saint of the Duchy of Lorraine, Saint Nicholas, dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries and has fine Renaissance painted glass windows by Nicolas Droguet of Lyon, Valentin Bousch of Strasbourg and Hans von Kulmbach and Veit Hirsvogel from Nuremberg – built by architect Germain Boffrand in 1720, Château de Haroué like a calendar has 365 windows, 52 chimneys, 12 towers and 4 bridges – Château de Lunéville belonged to the Dukes of Lorraine from the 13th century and was rebuilt as the ‘Versailles of Lorraine’ by Duke Léopold from 1703 to 1723.

Day 5 Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy & Musée Lorrain

The influential Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy is home to a wonderful collection of furniture, fabrics and jewellery, as well as the fanciful glassware of Emile Gallé, founder of the Ecole de Nancy – once home to the dukes of Lorraine, the regal Renaissance Palais Ducal now houses the Musée Lorrain which first opened its doors to the public 1850 and whose collection is representative of the artistic and cultural life of the region.

Day 6 – Nancy

Time at leisure in Nancy this morning – transfer to your preferred airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

All excursions & guided tours included

Welcome dinner

Professional local guide

Scheduled flights to France

Executive coach in France

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Nancy - guided tour

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Villa Bergeret

Daum Glass Workshop

Le Jardin Botanique du Montet

Basilique de Saint-Nicolas de Port

Châteaux de Haroué & de Lunéville

Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy

Musée Lorrain

Hotel

Five nights at the centrally located 3* Crystal Hotel in Nancy. Located a ten minute walk from Nancy Cathedral, the hotel has a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is included in our hotel on the first evening and the remaining nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Château de Fléville - completed in 1533 in the Renaissance style, this was one of the few châteaux in Lorraine spared by Cardinal Richelieu after the Thirty Years’ War
  • Villa Majorelle - built in 1908 for the artist Louis Majorelle by architect Henri Sauvage, its centrepiece is Les Blés dining room with its vinelike stone fireplace
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame-del’Annonciation - crowned by a frescoed dome, Nancy’s 18th century cathedral is a sombre mixture of neoclassical and Baroque

 

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
for your group

Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • on half board basis throughout
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions - see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group