To showcase its incomparable and unique artistic and culture heritage, Nancy holds a regular series of major public events like Renaissance Nancy, Le Siècle des Lumières and “Ecole de Nancy”. These large-scale events always take a distinctively 21st century perspective and serve to raise the city to national and international prominence.
The Saint-Nicolas celebration
Since the Middle Ages, is celebrated throughout Lorraine on December 6, Saint-Nicolas. This is Nancy, the saint is celebrated with more pomp and gaiety two days of music, show, laughs and lights … and an extraordinary sight on the Place Stanislas.
Rendez-Vous Place Stanislas
Highlighting, in images and sounds, breathtaking and poetic a royal UNESCO listed site. This show (free) for about twenty minutes, is screened every summer evening.
The Book on the Square (Le Livre sur la Place)
In September, the first exhibition of the French literary season installs its white tent Place de la Carrière, for the pleasure of 170 000 visitors! Jean d’Ormesson, Amélie Nothomb or Bernard Pivot are some charismatic presidents of this great celebration of books.
The Ephemeral Gardens (Jardin Éphémère)
For a full month every Autumn, place Stanislas hosts the Jardin Éphémère. Aninvitation to kick back and be transported to another world, this “transitory garden” has a changing theme and offers the public a brand-new outdoor experience.
The International Fair
Every year, the Foire Exposition Internationale and its 650 exhibitors attract some 160,000 people from around Lorraine and bordering countries to visit the eight exhibition halls.
Earth Sports Home
Nancy is a town that knows how to have a good time by laying out the red carpet for major sporting and recreational events. Fans watch Gaël Monfils send France to the Davis Cup quarterfinals at the Palais des Sports and players face off in place Stanislas at the French Chess Championship. Not to mention, Nancy is home to two main pro sport teams: the AS Nancy Lorraine football club (ASNL) and the SLUC Nancy Basket basketball team.
A key event in track and field, Meeting Stanislas is part of the Pro Athlé Tour series co-organised by the Fédération française d’Athlétisme.
At the Grand Nancy half marathon, you can either watch from the sidelines or become one of the 3,000 runners!
International Swimming Meeting
The community aquatic center consists of nine swimming pools, whose two Olympic. So it is natural that the French Swimming Federation told Nancy organizing the International Swimming Meeting at the Olympic Pool Alfred Nakache Gentilly.