Merci Nancy!

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Merci Nancy!

What a lovely Sunday discovery!

A foggy uninviting weather forecast was proved wrong by the shiny Place Stanislas (Stanisław Square). It is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Hotel de Ville opens for visitors on weekends. The view from its balcony is a sort of  royal-eye delight.

Untill 6 November, Place Stanislas  will be beautified by a garden, a tribute from the city to their Duke, the Polish King Stanisław I Leszczyński .

Stanislas was a plants-lover and a duke gardener.  Parc de la Pepiniere is one of his creations. Not literally. By his will, rather. It is a noisy place these days though. Toussaints school vacation time. To kids delight, it is occupied by a shiny-sparkly-noisy entertainment park. The Park is also a home to a small zoo. Its inhabitants – rabbits, monkeys, goats, ducks and swans – are not seemingly bothered by the carousels noise.

One of the Park’s alley took us to Charles de Gaulle square. To the right we discovered the proud Duke’s Palace, transformed into a museum.

Its inside court is worth a pick.

The visit to the Aquatic Museum was like a tour into exotic seas. Colours and shapes will satisfy little ones curiosity. Taking time to read explanations is gratifying. I learned a couple of new facts about sea inhabitants.

For lunch, we chose Michelangelo restaurant on Place Stanislas. Italian cuisine and a kids menu drew our attention. The place is spacious. Its visitors range from seniours to families with young kids. The food was good, tasty and authentic. For a few seconds my Summer memories of Emilia-Romagna resurrected. Kudos to the Chef and his team. Two hours later, Amorino, another Italian place, satisfied our sweet tooth.

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