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Coming to Nancy

Here is some information concerning travel to Nancy that might be useful. The city of Nancy can be reached by plane, by train, or by car.

By Plane

Metz-Nancy-Lorraine regional airport is situated between Nancy and Metz. There is a service of "navettes" (company Aerolor, price EUR 7) linking the airport and the center of Nancy and the train station, which takes about 35 minutes.

This airport mainly provides connections within France, but it can be use via connecting flights (e.g., there are regular flights to Paris).

More information (thought only in French) in
Aéroport régional Metz-Nancy Lorraine
57420 GOIN
Phone: (33) 3 87 56 70 00
Fax: (33) 3 87 56 70 54

As Nancy only has a regional airport, people arriving to the nearest international airport (Paris, Luxemburg, Frankfurt, etc.) will probably complete their journey by train arriving to Nancy's train station. Once you are at the train station, take Tram 1 to the LORIA site (see Reaching the conference).

By Train

Nancy train station is situated in the center of Nancy. Very close to the station is the stop of Tram 1, which will take you to LORIA (see Reaching the conference).

Nancy has direct train connections (among others) to Paris, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna, etc. For more information on the French Train system visit (information available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch!!!).

By Car

The main access to Nancy by car from Paris, Strasbourg, Saarbruecken and Frankfurt is with the A31 (E23) road. You can drive by car by the A4 highway from Paris (around 3 hours), the E25, A31 highways from Luxembourg (around 1 hour), the A4 highway from Strasbourg (around 1 hour and haf), the A31 highway from Dijon (around 2 hours), the E411-A4, E25, A31 highways from Brussels (around 3 hours).


Here is a list of recommended hotels. It is better to choose an hotel in the center, and to use the tram to reach the conference building. You may also visit the Nancy Tourism Office website for other hotels (online booking is available).

Hôtel Albert 1er

3 rue de l'Armée Patton
54000 Nancy
(5 minutes by foot from the station)
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 40 31 24

Hôtel Akena Nancy

41 rue de Raymond Poincaré
54000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 28 02 13

Hôtel Le Guise

18 rue de Guise
54000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 32 24 68

Hôtel Ibis Nancy Centre Gare

3 rue Crampel
54000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 32 90 16

Reaching the conference

Most problably, people attending BPM 2005 will be arriving by train to Nancy. Nancy only has a regional airport, so also people arriving to the nearest international airpors (Paris, Luxemburg, Frankfurt, etc.) will probably complete their journey by train.

Reaching the LORIA Site from the Train Station

The easiest way to reach the LORIA, where BPM is going to take place from the train station, is to take Tram 1 (this is the only tram line in Nancy).

[The Train Station]

In the map you can see the situation of the Train Station and the nearest stop of Tram 1. You have to take the tram in the direction Vandoeuvre, Chu Brabois. And step down in the Callot stop (it is a 20 minutes ride).

There are automatic ticket machines (you'll need coins though, bills or cards are not accepted) in the stop of the tram. You cannot buy the ticket on the tram, so remember to buy the ticket before boarding the tram.

The following pdf files might be useful:

BPM 2005 will take place in the building of LORIA. In the map you can see highlighted the building of LORIA where BPM 2005 is going to take place. We have also marked in white the path from the nearest tram station (stop Callot, of Tram 1). It takes about 5 minutes walking from the tram station to the LORIA site. Here is a map of the LORIA location.

[From the Callot Stop to the LORIA]

Here is a detailled plan of the conference location. The Conference Desk and the amphitheater will be situated in the Faculty of Sciences, just opposite the LORIA building. Coffee breaks will be taken there, while lunches will be taken in the LORIA building. In the LORIA building, you will be able to get an Internet connection, either in the room with machines, or using your own notebook with WiFi connection.

[Detailled map]

Nancy, Tourist information

Nancy is the capital of the Lorraine's region, and is situated on the banks of the Meurthe river. Its sumptuous Place Stanislas, old town, fountains and iron gates are but a few of the many attractions of this lively and friendly city. The birth place of Art Nouveau, Nancy remains firmly an European cultural center with a very large student population.

[Place Stanislas]
Nancy is one of France's most sophisticated towns boasting one of the country's finest examples of Rocco architecture in the Stanislas Square, named after the Polish King Stanislas Leszcynski.

When Leszcynski lost the throne of Poland, he came to Nancy as the last of the independent dukes of Lorraine (he was father-in-law of Louis XV). During the twenty-odd years of his office in the mid-eighteenth century, he ordered some of the most successful urban renewal of the period in all France.

[Gates] Nancy is made up of two fortified towns, the Ville-Vielle (Old Town) and the Ville-Neuve (New town), which were formed during the 16th Century.

The pride of the city is the beautiful place Stanislas. On the south side of the square stands the imposing Hotel de Ville, its roof-line topped by an ornamented balustrade and lanterns. Similar motifs adorn the other buildings bordering the square. The entrances of the square are decorated with gilded wrought-iron gates.

[Art Nouveau]

During the early 20th Century, Nancy rivalled Paris as a center of Art nouveau, with a steep tradition in handicraft and art work. Émile Gallé, manufacturer of French art glass and ceramics was one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau.

The web site of the Nancy Tourist Office, with information in French, English, German and Japanese, contains many useful indications and pictures of the city.

Main Sites of Interest

[Parc Pepiniere] At the center of the Old City, the Place Stanislas is surrounded by the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Nancy Opera House, the Grand Hôtel and l'Hôtel de Ville de Nancy. In the corners of the square one can admire the golden gates and the fountains of Amphitrite and Neptune. During August, the the many cafes surrounding the square puts tables out, and you can enjoy spectacles of light and music.

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Last modified: August 16th, 2004