My first encounter with the beautiful French city of Nancy took place before I became a mother. I soon realised that Nancy was a city worth revisiting.
Fast forward to today, and Nancy is still a firm favourite, but this time, with my little ones in tow. Not only is it a stone's throw away from Luxembourg, but it also offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions and activities. Allow me to share with you our top 10 family adventures in Nancy.
One: Cosmic Kids 57
Nothing short of an indoor funfair, Cosmic Kids 57 is a colossal 1500m² playground, adorned with some of the coolest graffiti you've ever seen. From Laser Kids and trampolines to kiddie karts, it's a paradise for young and old alike. For the grown-ups, escape rooms and laser games guarantee a fun-filled day. More info
Two: Museum Aquarium of Nancy
From babies to teenagers, this museum captivates all. With exhibitions, workshops, and more, the young explorers get a fun and informative dive into aquatic life. It's open Tuesday to Sunday. More info
Three: Botanical Garden of Nancy
This living museum of beautiful plants and flowers is also a fantastic educational hub. With workshops designed for children as young as four, it's a perfect blend of fun and learning. More info
Four: Museum of Iron History and Science Activities
Calling all budding Einsteins! This intriguing museum is a must-visit. And if you're in town on the 8th or 9th of July, 2023, there's a special event with free access. More info
Five: Nancy Museum of the Art Nouveau
For an artistic detour, don't miss this unique museum. It's a treasure trove of architecture, Art Nouveau design, and lovely gardens. Ideal for older children and the Villa Majorelle is a must-see. More info
Six: Parc de la Pépinière
This fantastic park is a hit with the whole family. Amazing water fountains, a café, a playground, mini-golf, and even a puppet theater – it's a perfect day out. More info
Seven: Jardin d'Eau
A true urban oasis, Jardin d'Eau is perfect for those who love being near water. Let the children play while you relax by the water's edge. More info
Eight: Place Stanislas
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Place Stanislas is a must-visit. Its grandeur is best appreciated by day and by night. At Christmas, the enchanting winter lights and towering Christmas tree will dazzle the children. More info
Nine: Parc de Haye
This marvelous park is a playground in the heart of nature, featuring outdoor gyms, playgrounds, adventure forest, a car museum, and more. Ideal for a day of family fun. More info
Ten: Chateau de Fleville
No visit to Nancy is complete without a castle tour. We recommend Chateau de Fleville, where kids can even dress up in period costumes. It's open on weekends. More info
So, pack your bags and get ready to create some unforgettable memories in the charming city of Nancy.