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Ephemeral gardens

Discover the ephemeral gardens of Nancy

About “Ephemeral garden”
Every year, Place Stanislas becomes an oasis of green during “Ephemeral garden”– trees, flowers, beds of plants, and original timber creations adorn the paved square as well as deckchairs or benches to rest on.
The city’s Parks and Gardens department imagines a new design inspired by a theme in the news which it reveals at the start of the summer. Travel, history, heritage, twin towns and science are some of the previous inspirations. At the end of September, after several months of work, the result is revealed for the public’s enjoyment.
Built from a sustainable perspective using recycled materials and plants which will go on to be used in other green spaces, the Jardin Ephémère is also an excellent showcase for nature conservation. It is a fine tribute to Nancy’s botanical traditions that so inspired the artists of the Ecole de Nancy.

Welcome reception

Welcome reception (24 October)

You are warmly invited to the Foyer de l’Opéra, in the heart of the Place Stanislas, from 18:45 to 21:00, for the welcome cocktail.

Share a convivial moment with the other participants and organizers around savoury appetizers and sweet reductions. The welcome cocktail will be held in the Foyer de l’Opera with an exceptional view of the Place Stanislas. You will have the opportunity to discover the ephemeral gardens from a unique perspective.

Convivial evening

Convivial evening, around a glass of wine and an aperitif plate (25 or 26 October)

After a visit of the most beautiful corners of the city of Nancy, a well-deserved break is necessary. Come and share a warm moment at the 3 Cageots which is located a few steps from the covered market around a glass of wine and apetizers.

A first group will go there on Tuesday 25 October and a second one on Wednesday 26 October.

  • First session on Tuesday 25 October: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Second session on Wednesday 26 October: 19:15 – 22:15

City tour

HISTORICAL CENTER: from Nancy the Ducale to Nancy la Royale

From the origins of Nancy to the meeting in the kingdom of France under Stanislas, you will discover the emblematic sites, witnesses of the glory of the dukes of Lorraine (ducal palace, Cordeliers church, door of the Craffe, mansions …) as well as the royal ensemble classified by UNESCO including the famous place Stanislas.

For this one-hour visit, a guide will come in front of one of the entrances to the CAMPUS ENSIC, where the conference will take place. It will end then Place Stanislas, in full heart of the city.

  • First session on Tuesday 25 October: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Second session on Wednesday 26 October : 18:15 – 19:15

Gala dinner

Gala dinner in the great salons of the City Hall of Nancy – Thursday, October 27th, from 19:30

We invite you to the beautiful salons of the City Hall of Nancy in the heart of the Stanislas place, Thursday, October 27th from 19:30, for the gala dinner.

Dinner will be served in the large reception room.
From the balconies, you can admire the superb view of Place Stanislas, and enjoy an elevated view of the magnificent Ephemeral Garden.

About “City Hall of Nancy”
Remarkable illustration of classicism, the Nancy Town Hall is the key to the architectural ensemble of the eighteenth century,  made up of the famous Place Stanislas, as well as Place Carrière and Place d’Alliance classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
The doors open onto a peristyle that leads to the main staircase adorned with a wrought iron ramp in one piece, a true masterpiece of Jean Lamour.
The staircase, whose walls are adorned with frescoes by Girardet, leads to the Salon Carre, an Italian salon, which was the antechamber of the royal apartments.

Guided audio tour of the city in the small tourist train.

Realize your guided audio tour of the city whenever you want!

You have the possibility to explore the historic 18th Century city and the Old Town sitting comfortably in the little train. You will be given a headset so that you can explore the city.

The visit lasts approximately 1 hour. You just need to give the voucher to the driver (present in the envelope will be given upon arrival at the congress).
There is a scheduled departure every hour, no need to book. Departure times will be confirmed to you before the congress

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