The social events of this year’s ITP will consist of a cocktail reception at Maison de Myon, a guided walking tour of Nancy, and at Grand Hôtel de la Reine.
Cocktail Reception at Maison de Myon
A cocktail reception will take place at Maison de Myon on the first evening of the conference (22 August), starting at 19:00. This house is part of Lorraine’s 18th century heritage. Some of the street’s buildings still even date back to the 16th century. This historical quarter of Nancy was in those days dedicated to religious life. Together with the nearby cathedral, it constituted a cohesive ensemble within which lived the servants of the Church. The architectural ensemble has seen many changes in purpose and posession since this period, but has never suffered any major destruction. Lining the narrow streets of the quarter, the opaque façades could shield the inner courtyards and thus keep their secrets.
The address is 7 rue Mably (rue = Street). The Maison’s official web site has a map. To get there from the conference web site, take tram line 1 back towards downtown (direction Essey-Mouzimpré). Get off at the stop called Cathédrale. Take the rue du Cloître between the cathedral and the hôtel des Prelats to reach rue de la Primatiale. The destination, rue Mably, should be on your left.
Guided Walking Tour: From Ducal Nancy to Royal Nancy
A guided walking tour of Nancy will be offered on the third conference day (24 August), from 17:30 to 19:00. This tour notably includes Place Stanislas and Place de la Carrière and allows the visitor to examine the lasting impression the last Duke of Lorraine made on the city. The charm of the town—Old, Medieval and Renaissance—is revealed thanks not only to its architectural gems, but also to its great shops, pretty terraces and little cafés. The Ducal Palace, the distinctive hotels, the Craffe Gate and the Saint Epvre church are some important monuments from Lorraine’s history. The starting point is the Tourist Office (office de tourisme) at place Stanislas.
Conference Dinner at Grand Hôtel de la Reine
The conference dinner will take place after the tour of Nancy, starting at 19:30, in the Salon du Roy of the l’Grand Hôtel de la Reine. Ideally located in the very centre of Nancy on the magnificent Place Stanislas, this hotel is a former private residence offering subtle luxury and refinement at the heart of Nancy. With its traditional interior featuring Louis XV style and the Belle Époque influence, Grand Hôtel de la Reine is a masterpiece of 18th century French architecture and is listed UNESCO World Heritage monument.