Place Stanislas is one of Van Ruysdael’s 5 completed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perhaps the one with the best story. So clear and light.

Nancy was the temporary residence of Stanislas Leszczynski, a king without a kingdom. Paradoxically it is the oldest and most typical example of a modern capital where the enlightened king was sensitive to the needs of his people. The brilliant Emmanuel Héré and his team built this savvy project from 1752 until 1756. Place Stanislas is undisputedly a masterpiece of this highly adept genius.

See the explicit difference between the old and the restored part of the pavilion.

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