Nancy is a Meurthe River (Moselle River) cruise port and city in France's Meurthe-et-Moselledepartment. nancy was Upper Lorraine's capital (Duchy of Lorraine/959-1766) during the Holy Roman Empire (800-1806). The city has population around 105,000 (metro over 0,5 million) ranking it Lorraine region's largest and France's 16th-largest. The 313 km (194 mi) long Marne-Rhine Canal was opened in 1853 and connects Paris City with Alsace and Lorraine, and through Rhine River with Germany (Kehl-Strasbourg). The 161 km (100 mi) long Meurthe River is channeled through Nancy and flows into Moselle River at Pompey.
The large square Place Stanislas links the Old Town and the new town (built in the 17th century). Place Stanislas is France's first designated UNESCO site. Nancy is also one of France's main university cities. The city is on Meurthe River's left bank, located approx 10 km (6 mi) upstream from the confluence with Moselle River. In parallel to the river, through Nancy also runs Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Marne-Rhine Canal). Via high-speed trains, Nancy is directly connected with Paris, also to Metz (Moselle), Lyon (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes), Strasbourg (Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine). Highway A31 connects to Metz, Luxembourg City and Langres (Haute-Marne).
In the Old Town (Vieille Ville-Leopold quarter) are Porte de la Craffe (14th century), the Ducal Palace (15th century), the triumphal arch Porte Desilles (late-18th cntury) and Basilique Saint-Epvre de Nancy (late-19th century). The Charles III-Centre Ville quarter is the new town (built in the 16th-18th centuries) where are the Place Stanislas, Nancy Cathedral (18th century), Opera national de Lorraine (early-20th century, national opera since 2006) and Gare de Nancy-Ville (the city's main railway station). Other popular tourist attractions include two large botanical gardens (Jardin botanique du Montet, Jardin Dominique Alexandre Godron), Museum Aquarium de Nancy, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy (fine arts), Lorraine History Museum, Iron History Museum.
Germany to France (Saarbrucken-Nancy)
|Date / Time||Port|
|22 Apr 12:00||Departing from Saarbrucken, Germany|
|22 Apr 20:00 - 23 Apr 18:00 (overnight)||Mettlach, Germany|
|24 Apr 00:01 - 12:00||Riol, Germany|
|24 Apr 20:00 - 25 Apr 13:00 (overnight)||Remich, Luxembourg|
|25 Apr 18:00 - 26 Apr 10:00 (overnight)||Thionville, France|
|26 Apr 15:00 - 27 Apr 07:00 (overnight)||Metz, France|
|27 Apr 14:00||Arriving in Nancy, France|
France to Germany (Nancy-Saarbrucken)
|Date / Time||Port|
|29 Apr 13:00||Departing from Nancy, France|
|29 Apr 20:00 - 30 Apr 13:00||Metz, France|
|30 Apr 18:00 - 01 May 08:00||Thionville, France|
|02 May 08:00||Grevenmacher, Luxembourg|
|02 May 12:00 - 18:00||Riol, Germany|
|03 May 02:00 - 04 May 07:30||Mettlach, Germany|
|04 May 15:00||Arriving in Saarbrucken, Germany|
The 7-day cruisetour itinerary (between Saarbrucken and Nancy) was priced from USD 1225 / EUR 1010 per person with double occupancy.