Nan-see

Departing Strasbourg with some reluctance, we made a short drive to Nancy (see pronunciation, above). This much smaller city turned out to have a beautiful central core. Left unphotographed is a large and popular park with the usual French compliment of strolling paths, ponds, and places to drink wine.

Maybe part of my good feeling for Nancy was brought about by the place we stayed. Hotel Haussenville, a 16th century mansion, is a special place. There’s something about reaching your room by climbing a spiral staircase whose stone steps are worn from hundreds of years of footsteps.

A few photos of exterior details. Notice the two different styles of balcony rails, from two different periods.

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