Living + Teaching in Nancy, France

Population: 105,421
Département: Meurthe-et-Moselle

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


20 rue Stanislas

5 rue Saint-Dizier

Café des Artistes
36 rue Stanislas

Pub Mac Carthy
6 rue Guerrier de Dumast

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


Café des Artistes
36 rue Stanislas

Ambassy Café
63 rue Stanislas

rue Saint-Julien


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée des Beaux Arts
3 Place Stanislas

Musée Lorraine
64 Grande Rue

Musée d'École de Nancy
38 rue Sergent Blandan

Muséum - Aquarium de Nancy
34 rue Sainte-Catherine

  • ander around Place Stanislas
  • Visit and enjoy an afternoon at Parc de la Pépinière
  • See a performance at the Opéra (5€ for students!) 
  • Spend time around Old Town

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips



  • Strasbourg
  • Colmar
  • Equisheim
  • Riquewihr
  • Ribeauville
  • Kaysersberg,
  • Metz
  • aris

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking and skiing at nearby mountains Les Vosges
  • Parc de la Pépinière
  • Parc Sainte-Marie

Housing Examples

  • 455€ per month for a studio apartment with no roommates
  • 0€ per month living at the student residences (only payment is for l'assurance d'habitation - one time tax payment per year)

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Not too big, nor little
  • Many university students, so it's easy to meet young people
  • There is everything someone might need here
  • Difficult to travel into and out of Nancy

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • The Lorraine region is awesome - the people are nice and patient with foreigners who might not speak fluent French.
  • Try to make friends with the local university students. It's the best way to find out about events happening around town.
  • Also, the French accent in this area isn't too difficult to understand and the people don't speak too quickly!
  • Take advantage of the food specialities and the wine.
  • It's great to travel around in France, but unfortunately there isn't an airport very nearby. It is recommended to use the airport  in Luxembourg (as opposed to in Paris) because it is often less expensive and less stressful. To do this, you must take Bus 16 or  29 (a green bus!) to the airport just outside of the Luxembourg train station.
  • Nancy isn't the biggest town - so once you've visited Place Stanislas, Old Town, and the museums, there's not much else to visit  around town. At the same time, it's better than being placed in some of the remote surrounding villages. A lot of assistants who  get placed there end up frequently visiting Nancy or Metz.


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