A few words about Nancy‘s triumphal arch. When we hear about “Arc de Triomphe”, we immediately think about the grand Napoleonic arch at the top of Champs-Élysées in Paris. Across France, there are also a great number of small-scaled triumphal arches, such as in Nancy, Lorraine.
Nancy‘s triumphal arch was designed by Héré to honour King Louis XV. The French architect modelled it on the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome. It is also known as “Arc Héré” in honour to its designer.
The arch links Place Stanislas to Place de la Carrière and serves as an important landmark along the beautiful perspective created between the town-hall (Place Stanislas) and the Palais du Gouvernement (at the very end of the Place de la Carrière).
The two squares along with the neighbouring Place d’Alliance has been listed on the World Heritage list of Unesco since 1983.