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Nancy - Flowers of Lorraine - V&A Exclusive

29 June 2020

5 days from £1,650pp

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Your tour begins with a two-day Art Nouveau course at the V&A, before journeying to the architecturally stunning city of Nancy, the former capital of the Duchy of Lorraine. Discover the Quartier Saurupt, visit Villa Majorelle and explore Place Stanislas.
  • Explore the work of Emile Gallé on this unique course and tour combination, in association with the V&A
  • Discover Place Stanislas, Europe’s most beautiful royal square, where you’ll view two of Nancy’s finest buildings; the majestic Hôtel de Ville and the Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Tour the Quartier Saurupt and visit the Maison Bergeret, designed by Lucien Weissenburger
  • Visit Villa Majorelle, the crowning example of Nancy’s Art Nouveau architecture 
 
The historic capital of the ancient Duchy of Lorraine, Nancy has been a centre of trade, commerce and craftsmanship since the 11th century. But it was an artist and glassworker, Émile Gallé, who, around the turn of the 20th century, made his native city internationally famous as the vanguard of the Art Nouveau style. As the founder of the École de Nancy, Gallé unified a group of artists from Lorraine who would electrify the world with their spectacular creations – energetic, elegant and deeply rooted in a close and passionate observation of local flowers, fruits and creatures. This was apparent no more so than at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, which presented to the world the climactic achievement of the style commonly known as Art Nouveau. Among the visitors enthralled by the École’s achievements was George Donaldson, representative of the South Kensington Museum (shortly to be renamed the V&A). Thanks to his vision and enthusiasm, the V&A has an extensive collection of some of the best Style Nancy productions. We are therefore pleased to announce a very special collaboration between the V&A and Art Pursuits Abroad in 2020. Led by Dr Justine Hopkins, the collaboration will combine a 2-day introductory course at the V&A with our popular APA Nancy study tour. Emile Gallé believed passionately in a world where there could be art in everything, for everyone. This unique course and tour combination will explore the many and varied ways in which he and his colleagues set about making that vision come true.
 

Your Accommodation

Grand Hotel de la Reine, Nancy

★★★★
Overview
The four-star Grand Hotel de la Reine, Nancy, located ideally in the centre of Nancy on the Place Stanislas. The hotel has traditional decoration, Louis XV style, influence of the belle époque, masterpiece of French architecture of the eighteenth century and classified World Heritage of Unesco. Relax in the hotels reading room, enjoy a drink in the bar or something tasty to eat in the restaurant. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • En Suite
  • Internet Access 
  • Tea And Coffee Making Facilities