Thursday, 8 September 2016
29th - 30th August. On from Liverdun to Nancy where we visited Stanislas Square and the Musée de Lorraine. The Son et Lumière in the square was wonderful!
Leaving our mooring, we sailed past Liverdun, which can be seen on the hillside above us.
Many of the surroundings of the square are gold embossed, and look fantastic.
Time for a rest!
After a picnic lunch in the park, we walked to the Porte de la Craffe, which is the oldest fortification in Nancy, built in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Then it was back to the Eglise des Cordeliers, which is now part of the Museum of Lorraine.
This church was built in the 15th century.
This was the mausoleum of the Dukes of Lorraine, and there are many carved statues of them, with animals at their feet.
In the church the “old” is best represented by this ancient carving of the Last Supper.
And the “new” is shown in the painting of the Burning Bush, on a screen, by Bruno Carbonnet in 1996.