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Left my RS tour books at home

After all my prep, still left my London and France tour books at home. Am going to take few day diversion by train to Nancy, in the Lorraine dept in France. Any good recommendations for hotel (no need for budget, nor luxury;)?

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We're staying at this location in Nancy next month. It had great reviews: 9.9 on Booking from 53 reviews.

Le Relais DUCAL , 9 Rue de Guise, 54000 Nancy, France

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When I stayed in Nancy a few years ago, I was really happy with the Hôtel des Prelats — a short walk from the Place Stanislas.

https://www.hoteldesprelats.com/

Edit to add : it was neither budget, nor luxury . . It was ”just right”!

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If you have a smart phone or a tablet you can download the Rick Steves travel guides, I do this just to save space and not have to add the weight of a regular book to my backpack.

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I was in Nancy last October and stayed in this Mercure Hotel just around the corner from the train station . Nice room ( as always with Mercures ) and very good breakfast . - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mercure+Nancy+Centre+Gare/@48.6904374,6.176169,15.75z/data=!4m8!3m7!1s0x47949873f3d516dd:0x1e168b28c3b66708!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d48.690564!4d6.1748896 About ten minute walk to Place Stanislas . https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-A038-hotel-mercure-nancy-centre-gare/index.shtml Two more things - The TI just off the Place Stanislas , will give you several maps outlining the Art Nouveau sites throughout the city , for which Nancy is famous . Of major importance is this - http://www.ecole-de-nancy.com/web/index.php?page=presentation-men-en And , in the Place Stanislas , Le Musee des Beaux Arts is also a winner

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And yes the Art Nouveau in Nancy is to die for!!!

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load the kindle app to your phone, iPad or computer, and buy your replacement books on line if you need them.

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Glad to hear the positive words about Nancy. I like to pick at least one "less touristy" location on our trips (have several on this trip). My husband's flying into France for the last week of my 3-week trip to France, and this will be our first stop together for three nights.

Be sure to not miss the light show in the evening!

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I think you’ll like it a lot, Jean. I found it had a lot to offer. There’s also some brasserie — perhaps now part of the Flo chain? — that I remember reading about and didn’t make it to that is supposed to have superb old decoration and decent enough food. Over near the train station if I remember correctly. I will see if I can track it down.