InterRail 2010 – Part 13: Nancy

Place Stanislas - Nancy France

After visiting Paris, I started heading south, toward Italy.

I was going to take the train through Switzerland to get there, so I had to change trains in the French town of Nancy.

I had some time to kill before my train departed, so I decided to have a look around.


A thing I saw that really caught my attention is a sculpture I think I have identified as a World War I Moselle memorial, but I could not find anything concrete online to be sure, and I failed to get the plaque in the picture.

Moselle Memorial Nancy golden black heart hearts sculpture statue

I like the symbolism of a golden heart atop a mass of blackened hearts, even if I fail to draw the connection to World War I.


I did not have enough time to see very much of the town, but what I saw seemed peaceful and beautiful, and I am glad I got to see a different side to France than just Paris before I left the country.

But just as soon as I had arrived, I was on my way to Switzerland!


17 thoughts on “InterRail 2010 – Part 13: Nancy

  1. To go to Paris and say you have been to France is a bit like saying you visited Hollywood so you’ve been to America. I adore Paris, but there is so much more to this wonderful country I am privileged to live in. To see that sculpture and take several photos would be worth the trip to Nancy. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. I see you have discovered more info on this statue which you mentioned a few weeks ago in some comments we had. I looked to see if someone could ID it for you. Excellent!

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