An attractive, welcoming metropolis


  • A population of 257,000 inhabitantswithin a wider area of 560,000 residents
  • A young population, with a quarter of the inhabitants under 20 years old
  • 75,000 students in Lorraine, including 52,000 in the Greater Nancy area (One in five residents is a student)
  • The second biggest economic cluster in the Greater East region
  • The biggest retail cluster in Lorraine, with one covered market, and one shopping centre three minutes’ walk from the TGV station
  • 27,000 businesses, including major international groups, such as Saint Gobain, Novasep, Fives Nordon or Welcoop
  • 134,000 jobs, 87% of which are in the tertiary sector
  • 23 economic activity sites
  • Three technology parks:
    > Henri Poincaré (scientific and medical engineering)
    > Renaissance (urban and digital engineering)
    > Manufacture (cultural and creative engineering)
  • 3 510 tourist accommodations, including 2,531 hotel rooms
  • One 20,000 m² convention centre, with a capacity of 4,900 attendees
  • 1 racecourse et 11equestrian centres
  • 320 sports venues, , including1 golf course 1 nautical activities centre (National rowing and canoeing centres), 1 water activities centre comprising eight swimming pools, including one Olympic pool and, in 2023, inauguration of the Nancy Thermal wellness and water activities complex, the first spa in the heart of a major urban area
  • 40 urban parks over 300 hectares
  • A Regional University Hospital Centre (the fourth in France) and a local healthcare offer above the national average


State-of-the-art facilities to serve researchers and businesses

  • 1 Regional University Hospital Centre
  • 1 European Centre for Materials Research, the Jean Lamour Institute
  • Presence of major research institutes, including CNRS, INSERM, INRA, INRIA, INRS, IRIS, LORIA, INERIS, etc.
  • The only virtual hospital in Europe
  • The only cellmaging platform in France
  • One high-security digital laboratory, the first in Europe
  • World-leading precision ion micro-probe


  • 71 recognitions or distinctions



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