the essential Stéphane Bern’s program “The favorite monument of the French”, broadcast Wednesday evening on France 3, elected Stanislas Square in Nancy.
Place Stanislas, or Place Stan ‘as the locals call it, is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. This neoclassical gem was born on 26 November 1755 thanks to its sponsor, the Duke of Lorraine, ex-king of Poland Stanislas Leszczynski. The huge statue of its founder was erected in the 19th century.
The square is surrounded by six monumental wrought iron gates enhanced with gold. It was completely renovated in 2005. The buildings located on Place Stanislas are the town hall of Nancy, the Opera-theater and the Museum of Fine Arts.
The mayor of Nancy Mathieu Klein expressed his “happiness” and his “pride” to see his city rewarded for the first time by the show.
The winner was chosen by viewers who could vote by phone or on the internet until 000 last July. 800 000 votes have been recorded. For Stéphane Bern, this strong participation “proves the attachment of the French to their heritage”.