Stanislas Leszczynski

Aerial view - ©Starus / CC-BY-SA Aerial view - ©Starus / CC-BY-SA

Wine-growers and an exile Polish The family who raised the current castle, in 1646, was the Charron. Simple wine-growers! At the time of Jean-Jacques Charron, the ex-king of Poland Stanislas...

Kugelhopf, Riquewihr - ©Arnaud 25 / Public domain Kugelhopf, Riquewihr - ©Arnaud 25 / Public domain

What’s this? A speciality from Alsace and Germany, which is a kind of fluted brioche with almonds, made in a special mould... The recipe includes flour, eggs, butter, sugar, raisins.The little...

The pavilion - ©Pierre-Selim / CC-BY-SA The pavilion - ©Pierre-Selim / CC-BY-SA

A foundation made by Stanislas, king of Poland and duke of Lorraine! Originally, the Pépinière ("tree nursery") was a simple trees plant. The old nursery was in the middle of the royal vegetable plot.

The castle and the park - ©Léna / CC-BY The castle and the park - ©Léna / CC-BY

Lunéville before Stan Moon’s city! Lunéville, former Lunae villa, ″moon’s city″! In the Antiquity, the cult of goddess Diana, associated with the moon, was pretty deep-rooted here. Maybe the castle...

The square - ©Fab5669 / CC-BY-SA The square - ©Fab5669 / CC-BY-SA

Shoo, vegetable plots! The Place d’Alliance is the 3d creation of king of Poland Stanislas and his architect architect Héré, after the place Royale and the place de la Carrière. Here, in the past...

The square - ©Berthold Werner / CC-BY-SA The square - ©Berthold Werner / CC-BY-SA

Hear ye, tournaments! The place was named place Neuve (″New Square″) in the reign of the duke of Lorraine Charles III. So, where did this name of Carrière (″manege″) come from? Because tournaments...

Stanislas' grave - ©François BERNARDIN / CC-BY Stanislas' grave - ©François BERNARDIN / CC-BY

A vault for Stanislas Don’t touch! In the 18th century, everybody in Nancy forget the chapel. The ex king of Poland and duke of Lorraine, Stanislas Leszcinski, turned up in Nancy in 1737. He saw the...

Baba - ©Alessandro Bonvini / CC-BY Baba - ©Alessandro Bonvini / CC-BY

What’s this? Everybody knows the baba: a round cake with a risen dough, made with raisins and a rum syrup. This recipe comes from Poland. So... is it a French dessert? Yes, because this cake was...

Illustration picture - ©Un Chausson / CC-BY-SA Illustration picture - ©Un Chausson / CC-BY-SA

What’s this? One of the famous French recipe... the madeleine! It comes from Commercy, in Lorraine. Created for the first time in 1755, it has a shell shape, striated on one side, round on the other.

The arch - ©Alf van Beem / CC0 The arch - ©Alf van Beem / CC0

An arch named after Stanislas' famous architect, Emmanuel Héré, disciple of Boffrand. He entered Stanislas service when he was 20 years-old! Here we can see a Corinthian arch crowned by a medallion...


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