Place S. Epreve – P. Malval, Nancy, France, 2011 – Psychogeographical Portrait

Square is located in the middle of “ville vieille” [old town], Nancy’s historic centre. It was the main trading centre in the middle-ages where a main city market used to be. Saint-Epreve basilica, which towers above the square was only built at the end of the 19th century, but it remains a beautiful masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It is praised by Viollet-le-Duc [famous French architect who renovated france’s most celebrated cathedrals]. This is one more brilliantly executed space renovation in old town of Nancy. City was founded in the 11th century and this area displays some good examples of medieval and renaissance style architecture.

The statue in the middle of the Place Malval [connected circular square] depicts Duke René II who defeated the Duke of Burgundy, at the battle of Nancy in 1477. It is very unusual les that life size equestrian statue.

Place Saint Epreve is just steps away from Place Stanislas, Place de Career and Place Vandemount, all in our collection.

It is very significant contribution to the really strong impact that this visit to Nancy made on me. It is definitely my second favourite "urban squares" city [after Venezia].

On the map at the bottom all the squares in Nancy are marked with links to each of them.

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sociability
10
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
9
religious
x
access & linkages
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social
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comfort
10
residential
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image
9
court yard or traffic circle
x
tourist value
10
with park
x
total
58
street, shopping
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