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Ecole de Nancy Museum with its Art Nouveau and Gallé glassware
Private visit to stunning Art Nouveau Maison Bergeret dating from 1903
Walking tour of unique Saurupt housing estate - a superb collection of Art Nouveau buildings
Dinners at the stunning Art Nouveau Excelsior Restaurant
The stately town of Nancy - a model of 18th century town planning - enjoyed a second golden age at the turn of the 20th century, when glassmaker Emile Galle founded the Ecole de Nancy, which typifies the Art Nouveau movement in France. This tour explores the history and rich legacy of the productive period with the city's wonderful collection of Art Nouveau art, ceramics and architecture, in the company of expert and enthusiast Prof. Anne Anderson or Dr. Scott Anderson, with a series of lectures and visits from your base in the heart of the city just 200 metres from the Place Stanislas.
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Day 1: Travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and onwards to Nancy by TGV. On arrival transfer by coach to your hotel and check in for three nights at the three-star Mercure Stanislas, in the heart of the city. Introductory lecture, 'Nancy: Ville d'Art', followed by welcome drink and dinner with wine at the stunning Art Nouveau Excelsior restaurant a short walk from the hotel.
Day 2: Ecole de Nancy and Art Nouveau Walking Tour.
Morning visit to the influential Ecole de Nancy Museum that houses a wonderful collection of furniture, fabrics, jewellery and Galle glassware in reconstructed Art Nouveau settings. Afternoon walking tour led by Prof. Anne Anderson or Dr Scott Anderson to see some of the fantastic Art Nouveau architecture dotted throughout the city, including the exterior of the Villa Majorelle. Evening at leisure.
Day 3: Musée des Beaux Arts and free afternoon in Nancy and dinner at the Excelsior Brasserie.
Morning visit examining the wonderful glassware of the Musee des Beaux Arts, whose collection includes works by Delacroix, Manet, Monet and a wonderful selection of Daum glassware. This afternoon is free in Nancy for you to explore. Evening lecture, 'Art Nouveau: new art for the modern era', followed by welcome drink and dinner with wine at the Excelsior restaurant.
Day 4: Maison Bergeret, Saurupt Housing Estate and home.
Your final morning is spent visiting the wonderful Maison Bergeret, a stunning Art Nouveau house built in 1903, and walking tour of the Parc de Saurupt housing estate. Transfer to the station for return TGV and Eurostar to Paris and onwards to St Pancras.
NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 25 passengers
Please note: As with most trains, passengers are responsible for carrying baggage onto and off the train. Baggage can be stored on overhead shelves or at the entrance to the carriages. Trollies are available at St Pancras, but bags do need to be carried onto the platform.
Travel Editions recommends a luggage delivery service called thebaggageman, where your suitcase can be picked up from your home before departure and delivered straight to your hotel; therefore removing the worry about carrying your cases onto and off the trains. Please click here for more information and we have arranged a 10% discount exclusive to Travel Editions clients off the thebaggageman service. Tel: 01844 264890
Mercure Hotel Stanislas, Nancy
Located just 200 metres from the historic Place Stanislas in the heart of the city, this four-star hotel is ideal. It offers a bar and comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms with private bathroom, minibar, satellite TV, wifi and safe.
Mercure Hotel Stanislas Nancy Website
Pre-tour accommodation is available at the Premier Inn, London King's Cross St Pancras, about a 5 minutes walk from St Pancras International, at an approximate rate of £120 per room. Bookings can be made direct with the hotel on 0871 527 8672 or visit their website.
Prof. Anne Anderson
Prof. Anne Anderson author, broadcaster, international Accredited Lecturer of The Arts Society and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, was a senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University for 14 years, specialising in the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernism; she currently teaches at Kingston University. Anne's career as an international speaker has taken her all over the world and her TV credits include the BBC's Flog It!. Anne has recieved a rapturous response from or customers at the many Travel Editions UK lectures and tours she has hosted and is excited at the prospect of sharing her knowledge with our clients further afield.
Dr Scott Anderson MA, PhD, FNAVA, ASFAV (Associate of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers)
Scott is a University Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Design and is an Honorary Fellow of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. He is a specialist in Victorian and Edwardian art, architecture and antiques and is a consultant expert for the BBC2 'Flog It!' programme. Scott is an Accredited Lecturer of The Arts Society and has lectured extensively to various societies, special interest groups and educational groups throughout Britain. He has extensive tour guiding experience in Britain, European locations such as Paris, Berlin, Vienna and New York.
Gill, our Tour Manager, was brilliant. Really helpful and got us access to buildings not normally open to the public. We were very impressed with the service she gave, especially as she didn't feel very well during the trip.
Review by Anonymous who travelled 26-April-2019
Our tour guide Gill was unwell but was exceptional in the way she looked after everyone and was very kind to us all. Although the weather was not kind to us Dr. Scott Anderson made our trip very memorable and compensated by giving us a little extra knowledge and insight along the way. His friendliness and expert knowledge was much appreciated and greatly enhanced our understanding and enjoyment of this holiday.
Review by Cousins who travelled 26-April-2019
Very much enjoyed this trip and learnt a lot about art nouveau as well as seeing some beautiful things! Very fortunate with weather. The walking tours would have been less pleasant if weather had not been so kind. Group size was 24 and at times this felt a tad too big. Tour rep and tour lecturer demonstrated humour, knowledge and reliability
Review by Plummer who travelled 29-March-2019
excellent tour - very helpful tour manager, very informative lecturer, good value for money
Review by Anonymous who travelled 29-March-2019
Both the tour manager and the lecturer were excellent. Terry was particularly helpful on facilitating my transfer. Pity your tick box survey doesn't allow for proper evaluation. The hotel I rated poor as despite needing a handicapped room, my room involved a long walk from the lift and two lots of stairs. There was a walk in shower as specified, but no hand grips or shelves so I could not wash my hair as could not reach the fixed shower gel safely or put my own product where i could safely use it. Minor matter, but I don't like living out of a suitcase is that there were no shelves in the room. This is not 4 star accommodation. Plus side was its location and fresh produce at breakfast and home produced light meals.
Review by Rabin who travelled 29-March-2019
Review by Broadbent who travelled 29-March-2019
Very disappointed with the allocated room in hotel. Small box. No wardrobe or drawer space. Little facilities.
Review by Ross who travelled 29-March-2019
Review by Anonymous who travelled 29-March-2019
I loved the tour. The guides were both very good, especially Terry dealing with my nut allergy requirements in the restaurant. Scott was extremely knowledgable and amusing. Both guides were good company. The hotel was good, comfortable beds, good shower, good facilities in the room, although drinking water free each day would have been better still. There was a good selection at breakfast and the staff were very friendly. The hotel was conveniently placed and the range of architecture and artefacts was fantastic. I'd recommend the trip to anyone interested in Art Nouveau. Hopefully, the photos I put on Facebook will encourage family and friends to visit. Nancy proved to be a very pleasant surprise and a very attractive city.
Review by Ibbotson who travelled 29-March-2019
The problem with Eurostar was the strike and the 3 hour wait !
Review by Lister who travelled 08-March-2019
Brilliant guide - knowledgeable and amusing. The arrangements ran smoothly until we met the customs officers’ work to rule at Paris on the return. Only just caught last train home out of London. Why is standard premier on Eurostar not the default option? I personally would prefer all tips to be included.
Review by Gurbutt who travelled 08-March-2019
Very good tour. Both Scott and Terry were excellent. Each day was full but still allowed for some free time at the end of the day. Food at Excelsior restaurant was excellent and a wonderful setting.
Review by Ward who travelled 08-March-2019
There was too much walking. I have enjoyed many organised tour hoiidays but given this was a short break, we had very little free time. I appreciate that you are seeking to provide lots of interesting activities and events but an extra day and some addtional free time would have worked better for me. I think everyone was very tired at the end.
Review by Spark who travelled 14-November-2019
Anne, our expert was fun but also so knowledgeable any question we asked she knew about in depth. Our tour guide, Gill was also excellent. It was a wonderful trip and the first holiday I had been brave enough to take since my husband died this year but I will travel with you again and have already booked for Crete next year. Thank you
Review by Anonymous who travelled 26-October-2018
Our tour guide was absolutely excellent, giving us the information we needed at the right time and maintaining a calm air of assurance even when I thought the time to get from the Gare de l’Est to the Garde du Nord and through 4 security controls for Eurostar was extremely limited. Our expert guide gave us great presentations and lots of information as we visited the wonderful Art Nouveau sites.
Review by Wyeth who travelled 26-October-2018
A very enjoyable tour, with excellent guide and tour manager. Hotel was quite good, but room small and tea-making facilities poor, with tiny paper cups. We had to borrow mugs from the dining room and the tea selection was minimal. Otherwise no complaints
Review by Purnell who travelled 26-October-2018
A very interesting tour with excellent input, pitched at jus the right level. Provision of free time in what was otherwise a very intense programme was much appreciated. Excellent choice of restaurant for shared dinners. Both the Tour Manager and Lecturer were very competent, friendly and approachable.
Review by Anonymous who travelled 26-October-2018
A very well organised, varied and interesting trip, with an impressive tour manager, who dealt well with the unexpected and seemed to be one step ahead with everything. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided an informative and entertaining commentary, without being overly academic in his approach. We enjoyed the trip very much. [TGV train with disfunctional air conditioning and no buffet car was not the fault of Travel Editions - at least we were spared the problems of possible SNCF strikes!]
Review by Cooper who travelled 27-April-2018
Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Scott Anderson was informative and entertaining and Gill Thompson looked after us very well. I have only marked the train down a notch because the Eurostar was delayed, but that was not the fault of Travel Editions. Also, the coach to transfer us between Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nore did not turn up but I wonder if it is necessary to have a coach anyway as the walk is very short. It might be just as easy to ask people to walk and if this isn't practical for a small number then to get them a taxi.
Review by who travelled 27-April-2018
Hotel: could do with some drawer space in rooms; could make breakfast area easier to navigate. Excelsior restaurant: seems to be resting on its laurels because of the setting. After taking our orders at 7.50 p.m. on Sunday evening, they didn't produce first course until 9 p.m.! They seemed to be short-staffed that evening, but that's not really an excuse: they should have planned that better.
Review by Hackett who travelled 27-April-2018
Thank you for an excellent short break. We really enjoyed it. Return home did not go as smoothly as it could have done - no coach for Paris transfer and late arrival of Eurostar back to London. However, neither of these caused us any significant difficulties.
Review by who travelled 27-April-2018
Our tour manager was excellent, given the rail strike in France just at the start of our trip she did amazingly well to rearrange travel and keep us all up to date with the 'what nexts'. I found the lecturer a little cynical in his delivery and while I don't doubt he knew his 'stuff' I have reached a time in my life when I don't want to be talked at but would prefer shared thoughts and opinions of the group.
Review by Roddy who travelled 06-April-2018
Very impressed how quickly alternative travel arrangements were made for the return journey on account of the rail strike in France. Also impressed that some of the Monday programme was fitted into previous days. It was good to have expert knowledge about Art Nouveau - as well as the lectures both the lecturer & tour manager gave very interesting information during our walking tours / visits.
Review by Mitchell who travelled 06-April-2018
Hotel room was fine for short stay, but no draw space and limited hanging, but overall hotel very good. Homeward journey affected by train strikes/cancellations, but alternative arrangements made which were good.
Review by Johnson who travelled 06-April-2018
A fascinating and very informative trip, with friendly fellow travellers and excellent guides. Our train back from Nancy to Paris was cancelled due to strike action, but arrangements were quickly made to take us by coach. Gill, our tour manager, was very efficient, professional and knowledgeable.
Review by Jones who travelled 06-April-2018
We were sent a letter saying the outgoing train did not stop at Ebbsfleet so we had to change our plans to spend the night before the holiday in London. We were then very surprised to find the train did stop at Ebbsfleet & pick up passengers. The hotel rooms were quite small & the air conditioning didn't work. Lift was hardly adequate. Location was good. WE were very impressed that you got us back safely despite the rail strike even though we effectively lost the last day of the holiday. WE loved Nancy & enjoyed the holiday. The guides were excellent.
Review by Davies who travelled 06-April-2018
Particularly commend Gill Thomson I traveled independently but she went out of her way to help me through the French rain strike
Review by King who travelled 06-April-2018
Despite rail problems on the return journey, Jill was exceptional in attending to everyone's needs and ensuring we all arrived home in a timely way. The tour was full of fabulous art nouveau detail despite missing out on some of the last day's events. Highly recommend hotel, restaurant for set evening meals and the itinerary.
Review by Mccarthy-Smith who travelled 06-April-2018
Our tour manager, Gill, was brilliant in rearranging our voyage home as there was a rail strike. No stress for us....This was my 4th Travel Editions Tour and I now have a few suggestions. It would help to have a list of other people on the tour. It would be nice to be able to call people by their names, to refer to a list if once introduced you no longer could recall the other person's name. Also it seems as if not everyone received information regarding tipping. I couldn't find anything mentioned in the printed material for this trip. I tried to arrange envelopes to pass around on the coach, but somehow not everyone received the envelope. So some people did not contribute. If there had been a list of names, people could have crossed their name off the list.
Review by Zagor who travelled 06-April-2018
Review by who travelled 09-March-2018
Gill was great - couldn't fault her. Scott is enthusiastic but a bit verbose - on both the evening lectures he spent time waffling about personal stuff at the beginning then had to rush through about half his slides in the last 5 minutes. Hotel clean & beds v comfortable, but why no storage space in either bedroom or ensuite? I was ok in a double for single occupancy, but it must have been a nightmare for 2 sharing. Rooms don't have a mini bar - just a little fridge - empty - not even a bottle of mineral water! However, I did enjoy all the visits, the Excelsior Restaurant was wonderful & Nancy itself was a revelation.
Review by who travelled 09-March-2018
An excellent tour in every respect. Gill Thompson the tour manager was friendly and efficient and Scott Anderson was a wonderfully enthusiastic lecturer. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone interested in Art History. The City of Nancy was a revelation with a marvellous Central Square - the Stanislas Place.
Review by Vye who travelled 09-March-2018
I had been looking forward to this trip and it did not disappoint. Both Scott and Gill are excellent guides and so knowledgeable. Nancy is a lovely town and full of interesting architecture and places to visit. I particularly enjoyed Scott's two lectures bringing the Art Nouveau period to life. My thanks to Scott and Gill for a most enjoyable four days.
Review by Partridge who travelled 09-March-2018
Review by Wolfinden who travelled 09-March-2018
all brilliant-guides especially
Review by Klein who travelled 09-March-2018
Very well organized, excellent tour guide, hard work but well worth it for the wonderful things we saw. .
Review by Dorment who travelled 27-October-2017
Review by who travelled 27-October-2017
Gill and Anne were both efficient , helpful ,very friendly and made a fantastic memorable holiday in a lovely city.
Review by who travelled 27-October-2017
Prof Anderson and Gill Thompson were an excellent team and made us feel so welcome and able to ask questions at any time. Amemorable fantastic break. The hotel was well positioned and breakfast was very nice if a little chaotic one day.
Review by who travelled 27-October-2017
Essentially a great long break. Anne as our expert and Jill as manager were both excellent. Only let down was hotel. Location fine but service level / staff attitude poor e.g. 1)To be told at reception they only supply herbal tea in rooms (why then was there milk) - we just helped ourselves from breakfast supplies but still ... 2) To be told that we had come down at the wrong time for breakfast
Review by Stanford who travelled 27-October-2017
Review by who travelled 27-October-2017
Dr Anne Anderson and Gill Thompson were both exceptional and Anne's knowledge of art and history knew no bounds! Each visit was excellent as were the walking tours, and Gill's attention to detail and organisation ensured smooth running. The itinerary was packed and didn't disappoint. The Excelsior was the perfect setting for our delicious meals.
Review by who travelled 27-October-2017
Anne and Gill complement each other and provide expert knowledge on Nancy and art nouveau - so much to see and do in an interesting city. Highly recommended.
Review by who travelled 27-October-2017
The tour was well managed and our leader always on hand and well organised. Our lecturer was also very knowledgeable and entertaining. The meals organised were also very good. The only downside was that the hotel was in the process of renovations and we also thought the room rather small. Otherwise a very enjoyable four dats.
Review by Mr Richard Cocks who travelled 21-April-2017
Review by Mrs Brenda Young who travelled 21-April-2017
This was our first tour with Travel Editions and we were impressed by the efficiency of the organisation and the high quality of the guide. Excellent company as well!
Review by Dr Alessandra Di Gregorio who travelled 21-April-2017
It was a very enjoyable trip, well planned and instructive. We made our own travel arrangements and appreciated the fact that we could do this. The tour manager was helpful and approachable throughout.
Review by Miss Pamela Grosvenor who travelled 21-April-2017
Excellent tour. Great support and interesting talks. Many thanks. This was my third trip with Travel Editions and I am already looking at the brochure to plan my next venture. Large queue at Eurostar at St Pancras. This is no fault of Travel Editions but other clients may need to be aware of it.
Review by Dr Margaret Clamp who travelled 07-April-2017
An excellent trip, it exceeded my our expectations.
Review by Mr Graham Bessant who travelled 07-April-2017
Review by Mrs Margaret Bardell who travelled 07-April-2017
A very enjoyable few days.I learnt a great deal about Art Nouveau from Scott Anderson who was a mine of information and was impressed by Nancy as a place to visit.
Review by Ms Judith Anderson who travelled 07-April-2017
Very interesting tour and we certainly saw a lot of Art Nouveau! Hotel very nice. TGV played up on way home our train had to push broken down train in front of us into Paris. Scott and Gill dealt with it all very well and Gill helped us to book a hotel in London as we had missed our last train home before we eventually got there at 11 p.m. Anyway, late trains a trivial matter in light of happenings of Wednesday.
Review by Mrs Margaret Cudlip who travelled 17-March-2017
Enjoyable trip well guided with Scott and Gill both being super and very knowledgeable. Hotel well located but rather basic and building work made breakfast facilities inadequate. Train delayed both ways-obviously not your fault! I would have liked my tickets a little earlier as came about 7-10 days before travel.
Review by Mr Alastair Thomson who travelled 17-March-2017
All went smoothly except for a TGV breaking down in front of our train, which meant we caught the Eurostar 2 hours later then intended. Our tour manager rose to the occasion and did what she could to help us out. A lovely trip altogether
Review by Mrs Carol Mellor who travelled 17-March-2017
excellent overall, especially tour manager Gill. Never flustered and always helpful
Review by Mr Ronald Smeed who travelled 17-March-2017
Gill and Scott did an excellent job in less than ideal weather. The hotel rooms were fine but unlimited, fast and free wi-fi should be the norm these days. With the public rooms still under renovation, the Mercure was not a good choice as this compromised the setting for the lectures and also made breakfast very difficult.
Review by Mr Stephen Dunk who travelled 17-March-2017
We were very impressed by Anne Anderson and her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm and the quantity of art nouveau she was able to show us. Gill Thompson was an excellent tour guide, very competent and pleasant. We also enjoyed the two meals at the Excelsior restaurant.
Review by Mrs Caroline Lloyd who travelled 25-November-2016
A delightful tour and Nancy is an artistic jewel. Our guide and tour leader were cheerful and efficient and made the holiday an excellent experience. Hopefully the refyrbished Mercure Hotel will be an improvement but it's usp is that is a very central location. This was not a cheap trip and for those who live up north it is always a bind to have to have overnight London stop overs. Any further price increases would be off putting.But it was good to have such a knowledgeable guide and on this occasion it was nice to have first class travel.
Review by Mr Nicholas Tyldesley who travelled 25-November-2016
My first TE holiday; I'll be back. Excellent organisation by tour manager and very interesting teaching by lecturer all done in a pleasant, relaxed manner. Hotel OK, included meals delicious.
Review by Ms Shona Collins who travelled 25-November-2016
I would like to commend our tour manager, Gill Thompson who was extremely helpful and supportive to me when I had my rucksack stolen in Paris en route to Nancy. She really went the extra mile and helped to ensure the rest of my holiday was as enjoyable as possible. High praise also due to our excellent art history expert Dr Anne Anderson who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - a great communicator.
Review by Mr Nigel Hall who travelled 25-November-2016
No further communication at all received after the tour confirmation invoice. I had to call on the day of departure to find out where to meet the group. We had to access our rooms by a fire escape from a dark yard behind the hotel. The door from the yard to the fire escape was left open all the time so anybody could have just walked in off the street and up to our rooms. You cannot call that a 4 star hotel experience
Review by Ms Anne Brittain who travelled 25-November-2016
I enjoyed the tour very much. I have no improvements to suggest.
Review by Mrs Susan Dev who travelled 21-October-2016
Very well located hotel. Lecturer, Ann very knowledgeable with infectious enthusiasm. Excellent organisation, tour manager unflappable. Probably the most enjoyable tour we have ever experienced.
Review by Mr Robert Jones who travelled 21-October-2016
Review by Mr Peter Leaver who travelled 21-October-2016
Great combo of Jill and Proff Andersen. Smooth journeys and clear communication. Well-located hotel. Entertaining and informative guide commentaries and lectures. A slight quibble: hotel was not four star, but an average 3 star.
Review by Mr Eugene Bacot who travelled 21-October-2016
I love having an expert to guide us on what we are seeing-it makes such a difference. And such enthusiasm for their subject. Really enjoyed the tour.
Review by Mrs M Cameron who travelled 21-October-2016
Excellent trip, gave a very good insight into Art Nouveau in Nancy. Tour manager and expert both enthusiastic and organised speakers. Hotel just about ok, in good location, good breakfast but drab rooms. Meals at the restaurant in Nancy excellent.
Review by Mrs Susan Whitter who travelled 21-October-2016
Would have preferred to pay a little more and have a slightly upgraded hotel. Also Dr. Scott Anderson was excellent - v. knowledgeable,friendly and approachable.
Review by Mr Robert Harrison who travelled 22-April-2016
Excellent covers the tour apart from the accommodation.
Review by Mrs Anne Hornung who travelled 22-April-2016
A really enjoyable visit to Nancy. It was such a pleasure to spend time with real experts who were always ready to share their knowledge.
Review by Mr Philip Bradshaw who travelled 22-April-2016
Scott and Terry were extremely knowledgeable and imparted information with enthusiasm and humour. Scott pitched his talks at absolutely the right level for us; neither presuming a certain level of prior knowledge, nor being too simplistic. A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting trip leaving us wanting more!
Review by Mrs Jane Brown who travelled 22-April-2016
Very interesting tour. Scott Anderson was excellent made it very interesting and informative. Enjoyed visiting the Excelsior Restaurant.
Review by Mrs May Cole who travelled 22-April-2016
Really interesting and well balanced tour. This was our second trip with your company and I think we will be joining you again in the not too distant future.
Review by Mrs Elizabeth Thorn who travelled 22-April-2016
Review by Mr Leslie Halton who travelled 22-April-2016
Both Scott Anderson and Terry Reagan were superb leaders of the tour. Scott's knowledge and infectious enthusiasm was terrific. Terry made sure we always knew the next move and that we got to it. Also liked his dry sense of humour. Only small niggle was the Mercure. It was of course in a good position, the breakfasts were fine and the beds were good so no problem really. But our safe was broken and they didn't try to fix it ("do you really need a safe"). And they had 3 tea bags in the room - one ordinary tea and two fruit teas and when my wife asked if she could have another black tea they said "but this is what we do" But overall it was annoying rather than bad.
Review by Mr David Quinn who travelled 22-April-2016
The whole trip was beautifully managed by Gill and Scott. I loved every minute - will be back on another trip as soon as I can. Hope all your tour managers are as efficient as she is.
Review by Ms Ann Richards who travelled 08-April-2016
Review by Mrs Jenifer Cooper who travelled 08-April-2016
First time with Travel Editions. Very impressed with the content, planning and approach. Hope to travel with you again.
Review by Mr Clive Tomlin who travelled 08-April-2016
First time I have been with Travel Editions and I was very impressed with all aspects of the tour. Special thanks to Gill and Scott. I am looking forward to my next tour to Giverney in May and and in August to Derbyshire. Thank you.
Review by Mrs S Cook who travelled 18-March-2016
My wife and I have been on a number of your tours before.We appreciate the thorough organisation, the choices of travel and accommodation and the introduction to excellent restaurants. Above all we appreciate the knowledge and expertise of your staff, lecturers and guides. Recommended!
Review by Mr Graham Ridge who travelled 18-March-2016
My wife and I have been on a number of your tours previously.We appreciate the attention to detail in the arrangements, the well chosen accommodation and excellent food. Above all,we value the expertise and enthusiasm of lecturer and guides and tour manager.
Review by Mr Graham Ridge who travelled 18-March-2016
Although the hotel was very well situated the rooms were a little "tired".
Review by Mr Keith Bell who travelled 18-March-2016
Scott Anderson was an excellent leader, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The mix of tours and spare time was about right. The train seating was just as ordered but I will take a lighter case next time! Good holiday - thank you.
Review by Mrs Josephine Hunt who travelled 23-October-2015
Very much enjoyed . All thoughtfully organised
Review by Dr Judith Gilley who travelled 23-October-2015
Review by Mr Richard Jackson who travelled 23-October-2015
Review by Ms Wendy Roberts who travelled 10-April-2015
The glassware was jaw-dropping and Nancy itself was an unexpected delight.Particular thanks to Scott for the interesting presentations and commentary and to Gill who looked after our group so very well. The usual high standard we have come to expect on Travel Editions tours has been achieved again.
Review by Mr Robert Fothergill who travelled 10-April-2015
Both the Tour Manager & Lecturer were excellent. We enjoyed the tour so much we've already booked to join you on then Art Nouveau tour in Brussels next February!!
Review by Mr David Goodwin who travelled 10-April-2015
Excellent tour manager and guide. Delays to coach in Nancy and to Eurostar at 'Gard du Nord' were beyond their control and they did keep us well-informed.
Review by Mrs Valerie Boyes who travelled 10-April-2015
Very enjoyable and informative. Only gave the hotel satisfactory as it is in need of a makeover.
Review by Mrs Rita Lewis who travelled 10-April-2015
Air conditioning thermostat in room was not working and opening the windows onto main road was not an option because of traffic noise, so room was unpleasantly hot. Otherwise accomadation was fine, hotel staff were pleasant and helpful and breakfast was good. Most sightseeing visits were excellent, but the odd one fell below that standard. The freedom on Sun pm to do one's own thing was appreciated. Overall, we found it a very enjoyable but fairly strenuous trip.
Review by Mr Brian Goddard who travelled 10-April-2015
Both Anne & Gill worked very hard to make the tour the success that it was; it was our first outing with Travel Editions, and we would certainly use the company again for future art/history trips. We had never visited Nancy before, and were delighted with the treasures it had in store for us, all brought to life by Anne's excellent knowledge and commentaries. Highly recommended.
Review by Mrs Janet James who travelled 27-March-2015
Excellent lectures, handouts and information from Anne Anderson. Whole trip was very informative if tiring as we seemed to be on the go whole time. Possibly an extra day to take on board what we did when we arrived on Friday so there would be time to rest after journey. Eating at Excelsior was super and very good idea to change to Friday and Sunday as two nights following would have been too much. I belong to an Architecture group and am interested in Art Nouveau so it was a good choice for me.
Review by Mrs Jacqueline Brown who travelled 27-March-2015
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all aspects of French Art Nouveau.Gill Thompson's organisational skills were excellent, she was also very well-informed regarding Nancy's history and facilities.Fascinating destination.
Review by Mr Reginald Sheppard who travelled 27-March-2015
Unfortunately there was a lack of drawer space in the room. Also the hot water for showers etc did not appear to operate before 7:00am or after 10:00pm As the last day was pretty busy may I suggest extending the trip by one day with the aim of leaving Nancy mid morning so arriving home mid afternoon. I appreciate that there would be a cost implication. An excellent tour with extremely knowledgeable tour manager and speaker
Review by Mr Christopher McCarthy who travelled 05-December-2014
Can't wait to go on another tour
Review by Mrs Shirley Mcneill who travelled 24-October-2014
Both Gil and Anne Anderson were superb. Gill was extremely professional and helped me over a lost rail ticket which I doubt I could have handled on my own. Anne's knowledge and enthusiasm and friendliness made this a trip to remember.
Review by Ms Elizabeth Marlow who travelled 24-October-2014
For a teacher who has led urban walks for over forty years it was a delight to have others doing the hard work - and offering such a fact filled fun, and precise, visit. Difficult to fault anything that was within your oiwers and our thanks go to both the guide and expert whose informed double act was both professional and enjoyable. All the right places, just enough expertise to tempt further, and a feeling that we had missed something by not travelling with you in ghe past.
Review by Mr Brian Goodey who travelled 24-October-2014
Extremely good lecturer/tour leader Extremely good administrator other participants good company
Review by Mrs I Brasier who travelled 24-October-2014
Tour manager and lecturer were both excellent. And a superb restaurant for the two dinners. An outstanding tour.
Review by Dr David Hargreaves who travelled 24-October-2014
excellent tour but toomuch walking for my old legs. Most interesting; good info from both guides and what asuprise to find all that in a remote city in France.
Review by Mrs Muriel Hermansson who travelled 25-April-2014
Review by Mrs Anne Smith who travelled 25-April-2014
First meal was disappointing due to lack of attention to dietary requirements but improved greatly the next day when Terry had spoken to them. Scott was an excellent guide/lecturer and altogether a very good first holiday with Travel Editions.
Review by Mrs Judith Mcbride who travelled 25-April-2014
Travel Editions feedback:
Thank you for your comments and we are glad your dietary requirements were taken care of on the 2nd day.
A really lovely visit- superb restraints and a great hotel. The day visits were all brilliant.
Review by Mrs Linda Edwards who travelled 25-April-2014
Tour manager Terry was always very helpful and carried out his duties with great attention. We would be very happy to travel with him again. Dr Scott was very knowledgeable, without being at all patronising, very friendly and personable. Happy to travel with him again.
Review by Mr David Pugmire who travelled 25-April-2014
Thank you for a wonderful time. I have emailed you a letter which explains how great we thought everything was. Hope you can find it.
Review by Mr William York who travelled 25-April-2014
A very well organised and led visit, with an excellent tour manager and a knowledgeable lecturer who was an excellent communicator.
Review by Mr David Jordan who travelled 25-April-2014
This was an excellent tour to a place we had never visited and had no idea of the riches to be seen - both in general beauty and specific Art Nouveau treasures. We've found a new place for a weekend away. Scott Anderson is a superb guide who is a clear speaker with great breadth and depth of knowledge. This is combined with endless energy and enthusiasm. The hotel was much better than expected and just right for the trip. The dinners at the Excelsior restauranr were, quite simply, the best had we ever had as included food. There was no "tourist" dull menu and the wine flowed. I was astonished to be offered oysters - I love them and don't get offered them very often. The venue is superb and we were treated to their usual level of service.
Review by Mrs Margaret Edwards who travelled 25-April-2014
An excellent tour in all respects which was up to the usual high standards we've come to expect from Travel Editions..
Review by Mrs Beryl Feely who travelled 11-April-2014
Review by Mrs Ruth Jones who travelled 21-March-2014
Dr Scott Anderson was an excellent jovial knowledgeable lecturer and we both had an enjoyable weekend. Trevor & Jean Martin. PS I have a spectacular photographic digital view of Stanislas Square if you are interested.
Review by Mr Patrick Trevor Martin who travelled 21-March-2014
We were particularly impressed by our tour manager, Jill. She was informative, helpful, friendly, extremely competent, well organised - what more can I say! We also found our lecturer, Scott, extremely knowledgeable and a most approachable and friendly person. Thank you so much.
Review by Mrs Victoria Webb who travelled 21-March-2014
Review by Dr Christine Seal who travelled 21-March-2014
Once again, a great trip. Jill Thompson was tremendous as tour manager and everything went like clockwork, including the additional visits to temporary exhibitions. Scott Anderson was also extremely good and very engaging in his approach. The only minor downside was beyond your control - the pick-up place at Gare du Nord, but that is nit-picking. You will certainly be seeing us again. Thank you
Review by Mr Timothy Scott who travelled 21-March-2014
Thoroughly enjoyed trip and would certainly recommend company to others. Hotel good position but decor a litte tired. Scott was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgable but at times he went on too long which didnt give us enough free time in museums and his talks were under prepared and consequently he drifted off his main points. Gill was an excellent manager, calm and efficient and at times you could tell that she was aware of this slight problem. Loved the good quality meals in ThecExcelsior
Review by Mrs B Kenny who travelled 21-March-2014
We enjoyed this tour very much - first time we had travelled with Travel Editions and we were very impressed. The Lecturer and Tour Manager worked so hard to make sure we saw everything and made it so interesting and informative.
Review by Beckett who travelled 21-March-2014
An extremely enjoyable tour. Gill and Anne were both excellent. I would highly recommend this trip.
Review by Miss Lisa Rhys-Davies who travelled 21-February-2014
I had a wonderful long weekend in Nancy and learned so mush from your expert Dr Anne Anderson. I can thoroughly recommend all aspects and would like to thank the hard work of Anne and Gill and all the team.
Review by Mrs Jacqueline Kingsford who travelled 21-February-2014
Gill Thompson managing and Anne Anderson were both great both in keeping everything fault free and all tours and lectures fascinating.
Review by Mr Warner Dailey who travelled 21-February-2014
Lecturer Ann Anderson outstanding
Review by Mr Peter Anthony who travelled 21-February-2014
The lecturer tended to talk toomuch and not leave enough timejust to 'stand and stare'
Review by Mr Michael Watkinson who travelled 21-February-2014
An eye-opener about Nancy, loved exploring Art Nouveau for the first time and would definitely come on another of your tours.
Review by Mr Alfred Greenwood who travelled 21-February-2014
Focused. Good use of time. Knowledgeable tour lecturer and manager. Excellent tour. Learnt a lot.
Review by Mrs June Wright who travelled 21-February-2014
A well organised, informative and enjoyable holiday.
Review by Dawson who travelled 18-October-2013
The Hotel was good in most ways, excellent breakfast and the main areas were clean and well presented. I have only given it a satisfactory because although the room was obviously cleaned every day the edges of the carpet were dirty, the line of carpet in front of the small wardrobe in both my and my sisters room had a line of dirt and hair, and both bathrooms smelt of drains. I was glad I had sandals to walk around the room in and a couple of others members of the party said the same, however for location and convenience it could not have been better. Our Tour Manager, Gill Thompson and the Lecturer Dr Anne Anderson could not have been better, kinder or more interesting. The trip was a total delight, as was Nancy. Thank you.
Review by Weigall who travelled 18-October-2013
Anne and Gill were both excellent leaders, their local knowledge was boundless, A packed programe, we both enjoyed it very much.
Review by Curtis who travelled 01-November-2013
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