So, just where were we?
Brief History of Lorraine
(in the blue circles on the maps below)
Nancy was the capital of the historic duchy of Lorraine.
It is now the capital of the département of
Nancy, "Capitale des luminaires,"
is a town that symbolises the 18th C and still has an intense intellectual relationship
with the Age of Enlightenment.
Stanislas, an enlightened king, defender of the freedom of expression,
confirmed Lorraine as a land of ideas.
and Isabelle's home is on the edge of the village.