Porte de la Craffe

Nancy, France

Porte de la Craffe is the oldest fortification in Nancy, built in the 14th and 15th centuries and later became a prison until the 19th century. Notre-Dame gate, lying behind it, doubled up the city's defences at this point. It became a symbol of the Old Town.


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Grande Rue 106b, Nancy, France
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)


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Derek Stewart (10 months ago)
Such a beautiful 14th century gate. Great place to checkout if you are already on Grande Rue. So special!
TheBassBailey (14 months ago)
Really cool to see in person. It looks like the entrance to a grand castle! The street of cafes and small shops just after the entrance was really nice, too. Nice small town vibes; busy but calm and quaint. You can walk through the entrance too, the interior isn't as grand but is also nice to see
Pratharv (14 months ago)
It is a gate and an old fortification. It has beautiful facade. It is located near to the stanislas place. Next to the museum. It is a free.
Danny Stump (2 years ago)
5 star for me. I love history and this is history!
Adina Murariu (2 years ago)
It’s recently renovated and it looks beautiful, don’t miss it when visiting Nancy
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