The name of this town means, literally, “the new city in front of Nancy”. This is certainly an accurate description if you are approaching from the south, not so much if you are coming from some other direction.
The expanse of water in my lead photo is part of the canal system, with the Meurthe River in the background behind the dike. (I love the name of this river, just don’t ask me to pronounce it, okay?)
These old canals might look narrow to us today, but imagine hundreds of men in some earlier century digging them with picks and shovels.
This old cardboard factory, by the canal in Laneuveville-devant-Nancy, is supposedly being replaced by a new block of condominiums.
Here is a religious grotto in Laneuveville-devant-Nancy, complete with lambs and a nun adoring the Virgin.
My photos in this post are from 2015. I revised the text in 2023.