A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.
Special types of stairs include escalators and ladders. Some alternatives to stairs are elevators (UK: lifts), stairlifts and inclined moving walkways as well as stationary inclined sidewalks (UK: pavements).
The Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy (in French: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy) is one of the oldest museums in France. It was created in 1793. It is hosted in one of the four large pavilions on the Place Stanislas created in 1755 by Stanislas Leszczyński, duke of Lorraine.
Some of the painters whose work is featured in the collections are Perugino, Tintoretto, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Caravaggio, Georges de La Tour, Charles Le Brun, Ribera, Rubens, Claude Gellée (known as Le Lorrain and Claude), Luca Giordano, François Boucher, Eugène Delacroix, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Modigliani, Picasso, Raoul Dufy...