At northeastern and northwestern sides are two gilded wrought iron gates with ornate fountains by Barthélémy Guibal (1699–1757).
The Grand Route took us all the way to the old city gate of Loraine, Porte de la Craffe, built in 1463. We then turn to the east and walked through the beautiful Parc de la Pépinière and traced our footsteps back to the Place Stainislas to have breakfast and people watching. The day was la Fête de la Victoire 1945 in France and she had a new president François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande. It was about time for us to pack up and drive back to Paris.