There have been human settlements in the area around Nancy for over two thousand years. It was in A.D. 1050 that a wooden fort, later to become a fortified city ringed by stone walls, was built, and Nancy became the capital of the province of Lorraine. Under the exiled king of Poland, Stanislas Leszczynski, the city began to redefine itself both architecturally and culturally, the culmination of which was the construction of the enormous Stanislas Square. Throughout its history, Nancy remained French until the Nazis occupied it during World War II, then it was liberated by US forces in 1944. Today, Nancy is home to the University of Lorraine, a key contributor to its economy. Nancy has an oceanic climate; the average summer temperature is in the region of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and in winter it rarely falls below 40F. The city has a railway station with high-speed links to Paris, Metz and Lyon. Details of Enterprise Rent-A-Car can be found by following the link Nancy.