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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Metz
Insee code57463
AltitudeFrom 162 to 256 meters
Surface41.94 km²
Population122149 inhabitants
Density2912 inhabitants/km²


National labelsLe Ban-Saint-Martin at 3.5 km (8 min)
DepartmentMoselleSaint-Julien-lès-Metz at 3.5 km (8 min)
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  • Located at the heart of Europe: With a population base of 430,000 inhabitants, the city of Metz is the focal point of major communication routes that connect northern Europe to the Mediterranean and Atlantic in Eastern Europe.
  • Quality of life of Exception: With 27 m² of green space per capita, Metz Metropole is the cradle of urban ecology, initiated by Jean-Marie Pelt from the 1970s.
  • Heritage in capital letters: Revealing an original heritage, Metz seduced by the diversity of its natural, cultural and architectural.
  • History and Styles: The capital of the Lorraine region, Metz treasure trove of the Gallo-Roman museum including the Court-d'Or, and the church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains is one of oldest churches in France. Became the cradle of the Carolingian Metz develops into a bastion of European art and culture. The excellent reputation of its schools and its craft guilds, the buildings reflect the artistic influence and religious city in Europe. Metz is integrated in the Holy Roman Empire in the 10th century. Becoming Republic, she knows its richest period until the 15th century. In 1552, the city welcomes Henry II, King of France, who settled there. In 1648, it is definitely part of the Kingdom of France. In the 17th century, Metz, performs classical and imbued sumptuous architectural: Place d'Armes, Place de la Comedie Place de la Republique. After its annexation to Germany, Metz enters a new era under the leadership of architectural urban planning scale: the imperial headquarters and its flagship station New Roman. The Station of William II, and imposing 300 m long, flanked by carved frescoes is remarkably designed, from a functional perspective (platforms, conservatory, separate halls).
  • New Technologies and Contemporary Art: Metz Metropole excels in research and technology, and is dedicated to contemporary art through innovative initiatives such as Commerç'Art, or Art Metz.
  • Metz, innovative city: For the city of Metz, City Internet, information technology is a priority. The Charter Metz, innovative city in 2005 will benefit from innovative services. The project MediaNet provides users with books, magazines and multimedia information and communication tools and research to facilitate Internet access to people with special needs. The city is also developing access to wireless Internet (wi-fi) by installing special equipment in different locations. The resource center Metz 2012 enhances the economic development of Metz Metropole.
  • Cultures in letters of gold: The Arsenal renovated by architect Ricardo Bofill, is home to one of the finest concert halls in Europe with exceptional acoustics. The Opera Theatre has been performing since 1752. The Museums "La Cour d'Or, the Trinitarians, Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains the chapel of the Templars, the House of Rabelais, or the Regional Fund for Contemporary Art (FRAC) offer their services to various authentic decorations art.
  • Food and Lifestyle: In one department among the star of France, Metz gastronomic offer stands through the creativity of its leaders. If one adds to this a production plum reputation supplying 70% of the global market, Metz positions on the niches of excellence. The "Tables de Rabelais", in a nod to the famous bard Messin of good cheer, are the signature since June 2006.


  • Historic Districts and protected monuments:
  • Saint-Pierre to Nonnains (around 400), known to be one of the oldest churches in France.
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral, masterpiece of Gothic art and its 6500 square meters of stained glass from the 13th to the 20th century (including some of Chagall).
  • Place Saint-Louis (medieval square with arcades).
  • Places 18th century Place de la Comédie, Place d'Armes, Place Saint Thiebault.
  • Medieval Church St. Maximin (stained glass windows by Cocteau).
  • Roman Walls, medieval, seventeenth ...
  • Imperial Quarter, which reflects the Germanic influence in the early 20th century, the station is a masterpiece.
  • The Museums of the Cour d'Or, so called from the palace of the Merovingian kings of Austrasia that once was probably on this site, was founded in 1839. The visitor will be introduced to the history of the country and Metz Messin by walking through the ancient thermal baths of the Roman, Merovingian and medieval treasures, and discover with astonishment the museum architecture of the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Other rooms are devoted to Fine Arts with works by Corot, Delacroix, Moreau ...
  • Do not miss the Centre Pompidou-Metz Museum of Contemporary Art which opened in May 2010.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Metz-Nord,   Train station of Metz-Ville
Information pointsTourist Office of Metz
Leisure centresGolf Course Gardengolf Metz,   Museum of Metz - La Cour d'Or
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Clément,   Abbey Saint-Vincent,   Caserne Chambière,   Caserne Ney,   Cathedral Saint-Étienne,   Chapel Saint-Genest,   Chapel of La Miséricorde,   Chapel of the Templiers,   Church Saint-Eucaire de Metz,   Church Saint-Martin,   Church Saint-Maximin,   Church Sainte-Ségolène,   Church Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus,   Church of the Grands-Carmes,   Church of the Trinitaires,   Fort Lauvallières,   Fort of Queuleu,   Fort of the Bordes,   Palace of the Gouverneur de Metz,   Private Mansion Saint-Livier,   Private Mansion of Burtaigne,   Private Mansion of Gargan,   Private Mansion of Gournay,   Private Mansion of Heu,   Private Mansion of La Bulette,   Private Mansion of Malte,   Synagogue of Metz,   Town Hall of Metz
Performance hallsArsenal,   Arènes de Metz - Palais omnisports,   Centre Pompidou,   Exhibition Park Metz Expo,   Opera-Theatre of Metz,   Theatre Les Trinitaires,   Theatre of the Saulcy - Université de Metz


Festivals, shows and activities are linked to a steady pace throughout the year and as many appointments for fans, collectors or curious:

  • 2nd Grand Flea Market after Saint-Ouen (20 dates per year).
  • June: Summer of the book.
  • June: Commerc'Art - exhibition of contemporary works in the shops of the city.
  • July-August: "Metz Fest.
  • Late August: Festival of Mirabelle.
  • September: Hot-air ballooning.
  • September: Exhibition at the Flea.
  • November: Antiques Fair.
  • In late September, early October: International Fair Metz.
  • Late November through December: Christmas Market.
  • Early December: Saint-Nicolas.


  • The green Mont Saint Quentin (358 m high) is named after Saint Quentin, the 4th century Roman martyr, whose Drogo, bishop of Metz had obtained the relics. A tourist route allows a beautiful view of the city of Metz. And as we approach the feast for the eyes, do not miss the scenery offered by the valley since Metz Cross St. Clement. Legend also when St. Clement, the first bishop of Metz, discovered the city to Christianity, he fell to his knees in prayer and then prints marked stone. Today, one can see them before the cross of the 19th century ...
  • A Jouy-aux-Arches, as well as Ars-sur-Moselle, one can discover the remains of an aqueduct built in the 22 km of the second century, intended to drive the water source to Gorze Metz. A Gorze, the abbot's palace (late 17th century) recalls the abbey founded in 749, birthplace of the Roman chant messin later called Gregorian chant.
  • In the Country Messin remaining fifteen fortified churches built in the 14th and 15th centuries, which in turn served to protect Metz or attack. They also served as refuge to deal with gangs of looters. This will include churches Lessy, Scy-Chazelles (Robert Schuman's grave is located), Vaux, Arry, Lorry-Mardigny, or Sillegny particularly remarkable for its 16th century frescoes, including a scene of the Last Judgement 42 m². All located in picturesque villages, it is a pleasant place to stroll and entertaining.
  • The wine villages are also to be discovered with their winding streets and steep: St. Ruffin, Jussy, Rozérieulles, Lessy, Scy-Chazelles. I must say that since Roman times, the Moselle region is facing viticulture. The whole area gets Metz and prosperity of the Moselle wine, sang from the fourth century by the poet Ausonius. In the Middle Ages, its quality is excellent, but in the 19th century, the development of the railroad, urbanization are reducing the use of vines. In addition, the phylloxera appeared. The winemakers do not overcome the crisis and the decline of the Moselle wine begins. Today, the wine shows a desire to produce quality (VDQS label) which is again about this wine beyond our borders, and business is booming.
  • In the Land Messin that are located in the stone quarries Jaumont, the golden stone like a ripe fruit that most monuments are made Metz. Career (currently 160 hectares) is used since Roman times, and the stone is now exported to Beirut, Los Angeles and Osaka. Its particularity: it is extremely resistant to weather and frost. Just visit the city to have proof! Moreover, it is an ideal material for sculptors.


Metz cathedral overlooking the cityMetz cathedral overlooking the city
Place St. LouisPlace St. Louis
Avenue FochAvenue Foch
Walk the WaterfrontWalk the Waterfront
Station MetzStation Metz
Warm Christmas MarketWarm Christmas Market
Opera Theatre MetzOpera Theatre Metz
Saint NicolasSaint Nicolas
Saint-Pierre to NonnainsSaint-Pierre to Nonnains


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