- 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.
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