The art and history museum of the city of Metz, the Cour d'Or Museum, next to the Cathedral of St. Stephen, dates back to the mid-19th century.
An unmissable attraction in Metz, telling the story of the 2,000-year-old city, it is thought to stand on the site of the old Cour d'Or palace that belonged to the Merovingian kings of Austrasia. Indeed, new treasures are regularly found on the site during archaeological excavations, such as walls, cellars decorated with coloured, painted plaster, vases, statuettes, terracotta necklace beads, coins, etc., for this is where the city of Metz was reputedly born.
Its buildings include an archaeological museum boasting rich collections of Gallo-Roman art, a museum of medieval architecture and the Renaissance, as well as a Museum of Fine Arts.
The tour is organised along a trail among its major historical relics: the Gallo-Roman thermal baths, the medieval granary, the old church and the 17th-century staircase.
The exhibits are often of international importance and are displayed to the public in chronological and thematic order.
|Opening times||Monday: 09:00 – 12:40, 13:40 – 17:00 • Tuesday: Fermé • Wednesday: 09:00 – 12:40, 13:40 – 17:00 • Thursday: 09:00 – 12:40, 13:40 – 17:00 • Friday: 09:00 – 12:40, 13:40 – 17:00 • Saturday: 09:00 – 12:40, 13:40 – 17:00 • Sunday: 09:00 – 12:40, 13:40 – 17:00|
|Address||2 Rue du Haut Poirier, Metz|
|Telephone||+33 3 87 20 13 20|