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Metz Office de tourisme
Place d'Armes Metz
57000

Tel:+33 (0)3 87 55 53 76
Fax:+33 (0)3 87 36 59 43

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Historically Metz has been passed between France and Germany many a time.  It was finally regained by France in 1918 and is now the capital  of the Lorraine region.  

Lorraine sits at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers.  It has a cosmopolitan, elegant feel to it with pleasant riverside parks, canals, well-proportioned squares, a thriving high-tech commercial centre and a popular university.  Set above the city is the Cathedrale St-Etienne renowned for its stunning stained-glass some designed by Chagall.

To the northwest of the cathedral lies the island of Petit Saulcy where the oldest French theatre is still in use.  The Eglise St-Pierre-aux-Nonnains also claims to be one of the oldest in France.

Metz is a useful base if you want to discover the delights of the Parc Naturel Regional de Lorraine with its lush forests and multitude of streams and lakes.

What to See - Metz Attractions

Fort du Hackenberg
30km NE of Metz, 57000
designed to resist attack for a minimum of three months
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 82 82 30 08

Gorze
Val de Metz, 57000
a picturesque village with a Benedictine abbey which had a pivotal role in the development of the Gregorian chant

Riverside Park
NW of the Esplanade on blvd Poincare, Metz 57000
statues, ponds and fountains make this a graceful place to relax

Place de la Comedie
Place de la Comedie, Metz 57000
neoclassical square and home to the oldest theatre in France

Cathedrale St-Etienne
Place St-Etienne, Metz 57000
a spectacular Gothic cathedral
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee de la Cour d'Or
2 rue du Haut-Poirier, Metz 57000
on the site of a 17th century monastery complete with thermal baths you'll find a collection of German, Flemish and French paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 87 68 25 00