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Metz Office de tourisme
Place d'Armes Metz
Tel:+33 (0)3 87 55 53 76
Fax:+33 (0)3 87 36 59 43
Metz tourist informationwhere to go - what to see - what to do
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.
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
Val de Metz, 57000
a picturesque village with a Benedictine abbey which had a pivotal role in the development of the Gregorian chant
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
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