A trip with friends

Are you hosting guests in Metz or coming to explore the city with friends? 

Whether you are interested in culture, heritage, nature, or cinema, here are some suggestions for having a good time... all while enjoying good company!

For culture lovers

Music and dance: the Cité Musicale venues

Do you love dance, jazz, or classical music? The Arsenal is the perfect place for you!

Do you prefer rock, electro and alternative music? Head for the Trinitaires! For everyone else, go to the BAM (Boîte à Musique - Music Box), the new large concert venue designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, which opened in September 2014.

Le Livre à Metz festival, Constellations, Mirabelle plum festival, Hop Hop Hop, Passages (performing arts festival)... Metz Métropole is a city of festivals

As soon as spring arrives, the city is brought to life by a number of festivals. Whether you like literature, music, street theatre, art, food... or parades of floats covered in flowers, Metz Métropole will always take you by surprise. A chance to have fun, dance, be amazed... and quite simply to get together!

See also the events programme for Metz Métropole

A guided tour

Are you with a group of nine people or more? It’s best to book a guide for a personalised walk, on the date and theme of your choice! 

Saint-Étienne Cathedral and the historic centre, the area around the train station or medieval ramparts... There’s no shortage of themes so you're likely to find one that interests you!

all group trips 

Nature outings with friends

Boat trip: Solis, GD Vacances or Nautic Boat

Change your viewpoint and explore the city... with your feet in the water (or almost)! A boat trip on the Moselle river will allow you to see the heritage sites of the historic centre while discovering the wildlife around île Saint-Symphorien. A unique outing and guaranteed change of scenery, which will prove that Metz Métropole deserves its status as one of the greenest cities in France.

The captains offer breakfasts, picnics or cocktails to accompany the trip. Booking required, subject to availability.

At the marina: pedalos and ice lollies

Are you independant and would like to explore without assistance from a captain? Why not rent a pedalo or a small boat! La Flotille, on Quai des Régates, a stone’s throw away from the marina, is open every day in good weather. Whether you’re a group of two, five, seven or eleven, different types of boats are available for a peaceful trip on the water. And at the end, why not head to the snack bar or cool down with a nice ice cream?

Hiking or cycling trips: nature trails in Metz Métropole

Why not pack your backpack and go for a picnic in the great outdoors to explore the surrounding area? In Metz Métropole there are plenty of charming towns and villages with signposted trails, which can be explored on foot or by bike. Some routes reveal the charm of the Lorraine villages, old wine-growing hamlets. Others take you to the heights, where you’ll have a stunning view of the Moselle valley.

Télécharger la carte des balades nature de Metz Métropole 

Outing ideas for the end of the day

For an evening drink: head to the square!

Metz city centre is very lively in the evenings, especially on sunny days and at weekends.

Place Saint-Louis, Place Saint-Jacques, Place de Chambre and Rue Sainte-Marie... Names that the Metz locals know well, and associate with festivities and meeting friends. So, if you want to mix with the locals, now you know where to go.

See the list of places to go in the evening

For a restaurant outing: follow the Rabelais guide!

Metz Métropole is spoiled for choice when it comes to gastronomy and culinary arts. The city has many restaurants, some of which have been committed to an approach which promotes local and seasonal products for many years. Grouped under the “Tables de Rabelais” label, the restaurant owners contribute to continuing the way of life of this famous French writer-physician, bon-vivant and lover of fine-dining, who stayed in Metz in 1546.

See the list of "Tables de Rabelais" restaurants

It’s raining? Go and see a film!

If it rains, don’t panic! You can take refuge inside the city centre cinema at Place Saint-Jacques. An entertainment complex with a cinema as well as a bowling alley and a wide range of places to eat can also be found a little further north of the city, in Saint-Julien-lès-Metz.