Metz and its urban area bring together 3000 years of history, culture and architecture. The so-called “city of gold” has shone on the surrounding communities for centuries. Metz and its wine-growing communities prospered during the Antiquity, at the centre of a real Roman crossroads. Therefore villas, thermal baths, aqueducts and churches thrived.
At the centre of many conflicts during the Thirty Years' War, the War of 1870 and the two World Wars, the territory of the former Bishopric of Metz knows the benefits as well as the trials and tribulations of its proximity to a fortified city, which has marked both spirits and stone.
Military heritage has therefore become intertwined with the Eurométropole Metz landscape. But despite the conflicts, Metz and its communities have always known how to rebuild themselves and thrive.
As for nature, its diversity of landscapes, shared by the Moselle Coast, its valley and its plateau, allows for pleasant hikes. In addition, Metz is nicknamed the “Ville Jardin” (Garden City) and is one of the first “villes vertes” (green cities) in France. It’s a lovely place to stroll.
Mont Saint-Quentin, witness to this rich and tumultuous past to say the least, overlooks an up and coming and increasingly globalised area, thanks to its culture, art, and many leisure activities.
Eurométropole Metz is therefore an area of cultural and economic exchanges due to its diverse influences, which makes it a historically dynamic and attractive area. The heritage here is therefore varied, and we invite you to explore its many sides: