If you’re passing through, you won’t have much time to explore Metz Métropole. But, like us, you think it would be a shame to not discover the essential spots in the city. So, here are some ideas to give you an insight and make you want to come back...
Around the unmissable Saint-Étienne Cathedral, a must-see site, you have the choice of walking down the medieval streets of the Sainte-Croix hill, strolling in the direction of the Moselle river in order to discover the majestic place de la Comédie and the oldest working opera-theatre in France, or even climbing aboard the mini tourist train which will show you the riches of our city.
In the Citadel district, Metz’s history can be read like an open book. From the view of Saint Pierre-aux-Nonnains to the 20th century buildings, you are already immersed in 2000 years of history by discovering this district. As a bonus, you can add strolling through Jardin de l’Esplanade or taking a trip on a solar-powered boat to your route.
If you arrive in Metz Métropole by train, you’ll be surprised by the architecture of the train station! Voted twice as the “most beautiful train station in France”, it’s already worth the detour on its own. With avenue Foch built at the beginning of the 20th century, a true kaleidoscope of architecture, and the Amphitheatre district with the Centre Pompidou-Metz, symbol of dynamism and culture of Metz Métropole and architectural revival of the city in the 21st century, you may well find that you don’t have enough time to discover everything! So, when is your next trip to Metz?