The presence of several Gallo-Roman villas has been revealed, but the etymology of Peltre actually dates back to the Middle Ages. The village experienced both benefits and hardships due to its proximity to Metz during this period.
1870 was a terrible year for the area. Peltre was victim to sporadic attacks by the Prussians which took place during the Metz blockade, characterised by retaliations and the destruction of several buildings.
During the Second World War, the damage caused by the Occupation and the Liberation did not fundamentally alter the landscape of the village.

Discover our heritage

  • 19th century neo-Gothic church: renovated interior, 20th century stained-glass windows. The Pyrot de Crépy and Hannoncelle family vaults can be found outside.
  • The convent on the site of the former castle, rebuilt after its destruction in 1945 in the style of the 1880s.
  • Château de Crépy, rebuilt in 1873, with its park and dove house.
  • The statuary: calvaries, war memorials.
  • Trails for viewpoints and nice walks: les Vignes, le Chemin Vert, le Bois de l'Hôpital. Download the map of nature walks in Metz Métropole