Metz Vacation Packages
A history entwined with military prowess and proximity to the German border make Metz a complex and intriguing city. Visit its extraordinary cathedral, one of Europe’s most decorated and interesting. Its main railway station is a Gothic-style palace.
Metz Cathedral is a primary attraction in this charming city. See the 16th-century French Gothic structure at night when it is soaked in warm light. Marvel at the very large array of stained-glass windows and gaze up at the high nave. Browse its fascinating collection of items from many centuries ago.
The cathedral is one of the many significant buildings surrounding the Place d’Armes, Metz’ main plaza. The spacious square is a popular gathering point due to its central location and historic importance, with the town hall, courthouse and tourist office adjoining it. Just across the Moselle River, see the 18th-century Opera-Théâtre, the oldest opera house in France.
In the city center, visit the Gare de Metz-Ville to get a sense of the region’s history. The city’s main railway station is sometimes called the Station Palace, due to its stately feel. The Germans built this historic railway in 1908 after annexing the city into the German Empire.
Enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the Esplanade, with fountains and benches on a vast patch of grass.
For a change of scenery, rent a bike to ride to the nearby city of Nancy. The picturesque route along the river has designated cycling paths.
Metz is a 3-hour drive east of Paris. Trains travel regularly between the two cities. You can also fly to the Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport, 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of the city center. Take the shuttle bus, for a fee, to Metz in about 30 minutes. Get around the city by bus or bicycle.
Summers in Metz are hot and humid with very little wind. Winter is cold with snow flurries. Visit at any time to enjoy an interesting blend of French and German culture.
Accommodation in Metz
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If you feel like splashing out for a special occasion, why not check out the guest services at the Hôtel La Citadelle Metz MGallery By Sofitel, at 5 Avenue Ney, and the Citotel Cecil'hotel, at 14 rue Pasteur. More budget-friendly options worth having a look at are the Hôtel du Théâtre, at 3 rue du Pont Saint-Marcel, and the Mercure Metz Centre, at 29 Place Saint Thiebault.