Let’s escape to Metz
Capital of the Lorraine region in France, Metz is an eclectic and modern city only two hours far from Paris in train. Small enough to allow you to relax and big enough to entertain you, Metz is the good location for a week-end trip outside the metropolis.
Succomb to the charm of Metz
Metz is full of inescapable sites that you will discover during your vacation. To rent an apartment, a guesthouse or even a hotel room is easy and cheap, you will find out architectural monuments typical from the region of Metz and be welcomed with joy by the inhabitants. Do not forget to visit the famous Pompidou Centre, masterpiece of the contemporary architecture, conceived by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. Like its twin in Paris, it holds unique temporary exhibitions gathering the best parts of contemporary and modern art. Also make a detour by the “God's Lantern” (Lanterne du Bon Dieu), as is the Saint Etienne cathedral called, one of the highest European gothic buildings. To complete your cultural stay, book a seat at the opera-theater, the oldest still in activity in France. But the city of Metz is full of many other iconic monuments remaining to discover, for example the church Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, the Germans Door or the Arsenal.
Green walk in the city
With more than 570 hectares of green spaces, representing about 45 square meters of greenery per inhabitant, Metz is comprised in the first green cities of the country. Nothing is better than renting an apartment in Metz to enjoy the advantages of the city and of the countryside at the same time. Take a walk is part of the daily ritual of an inhabitant of Metz, in this city crossed by the Seille River and the Moselle. Do not hesitate to rent a bike and discover the charm of the waterfront. With two rental points (Cathedral district and Train Station district), the riders get as many possibilities as they could want. The prices are notably low, thanks to the support of the City Hall, allowing you to rent a bike for 4 Euros per day. Near the Esplanade, discover the yacht marina, classified “European Blue Flag”. To end the day, enjoy yourself in a park or a garden of the city (classified “4 Flowers”), which is particularly beautiful in the spring or in the summer.
Metz by night
Far from the popular belief, Metz is not a boring provincial town. The tourists are offered any activities during the evening. If you rent an apartment in the city center, you can find night clubs, bars and pubs near your rental home. If you have booked a house in the region of Metz, you can enjoy one of the many theaters built around the town, like the Culture and Hobbies House or the Capitol, where you will spend a delightful evening animated by local artists. Concerning the food, the plum remains the main specialty of the area but you will also degust “quiche Lorraine”, “pâté Lorrain” or a famous cake called “Paris-Metz”. You can discover these specialties at the SMAHRT fair, dedicated to gastronomy and located in the Parc des Expositions. In one word, go for it!
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