What to see in Metz?
At the crossroads of Europe, Metz, City of Art and History, opens like a book on History.
From the Gallo-Roman era to our days, sublimated by the stone of Jaumont, the centuries shell their inheritance: antique thermal baths and medieval heritage to the museum of the golden Court, ' Lantern of the Good God ' illuminating the city of its signed jewels Chagall, medieval sets and revival, elegant squares and houses of the 18th century, encyclopedia of architectures in the Imperial District with its remarkable station Guillaume II, Metz is embodied in a mosaic of styles, materials and colors. Alive, its heritage goes on in the avant-garde with a miracle of town planning, cathedral of the Contemporary Art, the Center Pompidou-Metz, audacious space of discovery of the artistic creation under all forms.
With a cultural quality program in places of exception (Arsenal, Opéra-Théâtre, Trinitarian), enamelled by big popular meetings (Christmas market, parties of the Cherry plum, Sleepless night, the floodlit walk), Metz cultivates the sports fervour … From the Roman amphitheater to the contemporary Arenas, Metz celebrates its thousand-year-old passion for the entertainment. Metz city is alive !
To take complet advantage of the destination, think about Metz Passeport - City Pass:
Your pass to discover Metz in duet, families or between friends with a preferential price list! Discount vouchers to savor Metz with clever prices: leisure activities, shopping, tastings and gastronomy …
The map of the City Pass includes three services:
- 1 entry to the Museum de la Cour d’Or
- 1 entry to the Centre Pompidou-Metz
- 1 visit audio-guided of Metz by the Tourism Office
+ Discounts to savor Metz at smart prices: leisure, shopping, shows, tastings and gastronomy ... (validity period according to the sites)
Price City pass adult : € 13,5 (Validity of the offer : end of December 2018)
To find all the practical information on the activities to practise in Metz and in its neighborhood, visit the site of the Tourist information office of Metz by clicking the logo below.
In partnership with the Tourist Information Office of Metz, find the following formulas :
Saturday 13th of October 2018
GUIDED TOUR OF METZ from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm
Appointment at the Tourist Office of Metz before 3:00 pm
Departure with our tour guide for the complete visit of the Cathedral ST Etienne from 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm
The Cathedral St Etienne, pure blazing masterpiece of Gothic art, was built between 1220 and 1520, and results from the meeting under a single roof of 2 churches. We owe to the Messin architect, Pierre Perrat, this fusion and the vault amounting to 42 m of height. The impressive silhouette of the Cathedral ST ETIENNE dominates the city and offers the looks of magnificent stained-glass windows, executed between XIIIth century and the XXth century by renouned artists (Chagall with its 6500m ² of stained-glass windows, it is well named " Lantern of the Good God ".
Continuation by a city tour by foot from 4:00 pm till 5:00 pm
Continuation by the Military exercise place, conceived in XVIII e century at the request of king Louis XV. She gathered the military, religious, civil and judicial powers. We find the statue of Marshal Fabert there. The Market hall, in the shape of U which had to be the Episcopal Palace, the district of Isles " with The Place of Chamber, the Place of the Comedy (where is located the Opera Theater (dating XVIII e century, it is the oldest theater of France still In service), the New Temple, (built during the German annexation, of Romanic neo-style, for grey wills). Let us pursue the visit by the discovery of the district Citadel. Garden of the Esplanade, the (elegant formal garden), Law court, Arsenal, (Conceived by Ricardo Bofill in a former military Arsenal), Palace of the governor, (built in the end of the XIXth century, it remains the residence of the military governor of region), St Pierre to the Nondwarfs (in the Roman era, probably a thermal set. Considered as one of the oldest Churches of France, (dating the IVth century) The Chapel of the Knight Templars (it is the ultimate testimony in Metz on the order of the Knight Templars, on the point to be destroyed, she was saved by Prosper Mérimée, who registered it in the first list of monuments classified by France.)
Mandatory registrations at the Tourist Office of Metz, 2 place d’Armes 57000 Metz (tel : (+ 33) 3 87 55 53 76) at the latest the day before
Payment at the Tourist Office before departure
Prices : 8 €/person