Metz, capital of Lorraine and the Mirabelle plum, is a multifaceted city that will delight lovers of leisure, culture and nature! This city of 230,000 inhabitants is surrounded by greenery with Mont Saint-Quentin (classified Natura 2000) to the north, and in its centre the Saulcy lake, in particular. It is a city of history: Metz already existed three thousand years ago at the present location of the musée de la Cour d’Or(based on former thermal baths) and the square of Jeanne-d'Arc. In Gallo-Roman times, it was a powerful city named Divodurum. Finally, as they will read in a tourist guide on Metz, architecture lovers will not be left behind if they walk between the station and Avenue Foch. They will marvel at Saint-Étienne's cathedral, which is known as the lantern of the good Lord because it is so stained glass (some stained glass windows were made by Chagall). As far as culture is concerned, the city is doing a great job! The Pompidou Centre, the Opera Theatre and the Cour d'Or Museum are some of the must-see ideas for art lovers. But Metz also offers a lot of leisure and entertainment, a wide choice of bars, restaurants and shops, and a pedestrian zone in the centre. Traffic is easy, and you can travel around the city thanks to the Mettis network. Metz is a city where life is good.

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When to go to Metz? Metz is such a dynamic city that it is easy to visit and enjoy all year round. In December, the Christmas markets illuminate the city (especially those on Place de la République and Place Saint-Louis), and can justify a stay at this time of year. Lovers of opera, ballet or theatre, you can attend magnificent shows at the Metz Opera Theatre from September to June. For the curious little ones and treasure hunters, you can visit the chapel of the Templars of Metz all year round, a suitable place to start hunting the Grail!

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