Unveiling the Hidden Gems: A Cultural Journey through the City of Metz

Discover Metz in a new light by exploring its hidden treasures and rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the heart of this iconic city for an unforgettable experience.

Of the places steeped in history architectural marvels, Metz is full of treasures just waiting to be revealed. Let yourself be surprised by the beauty of its monuments and the unique atmosphere that reigns in its streets.

A getaway to Metz is also an opportunity to taste a tasty gastronomy and soak up the friendliness of its inhabitants. Between tradition and modernity, the city will charm you at every street corner.

Prepare for a thrilling adventure in the heart of Metz, where each discovery will bring you a little closer to the soul of this multifaceted city.

Saint-Étienne Cathedral

How many know that the superb Metz cathedral also experienced a moment of drama in 1877 when a fire destroyed its roof, long before that of Notre-Dame de Paris? Today, thanks to meticulous restorations, this architectural masterpiece offers its visitors the largest set of stained glass windows in France with its 6,500 m² and breathtaking Gothic glass roofs that seem to touch the sky. Don’t forget to look up at its impressive vaults which will leave you speechless.

The Georges Pompidou-Metz Center

Impossible to miss this work of art architectural feature that is the Center Pompidou-Metz, with its hexagonal roof reminiscent of a Chinese hat! Inaugurated in 2010, this center is a branch of the famous Parisian museum and welcomes exhibitions modern and contemporary art. Whether you are an art lover or simply curious, a visit here promises to be rich in artistic discoveries.

The Imperial Quarter

Transport yourself to another era while strolling through the Imperial Quarter of Metz! Created during the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany, this district offers an impressive architectural variety. Don’t miss the station designed in 1908, an imposing stone building topped with a 40-meter clock tower that could almost be confused with a church.

German Gate

The last vestige of the ancient ramparts of Metz, the German Gate is a spectacular building with its imposing towers. This monument takes its name from the Knights teutonic and today it serves as an exhibition space.

Place Saint-Louis

For a warm and friendly atmosphere, head to Place Saint-Louis! Created in the 14th centurye century, this beautiful triangular square is lined with houses arcades. With its many cafes and restaurants, it is a favorite spot for locals and visitors who want to enjoy the local atmosphere.

The House of Verlaine

Do you know Paul Verlaine, the “Prince of poets”? Born in Metz on March 30, 1844, Verlaine left his mark on the history of French literature. Come discover his birthplace, located at 2 rue Haute-Pierre. In a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of the Second Empire, this apartment recounts the tumultuous life of Verlaine, from his birth to his death, including his illustrious meeting with Arthur Rimbaud.

Golden Court Museum

For history buffs, a detour to the Musée de la Cour d’Or is essential. Installed in a former 17th century convente century, this museum explores the history of Metz and its region, from the Gallo-Roman period to the 20the century. Whether you are fascinated by archaeology, architecture or fine arts, this place has something to satisfy all curiosities.

New Temple

Built at the beginning of the 20th centurye century, this Protestant church with its medieval appearance evokes the policy of Germanization of Alsace-Lorraine through architecture. THE New Temple is inspired by ancient Rhineland cathedrals, which makes it unique in its kind in Metz.

Saint-Pierre aux Nonnains

Immerse yourself in ancient history with the Saint-Pierre aux Nonnains church, the oldest church in France, dating from the 4the century. Formerly a military depot, this place is now used for concerts and exhibitions, combining historical heritage and cultural dynamism.

For more information, visit www.tourisme-metz.com