Mairie de Metz
Naturally open on Europe (45 min from Luxembourg, 1 hour from Germany and Belgium), Metz, in Lorraine, is ideally situated and easily accessible, at only 1h20 from Paris by TGV (high speed train).
Roman, medieval, classic, contemporary, Metz keeps the traces of its history in a very visible way. At the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille, Metz varies the styles and the periods with an ease worth its aspiration to join the UNESCO world heritage list. From winding Medieval streets to the audacious architecture of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, via the oldest theatre in France still in use, Metz mixes the atmospheres, the materials, the styles, the colours … How can you remain insensible to the majestic beauty of the Saint Etienne’s cathedral, lit by 6 500 square meters of stained-glass windows, including masterpieces by Chagall and Villon ?
But far from being a living museum, Metz is a dynamic and attractive city. A green city with 45m² of nature per capita, Metz is the year-round theatre for big cultural and festive events: "Ondes Messines" for the music lovers, the "Fêtes de la Mirabelle" for families, and the unmissable Christmas markets and "Saint Nicolas" festivities which animate the city during the winter months.
Cradle of research and innovation, Metz is home to the University of Lorraine, Georgia Tech’s European antenna, three engineering schools, the Lafayette institute, and TCRM-Blida creation space hosting artistic and digital innovation: valued centres of job creation.
Finally, Metz is a trading city. The big names and small boutiques mark out the streets of the city and extend over new districts, with the shopping mall Muse, near the center Pompidou-Metz and train station, opening soon.
City of history, modern city, metropolis of the future, Metz is just like it’s golden Jaumont limestone which symbolizes its heritage: a bright and essential destination…