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Metz City Info

Metz is a city in the North-East of France. metz france is the capital of the Lorraine région and of the département of Moselle. metz is located at the union of Moselle and the Seille. Historically Nancy was the capital of the duchy of Lorraine and later the French province of Lorraine, it was Metz france which was chosen as the capital of the newly created région of Lorraine in the middle of the 20th century. Metz map is on the the Moselle River. metz is a cultural, commercial, and transportation center of Lorraine and an industrial city producing metals, machinery, tobacco, clothing, and food products. metz is one of eight cities targeted by the French government for special planning and development.

Metz france has a population of 120,000. Metz was the capital of Frankish kingdom of Austrasia in Early Middle Ages and it was often fought over by France and Germany. It was heavily destroyed during that time. After a long siege, France surrendered to Germans here at the end of Franco-Prussian War. During the World War II metz france was captured by Germany from 1871 to 1918.

Metz hotels offer a good range of hotels and budget accommodation in Metz, including an HI hostel, foyer and campsite, as well as the odd ritzy establishment. There are several reasonable metz hotels in front of the train station which tend to fill up fast in season.

When visiting metz city one can look forward to many interesting sights and attractions. The city is famous for its yellow limestone architecture and for its nickname "The Green City".

  • » The gothic cathedral St. Etienne features stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall
  • » St-Pierre-aux-Nonnains - the oldest church in France, was built between 380 and 395AD as a Roman gymnasium, and 'recycled' as a Christian church during the 7th century.
  • » St-Segolene church which dated back to 13th-14th century
  • » St-Martin church and St-Vincente church
  • » St-Pierre-de-la-Citadelle
  • » St-Euchaire
  • » St-Maximin
  • » ruins of city walls
  • » City gates: Porte Serpenoise, Porte des Allemands
  • » Jewish Cemetery
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