What to do and see in Metz, France: The Best Places and Tips

February 19, 2018 Milan Banda

Metz in France, from Europe region, is best know for Churches & Cathedrals. Discover best things to do in Metz with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Metz

1. Metz Cathedral

Place d'Armes | Place d'Armes, 57000, Metz, France +33 3 87 36 12 01
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Metz Cathedral

One of the tallest cathedrals in France, the 12th-century building is also known for its extensive use of stained-glass windows.

Reviewed By Survivory - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Christian or not, believer or not should not keep you from visiting this beautiful Cathedral. Impressive from the outside - even more inside. If you are lucky - you can see what happens to the light inside when the sun shines through the coloured windows.
No entrance fee and not crowded at all when we were there.

2. Fort de Queuleu

Allee Jean Burger, 57070, Metz, France +33 6 95 67 42 80
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

Fort de Queuleu

Reviewed By MilesCF - Toulouse, France

Marc and his team of volunteers give free Sunday afternoon guided tours of this fortress turned Nazi detention and interrogation camp in World War II. They're also renovating the buildings and taming the parkland grounds. The tour - in French - was instructive, informative and disturbing; a valuable testimony to another aspect of particularly troubled episode in history. Marc - je suis désolé d'être parti juste avant la fin, mais mon bus n'allait pas m'attendre. Merci pour un tour exceptionnel.

3. Saint Maximin

61 rue Mazelle, 57000, Metz, France +33 6 76 69 48 53
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Saint Maximin

Artiste de la métamorphose, de la lumière, des osmoses, du mouvement et du rythme, Jean Cocteau va réaliser aux cours des trois dernières années de sa vie (1961-1963) des vitraux d’une exceptionnelle qualité pour l’église Saint-Maximin de Metz. Ce sont 14 baies vitrées représentant 24 fenêtres qui sont toutes inspirées d’une rare intensité poétique et d’une vision prophétique hallucinante en matière artistique. Certes Cocteau n’est pas totalement un néophyte dans la décoration d’églises. Déjà en 1957, ce sera la Chapelle de Saint-Pierre de Villefranche-sur-Mer où il mit en scène les événements de la vie de Saint Pierre. En 1959, il va s’investir dans deux nouvelles chapelles, l’une à Londres (chapelle Notre Dame de France) et l’autre à Milly la Forêt avec la chapelle Saint-Blaise. Mais étrangement cette petite église paroissiale de Metz va dépasser toutes les autres et devenir pour ce créateur un écrin de choix https://youtu.be/bjkbJLb78vA

Reviewed By WC-Travelers-75 - West Chester, PA

This site was on the Michelin walking tour and was promising based on the Jean Cocteau stained glass windows described in the guide.
We visited late afternoon on a Sunday hoping to avoid worship services. Unfortunately, their was a concert rehearsal for a major event that evening and not available. We were unable to visit the next day due to tour schedule.

4. La Cour d'Or

2 rue du Haut Poirier, 57000, Metz, France +33 3 87 20 13 20
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

La Cour d'Or

Collection of museums that reflect the wealth of art and history through the ages.

Reviewed By Wendys_Travel_Tips - Germany

A very nice museum with an extensive collection of Roman artifacts. There are roman columns, and baths. There are various fine art pieces as well, unfortunately everything is in French, and they do not have any translation cards or fliers available. That is a disappointment as you are never certain what you are actually looking at. Nice little find in the city if you like history

5. Gare de Metz-Ville

1 Place du Général de Gaulle, 57000, Metz, France +33 892 35 35 35
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 710 reviews

Gare de Metz-Ville

Reviewed By Angela S - Oxford, United Kingdom

I really enjoyed the architecture of this railway station and can see why it has been given award of best French railway station last year (I think). Nice architectural touches inside also. Very good book and gift shop inside. Felt safe walking to and around it as a single woman. Through the tunnel under the rails to the left of the station (looking towards it) gets you to the Pompidou centre,

6. Canal de la Moselle

Rue du Canal, Metz, France
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 182 reviews

Canal de la Moselle

Reviewed By Ed G M - Vancouver, Canada

Pleasant walk around area; even in the rain but have an umbrella! Many swans and ducks. Not many places to sit but a great leisurely walk after a super lunch and glass of wine.

7. Le Temple Neuf

2 Place de la Comedie | Quartier des Isles,, 57000, Metz, France +33 3 87 30 42 10
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 275 reviews

Le Temple Neuf

Reviewed By Natalie S

This Island was on my bucket list and i am so glad we got to see it and go on it. It is very beautiful to look at from a distance. When you go behind the church, there are quite a fee shaded areas where you can sit and relax. The locals like to hang out and talk or to read a book.

8. Marche Couvert

Place de la Cathedrale, 57000, Metz, France
Excellent
40%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Marche Couvert

Reviewed By EvaF2Eva - Kaiserslautern, Germany

This market was not on our list of places to visit in Metz, but as it is located just next to the Cathedral and we were curious we decided to try. And it was really enjoyable experience although I am not a shopping fan. So many kinds of meat, fish, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and specialties from different regions in France! I only regret that we visited it just after lunch, so I couldn't taste those tempting, good looking and nice smelling goodies.

9. Place de la Comedie

Place de la Comedie, Metz, France
Excellent
40%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Place de la Comedie

Reviewed By david1947_63 - Tel Aviv, Israel

La place de la comedie is a beautiful flourishing square in front of the impressive complex of Theaters, music and opera halls. From here you can stroll along the lovely Promenade on the banks of the Moselle River, watching the city's oldest buildings from the Middle Ages and the Cathedral spires on the skyline of Metz.

10. Porte des Allemands

Rue des Allemands, Metz, France +33 800 89 18 91
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 245 reviews

Porte des Allemands

Reviewed By EvaF2Eva - Kaiserslautern, Germany

This gate together with the city walls was the place I liked most in Metz. We spent a long time here, taking pictures, searching for the best view, excited like kids. I only missed information in English or German.

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