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By air

The Luxembourg international airport is the nearest international airport connected to Metz by Metrolor train. Also, Lorraine TGV station is 75 minutes by train from France international Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Finally, Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport is the airport serving the Lorraine region. It is located in the city of Goin, at 16.5 km (10.25 mi) Metz southeast.

By Railways

The Gare de Metz-Ville is connected to the French high speed train (TGV) network, which provides a direct rail service to Paris and the city of Luxembourg. The time from Paris (Paris East station) to Metz train station is 82 minutes. Additionally Metz is served by the Lorraine TGV train station, located at Louvigny, 25 km (16 mi)to the south of Metz, for high speed trains going to Nantes, Rennes, Lille, or Bordeaux (without stopping in Paris). Also, Metz is one of the main stations of the regional express trains systems named Metrolor. One of the main lines is the Nancy-Metz-Luxembourg line, completed by many lines going to main cities of the area.

By Waterways

There is some significant cross border fluvial tourism on the Rhine-Moselle system. Additionally, Metz port is the biggest port handling cereals in France with over 4,000,000 tons/yea

By road

Metz is ideally located at the intersection of two major road axes: The Paris to Strasbourg A4 motorway, itself a part of the E50 motorway connecting Paris to Prague, and the A31 motorway, which goes north to Luxembourg and the Mediterranean Sea towards Nancy, Dijon, and Lyon.
Local transportation in the agglomeration is carried out by buses.

Key places to visit
Centre Pompidou, Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains basilica, Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, The Opera-Theatre, Saint Etienne de Metz, Jardin botanique de Metz


Places to Visit

Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary arts designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines and located in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France. It is built in the Amphitheatre District, near the the Metz railway station and the German Imperial District. The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a branch of Pompidou arts centre of Paris, and features temporary exhibitions from the large collection of the French National Museum of Modern Art, the largest European collection of 20th and 21st century arts. The museum is the largest temporary exhibition space outside Paris in France with 5,000 metres square divided between 3 galleries and includes also a theatre, an auditorium, and a restaurant terrace.

Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains basilica

The basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains is a historic pre-medieval church building in Metz, France. Its construction began in 380 AD, making it one of the oldest churches in Europe. The church is believed to be one of the cradles of the Gregorian chant.The building was originally built in the 4th century AD as a gymnasium for a Roman spa complex. In the 7th century, the structure was converted into a church, becoming the chapel of a Benedictine monastery

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption is a church situated on the Rue de la Chevre, formerly the Rue de la Cheuve, in the city of Metz in Lorraine, France. Administratively it is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metz.

The Opera-Theatre

The Opera-Theatre de Metz Metropole is an 750-seat opera house and theatre located on the Petit-Saulcy island in Metz, capital of the Lorraine region, France. It is the oldest opera house working in France and one of the oldest in Europe. It is also one of the last possessing its own costume ateliers in France.

Saint Etienne de Metz

Saint Etienne de Metz , also known as Metz Cathedral is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral on the city of Metz, capital of Lorraine, France. It is the cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Metz and the seat of the Bishop of Metz.The site was consecrated from the fifth century to Saint Stephen Protomartyr, who enjoyed a wave of popularity following the finding of his relics at Jerusalem in 415. Several French cathedrals are dedicated to him: Agde, Auxerre, Bourges, Cahors, Châlons-en-Champagne, Limoges, Meaux, Sens, Toul, Toulouse, most of them also dating from the fifth century.

Jardin botanique de Metz

The Jardin botanique de Metz (4.4 hectares), also known as the Jardin botanique de la Ville de Metz, is a botanical garden located at 27 ter, rue du Pont-a-Mousson, Montigny-lès-Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France. It is open daily; admission is free.The garden was originally known as Frescatelly Park, an estate of Philippe d'Aubertin of Bionville, whose summer pavilion (built 1719) currently houses the directorate of the Department of Parks. It was purchased by the city of Metz in 1866 and landscaped primarily in the English style by city architect Demoget. Its greenhouses were originally built on the city's esplanade in 1861, during the World Fair, and moved to the Botanical Garden in 1880.

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