Weekend Getaway in Metz

Day 1:

Arrive in Metz and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally near the Quartier Impérial or the Quartier Sainte-Thérèse. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz, a stunning Gothic cathedral. Admire its intricate stained glass windows, including the famous Chagall windows.

Explore the historic streets of the Quartier Impérial, known for its grand architecture and wide boulevards. Visit the Centre Pompidou-Metz, a contemporary art museum, and discover the local shops and cafes.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as quiche lorraine or pâté lorrain.

Take a walk along the banks of the Moselle River, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and the views of the city.
Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Sainte-Thérèse, trying local dishes or international flavors.

Day 2:

Take a day trip to the nearby town of Nancy, located about one hour away by car. Visit the Place Stanislas, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the beautiful squares and architectural treasures of the city.
Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of Nancy’s parks or try the local specialty, macarons de Nancy.

Return to Metz and visit the Musée de la Cour d’Or, housed in a former palace. Admire its collection of art, archaeology, and history, spanning from ancient times to the present.
Explore the Parc de la Seille, a lovely park offering green spaces, walking paths, and a peaceful atmosphere.

Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Impérial, enjoying the charming ambiance and the flavors of French cuisine.
Take a leisurely walk through the illuminated streets of Metz, enjoying the ambiance and the city’s architectural beauty.

Day 3:

Visit the Musée de la Guerre de 1870 et de l’Annexion, dedicated to the Franco-Prussian War and the annexation of Alsace and Lorraine. Learn about this significant period in the history of Metz and the region.
Take a scenic drive to the nearby town of Amnéville, where you can visit the Parc Zoologique d’Amnéville, home to a wide range of animal species.

Return to Metz and visit the Les Jardins Jean-Marie Pelt, a beautiful botanical garden. Explore its diverse plant collections, relax in the peaceful atmosphere, and enjoy a leisurely walk.
Explore the local markets, such as the Marché Couvert, and browse through the stalls filled with fresh produce, local products, and artisanal crafts.

Depart from Metz, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this historic city.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Metz!