Ibis Metz Centre Cathedrale
47, rue Chambiere, Quartier Pontiffroy, Metz, Lorraine, 57000, France
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Gare, Metz, France 2009
Le Temple Neuf
The interior of the church
Travel Tips for Metz
Flower coat of arms
Parks are beautifully arranged, and often you'll find the symbols, coat of arms or names written/drawn in flowers. It is all very neat and nicely cut, cultivated and arranged.
"Flower coat of arm" represents the "Croix de Lorraine" (Lorraine cross).
(This info is courtesy of JLBG, thanks!!!)
This is a lovely park not far from the center, where you can enjoy a leisure time and take a rest after excessive shopping in nearby Galeries Lafayette (if I spelled that right!)
There is afountain and numerous statues, including the one of Marshal Ney.
Island on Moselle
This is the small island on the Moselle river hosting Opera Theatre, Temple Neuf, Prefecture and so on. It's very picturesque and nice to visit. Yo can enjoy a quiet rest in the small park behind the Neuf church.
A Pact With The Devil
There are numerous legends about Metz, I'll mention just some of the most famous ones.
A Pact with the Devil says that during the construction of St. Etienne cathedral its architect and builder Pierre Perrat made a pact with the devil to help him solve many technical difficulties he faced. However, he was tricky and resourceful, so he managed to chat the devil and save his soul!
Go to opera!
Opera-Theatre de Metz is the oldest working opera house in France (inaugurated in 1754).
It is in Place de la Comedy where 63 people were excuted during the French Revolution. Don't worry, it is now a beautiful and peaceful area near Mossell river.