Mercure Metz Centre
29 Place Saint Thiebault, Metz, Lorraine, 57000, France
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i will com in the weekend of 20 en 21 novembre to Metz whitt a group.is there a autocar parking in Metz.my group stays att the hotel la citadelle
Re: autcar parking
I have not been to this hotel, but I see
" a free and private car park"
This is listed as one of the features of the hotel at
(click on "Hotel" on the left hand side)...
I am not sure what "autocar" means, but if you are bringing an oversized vehicle (like a bus or van for a large group), then perhaps you should contact the hotel at
Travel Tips for Metz
Metz - Mix of french & german culture
due to the 2d world war, the city is a mix of two culture, french & german.
once an old man told me while I was walking in the street of a city near Metz (sarreguemines) : "you are actually standing on the old border between France & Germany"
that was now more than 60 years ago, however many people still speak both languages (or a third one;)), and give you family anecdotes about that time...
the cathedral is just on the top center of the city, free entrance, you can admire some french old architecture.
It took 300 years to build it (1220-1520), Cathedrale "Saint-Etienne" has the biggest gothic glass roofs of Europe.
you can find inside also "Charlemagne" 's king suit, Charlemagne was the french emperor in the years 800.
Metz opera theatre is the oldest one still working in the country, it was built and opened in 1752.
http://opera.ca2m.com/site/index.php to know the activities of the year.
if you want to intend an opera show, you have to reserve very early because it's always full
The city has grown on a place of the Roman settlement Divodurum. At the board of Rome, the city was important administrative and shopping center-craft. Gallia included the territory of modern France, Belgium and Netherlands down to Rhine, and also Switzerland. All this area was occupied with Celts whom Romans named gauls. Till nowadays in the names of modern European cities are quite often heard names of those tribes who have established them.
Taken by the French in 1552, it was formally ceded to France in 1648 through the treaty of Westphalia. Its commercial function changed then into a military one. In the 19th century, Metz prospered thanks to its iron and coal industries. The town of Metz experienced two annexations by Germany, the first between 1870 and 1918, the second between 1940 and 1944.
Metz is full of curvy, narrow streets. It's hard to believe that this one is in the heart of the city, right behid the Cathedral. It was so quiet, deserted and dead, as if it was the end of the city, and not the center. But it was very lovely, and it was the street that left he biggest impression on me, it has some sort of intimacy, I loved it.
It's called Rue du Vivier.
Swan Lake Near the Opera (See Them)
Above and below the Moyen bridge , the Moselle River has created a number of island and pools that increase the beauty of the site. One area is called the Lac des Cygnes. Like other European cities with such opportunity (think Brugge in Belgium) the nurture of the swan is practiced. This is undoubtedly enhanced by limited commercial activity on the river at this point.
Surprisingly enough, just a 20 minute drive to the north can get you to another country from Metz! Luxembourg is just a stone's throw away, and definitely worth a visit. Besides that, the whole country can be seen in just a day! The capital, Luxembourg City, is just a great town built up on huge stone cliffs that drop to another city neighborhood below. Another great thing to see in Luxembourg is the castle in Vianden, about 25 mins north of Lux. City. It has been restored by the government and provides a great look into the medievil history in the area. It's also a stunning castle to see, also perched on cliffs above a small village.