Top 10 places in Metz

Our app features the history of 85 monuments and great sites including places to discover Metz. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Metz

Visit AVENUE FOCH

AVENUE FOCH

The residential architecture of the German Imperial District is striking in its eclectic use of styles and materials. The freedom given to owners provided architects with a veritable testing ground where all experiments are possible, within the limits of applicable regulations. The architects were... Read more

Visit BUSTE DE PAUL VERLAINE

BUSTE DE PAUL VERLAINE

Located near the Palais de Justice behind which Paul Verlaine used to play as a child, the bust, sculpted by the Swiss artist James Vilbert, reminds us that the poet who wrote "Ode to Metz" was born here on 30 March 1844. The house where he spent the first years of his life is located on rue de l... Read more

Visit COLONNE DE MERTEN

COLONNE DE MERTEN

This monument is a pink sandstone copy of the Jupiter column of Merten in the Musée de La Cour d'Or. Approximately 10 metres in height, the column is composed of three blocks of carved stone with Jupiter on the top, slaying a monster with the torso of a man and the body of a snake.... Read more

Visit ANCIENNE EGLISE DES TRINITAIRES

ANCIENNE EGLISE DES TRINITAIRES

In 1561, the Trinitarians received a house on the Sainte-Croix hill from Cardinal Charles of Lorraine, the Abbot of Gorze, on the site where the present church stands. They built a first building on the site in 1566. The monastery and church were rebuilt from 1720, the same church that we can now... Read more

Visit ANCIENNE EGLISE SAINT PIERRE AUX NONNAINS

ANCIENNE EGLISE SAINT PIERRE AUX NONNAINS

Built in the 4th century, the basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains is one of the oldest monuments in Metz and pays architectural testimony to 2000 years of history. The building may have originally been a palaestra (gymnasium) which was then transformed into the church of an abbey founded by Saint... Read more

Visit BASILIQUE SAINT-VINCENT

BASILIQUE SAINT-VINCENT

The former Benedictine abbey of Saint-Vincent was founded in the 10th century. The abbey church, rebuilt in 1248 and consecrated in 1376, is a superb example of Gothic architecture. After the Revolution, which marked the end of the abbey, the church became a parish church and then a basilica in... Read more

Visit CATHEDRALE SAINT ETIENNE

CATHEDRALE SAINT ETIENNE

Legend has it that Pierre Perrat, the first architect of the cathedral made a pact with the devil to overcome the technical difficulties associated with its construction. However, the cunning architect managed to deceive the Devil and save his soul... With a nave of 42 metres high, the cathedral is... Read more

Visit CHAPELLE DES TEMPLIERS

CHAPELLE DES TEMPLIERS

Built between 1180 and 1220 by the Knights Templar, this octagonal chapel (the only one in the region) is an example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic styles: the apse with a vaulted dome extends the square chancel, the windows are Romanesque while the interior is vaulted.... Read more

Visit CLOITRE DES RECOLLETS, INSTITUT EUROPEEN D'ECOLOGIE ET ARCHIVES MUNICIPALES

CLOITRE DES RECOLLETS, INSTITUT EUROPEEN D'ECOLOGIE ET ARCHIVES MUNICIPALES

The Franciscan community settled on this site in 1230. In the following decades, the Franciscans proceeded to build a convent of which the cloisters were completed in 1310 and the church in 1376. This location became an important centre for the order which established one of its general schools in... Read more

Visit CONSEIL REGIONAL DE LORRAINE ET ANCIENNE ABBAYE SAINT CLEMENT

CONSEIL REGIONAL DE LORRAINE ET ANCIENNE ABBAYE SAINT CLEMENT

The construction of the abbey of Saint-Clement began with the church, the work of architect Jean Spinga. The base of the choir, the nave and aisles was completed in 1683. Louis and Claude Barlet completed the building in 1737. The church is a perfect example of Benedictine Gothic style, used until... Read more

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