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Metz town guide

METZ

This Northern French town is only 40 miles from the German border. Hire car drivers should find the Metz exit off Autoroute 31. Your visit to the city should start at the Cathedral of Saint Etienne which was started in the thirteenth century and took over three hundred years to build. This cathedral is famous for its stained glass windows which cover no less than 70,000 square feet. Make sure that you find the ones added by Mark Chagall in the 1960s.

The town is one of the oldest in France and has remains from Roman times, it has been occupied on numerous occasions, the last time being during The Second World War. A visit to the La couer D'Or museum complex will give you a good idea of the town's history.

A visit to the cathedral and the museum will leave both hungry and thirsty and there is plenty of opportunity to find refreshment, including the restaurants and cafes situated around the Place D'Armes. You can also find the covered food market and buy all the ingredients for a picnic which you could have on the banks of the River Moselle.

Metz also has a huge Brocante Market once a fortnight.

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