Meeting new people is one of the most rewarding parts of travelling, and with as many as 120,000 residents living in this part of Moselle, you're sure to have no shortage of opportunities.
The nation's capital, Paris, lies 170 miles west of Metz. Vantoux lies 3 miles to the east.
Whether you want to bask in the sun or do a bit of people-watching, Metz is home to some delightful green spaces for you to explore. Take your pick of the Fruitiers Gardens or Riverside Park.
Try to spot native birdlife as you sit by the edge of the water at Canal de la Moselle.
If you'd like to build your knowledge or just unwind in a peaceful setting, stop by the Centre Pompidou-Metz. If you're looking for more, try out the Musee de la Cour d'Or and St Peter of the Novitiates. Guided tours may be on offer, so remember to ask.
Metz is home to many intriguing historic attractions. Why not begin delving into this destination's past at the Porte des Allemands and Chateau de Pange? If you're not in a rush, the Porte Serpenoise and Templar's Chapel are a couple more must-sees.
Visitors interested in learning about the city's religious heritage should stop by Metz Cathedral and Le Temple Neuf. Many spiritual travellers also squeeze in a visit to Chapelle des Templiers and Église St-Pierre-aux-Nonains.
With its numerous public spaces, it's obvious that Metz was made with its community in mind. You'll feel like a local as you drift among the crowds at Place de la Republique and Place d'Armes. Also swing by Comedy Square and Place de la Comédie, particularly if they're hosting any fascinating community events.
The Statue of Marshall Ney and Metz Courthouse offer a quiet space for both locals and visitors to reflect back on the city's people and events from bygone times. If you happen to be in the vicinity, you may also like to check out the epitaph at St. Etienne's Cathedral.
When the time comes to give your Visa card a bit of exercise, head on over to Metz Christmas Market. From the hottest clothing trends all the way down to the basics, you're certain to happen upon something to spend your hard-earned coin on.
Are you a golf fan? Hit the green and try to take a couple of strokes off your score at the Metz-Technopole Golf.
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