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Metz or Municipalite de Metz is a lovely city located in the Moselle department, Lorraine region of France. Metz has about 123,000 residents, living on an area of 42 square kilometers, at an altitude of approximately 200 meters. The city of Metz was settled in the 5th century and in present is is also nicknamed The Maid, The Unviolated and The Green City. Metz is the capital of the region and is located near the border with France, Germany and Luxembourg. Notable natives of Metz include poet Paul Verlain, mathematician Jean-Victor Poncelet, chemist Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier and composer Ambroise Thomas. Sister cities of Metz include Tangier in Morocco, Trier in Germany, Karmiel in Israel, Yichang in China, Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic, Kansas, Missouri in the United States, Gloucester in the UK, Saint-Denis in France and Luxembourg in Luxembourg.

Top Attractions within Metz

Saint Etienne de Metz or the Metz Cathedral is a Gothic church located in the city center of Metz, at 1 Place Jean-Paul II. This is a Roman Catholic cathedral and it was built in the 13th century. Since 1930, this church is considered a historic monument of France and it is protected by the French laws.

Centre Pompidou Metz is a modern arts museum. Architecs Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines designed it. The construction started in 2006 and the museum was recently inaugurated. This is a branch of the Pompidou Centre located in Paris and its construction costed a whopping 70 million euros.

Arsenal Ney is a cultural venue of Metz dedicated to Classical and Erudite music. You can visit this popular attraction of Metz downtown. It was built in the mid 19th century, but it was inaugurated only in 1989. This music hall designed by Ricardo Bofill is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world right now.