Metz tourism and travel guide

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Visit Metz: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as the cathedral it is the grand squares surrounded by 18th century townhouses that are among the highlights of your visit to Metz

Metz is situated in the Moselle department and Grand-Est region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Metz. For detailed visitor information see the Metz travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Metz include "secteur sauvegarde" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Metz in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nancy at 50 km and Longwy at 51 km.

Metz, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

The medieval centre in the fortified village of Rodemack make it one of the...

See Rodemack guide


at 50 km (direction south), in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department

The centre of Nancy around Place Stanislaus is impressive enough to be classed as...

See Nancy guide


at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department

Longwy has important Vauban fortifications to visit...

See Longwy guide

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Markets in and near Metz

Market days in Metz: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Metz: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Woippy: market Friday (1km)
  • Ars-sur-Moselle: market Friday (9km)
  • Hagondange: market Friday (12km)
  • Rombas: market Thursday (13km)
  • Clouange: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Joeuf: market Friday (14km)
  • Moyeuvre-Grande: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Homecourt: market Sunday all day (16km)
  • Fameck: market Saturday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Metz, France

What to do at Metz? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Metz.

Heritage sites

  • Longwy ville neuve (Vauban fortifications) (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Commercy (59km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Lorraine (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Pange (16km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de la Reine (48km)
  • Lindre (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Rombas (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique d'Amnéville (12km)

Geography and distances

Metz is in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Moselle department (general information: Metz is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Metz

Canton: Metz

Arrondissement: Metz-Ville

Department: Moselle

Region: Lorraine

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 57000

Distance to Metz

from Metz (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 367 km

from Nice: 610 km

from Bordeaux: 699 km

from Strasbourg: 132 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Metz from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ban-Saint-Martin, Bronvaux, Chatel-Saint-Germain, Chieulles, Jussy, La Maxe, Lessy, Longeville-les-Metz, Lorry-les-Metz, Malroy, Mey, Montigny-les-Metz, Moulins-les-Metz, Norroy-le-Veneur, Plappeville, Plesnois, Rozerieulles, Saint-Julien-les-Metz, Sainte-Ruffine, Saulny, Scy-Chazelles, Semecourt, Vantoux, Vaux and Woippy.

This page in French: Visiter Metz