Hôtel Moderne in Metz, located opposite the train station, invites you to discover the city centre of Metz, a city of Art & History.
The centre of Metz is a thriving shopping centre and has been the heart of the city since ancient times. In fact money changers were already at work here in the Middle Ages. It has a pedestrianised city centre.
With its 42 m-high nave, Saint-Étienne Cathedral
is one of the tallest gothic buildings in Europe. It is known as "the Good Lord's Lantern" for its exceptional 6,500 m2 of stained glass windows, which range from the 13th to the 20th century, some of which are the work of the famous Chagall. Built between the 13th and 16th century, this cathedral is the result of the physical merger of the Canons' church of Notre-Dame-la-Ronde and Église de l'Evêque, which explains its unusual layout.
We recommend the Guided tour
of Saint-Étienne Cathedral and Metz's essential landmarks, available all year round.
During your visit, Avenue Floch
is well worth seeing. Its succession of styles and materials selected by early 20th century architects make it an architectural melting pot. As a result, its urban landscape is one of a kind!
The Porte des Allemands
owes its name to the Teutonic Knights or Brothers Hospitallers who had a hospital nearby. It is the most imposing witness of the city's medieval ramparts (13th-16th century).
Metz offers more than 580 hectares of green open spaces and ranks among the greenest cities in France. It's a real pleasure to stroll through the numerous parks and gardens dotted throughout the city (Esplanade, Plan d'eau, Parc de la Seille, etc.). Metz's Nautical Centre and Marina complement the living environment in the very heart of the city.