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4-star cultural getaway in Metz

Metz has been awarded the “City of Art and History” label and is home to countless treasures. Among them, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, a true masterpiece of contemporary architecture, hold promise of an unforgettable visit. During your stay as a couple, you can discover the art of stained glass and works by Chagall and Cocteau. The 4-star Mercure Centre Gare Hotel will be your cocoon for the night and serve you a dinner prepared from local products.


A 4-star weekend in the heart of Metz

Ideally located a stone’s throw from the city centre, the 4-star Mercure Centre Gare Hotel welcomes you in contemporary surroundings inspired by local “Pierre de Jaumont” limestone.

In the evening, the Chef will be serving bistronomic cuisine. Dinner is based on local seasonal products and includes drinks and aperitifs: a gourmet experience that makes a perfect complement to your historical and cultural visit to Metz! A copious breakfast will be awaiting you when you wake up so as to ensure you start the day off on the right foot.

Immersion in modern and contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou-Metz

Just a few steps away from the hotel, the unmistakable outline of the Centre Pompidou-Metz beckons you. The art centre invites you to enjoy an amazing and truly fascinating cultural getaway. All year long, temporary exhibitions explore the many and various fields of modern and contemporary art: visual arts, architecture, dance and video are all in the spotlight.

Armed with your “Billets Liberté”, programme your visit as the mood takes you during your weekend in Metz and wander the Museum’s four exhibition galleries at your own pace. You’ll also have access to one of the guided tours on offer at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. every weekend.

A visit to Metz in the footsteps of Chagall and Cocteau

Accompanied by a guide, explore the world of stained glass, art of light par excellence. From medieval days to contemporary creations, journey back in time and acquaint yourself with the remark   able knowhow on display in the city’s various religious edifices. The stained-glass windows designed by Jean Cocteau in St Maximin Church and those by Marc Chagall in Saint Étienne de Metz Cathedral are on no account to be missed out on. The Cathedral is nicknamed "The Good Lord’s Lantern ". Apart from its impressive dimensions, it owes its nickname to its substantial glassed surface area; with over 6,500 m² of stained-glass windows, the Cathedral contains more stained glass than any other religious edifice in France!


During your weekend, take the time to acquaint yourself with Metz’s city centre. Stroll along the banks of the Moselle and admire the Temple Neuf at sunset. Stop off on Place Saint-Louis and immerse yourself in its medieval atmosphere. Feel like a spot of shopping or treating yourself to a few gourmet pleasures? The city centre’s shops await your coming!


*Centre Pompidou-Metz © Shigeru Ban Architects Europe et Jean de Gastines Architectes, avec Philip Gumuchdjian pour la conception du projet lauréat du concours / Metz Métropole / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Photographie : Jaqueline Trichard