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Metz— 9 nights
City of Light
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.Change things up with these side-trips from Metz: Nancy (Parc de la Pepiniere, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, & more), Bitche (Citadel of Bitche & Simserhof) and Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Œuvre de la cathédrale, meet the residents at Zoo d'Amnéville, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery.
To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Metz trip itinerary planner.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport and Strasbourg Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Metz
Nancy, Amneville, Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Eglise de Sillegny, Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun
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