As the capital of the Lorraine region of France, Metz borders Luxembourg and Germany. This city boasts Gothic architecture, classy restaurants, and an arty spirit. The historic downtown of Metz has one of the largest commercial, pedestrian areas in France. There is a mall, the Saint-Jacques center, a multiplex movie theatre, and more.
Metz is home to several international companies, including PSA Peugeot Citroën, ArcelorMittal, SFR, and TDF. Metz is also the headquarters of Caisse d’Epargne, Banque Populaire and Crédit Agricole banking groups. Many of the buildings in Metz offer great options for a serviced office location. As an important commercial center for northern France, Metz is home to the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores. Fnac and Virgin Megastore are entertainment retail chains that operate in Metz.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In Metz, the covered market which is situated opposite the cathedral, hosts stalls that sell meats, cheeses, and other regional specialties. Another entertainment option is the Opera-Theatre, built between 1732 and 1752 it is the oldest in France. It provides both theater and operatic entertainment. For dining, Le Bouche à Oreille specialises in cheese dishes but consider the all the options because they also have omelets, meats with cheese sauces, crepes, and so much more. Another choice is Da Luigi, an Italian restaurant that specialises in pizza.
The Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport is located in Goin, 10 miles southeast of Metz. Other flight options include the Luxembourg International Airport. This is the nearest international airport and it is connected to Metz by Métrolor train. The railway station of Metz is connected to the French high speed train (TGV) network, which provides a direct rail service to Paris and Luxembourg. The journey time from Paris to Metz is 82 minutes. Additionally, Metz is served by the Lorraine TGV railway station, located at Louvigny, just 16 miles to the south of Metz.