Metz Nancy Vacations & Travel Packages!
Metz is situated at the merging point of the Rivers Moselle and Seille in France. With the history of nearly 3,000 years the city is one of the oldest republics in Europe. Home to several noteworthy attractions and with its rich culture, history, and architecture the region attracts tourists throughout the year. While vacationing in the area one must visit the Gothic Saint-Stephen Cathedral with largest expanse of stained-glass windows in the world. Make sure to take some time to appreciate the art and architecture of the oldest church in France - the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains.
Nancy is a city situated on the banks of Meurthe River. Parallel to the river runs the Marne–Rhine Canal through the area. Nearly 150 meters high from the city center, the region is surrounded by hills. Vieille Ville - Leopold is the oldest part of the city. This part is full of monuments which date back to 14th century like the Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine. The 19th century St. Epvre Basilica is also situated here. Charles III – Centre Ville, the new quarter is home to the Nancy Cathedral, the famous Place Stanislas, and Opera national de Lorraine.
Places of Interest in Nancy
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Metz)
The St. Stephen's Cathedral was constructed in between 1220-1552. The vault of the cathedral is nearly 42 meters high making it one of the highest edifices in Europe. It has been given the nickname "Good Lord's Lantern"as it has the largest expanse of stained glass windows. These windows showcase the Gothic and Renaissance artwork.
Located in Metz, Centre Pompidou-Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary arts. The museum is a branch of branch of Pompidou arts centre of Paris. Numerous exhibitions are held here in which artifacts displayed are part of the expansive collection of the French National Museum of Modern Art. The entire structure consists of 3 galleries, a theater, and an auditorium.
Place Stanislas (Nancy)
The Place Stanislas in Nancy is one of the most prominent squares in Europe. This 18th century structure was originally known as the Place Royale. The major part of the building was constructed from 1752-60 by Emmanuel Here. The entire square is home to beautiful five palaces with splendid balustrades and balconies.
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
The Villa Majorelle is home to the museum, Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy. The villa was owned by a leading patron of the arts - Eugene Corbin. Amongst its rich collection are Art Nouveau glass, furniture, and jewelry by Victor Prouve, Emile Galle, Antonin Daum, and others.