Metz’s nearest airport, Metz-Nancy-Lorraine, links the region to southern French destinations and also Algeria. Luckily the airports of Saarbrücken and Zweibruecken in Germany are within easy reach of Metz, too, and are served by a large proportion of major European airports. Metz’s local train station is served by TGV trains (France’s high-speed network), with 3.5 hour trains to Paris departing around ten times per day. Luxembourg , Strasbourg and Nancy are also accessible by train. Once arrived and settled in the Hotel Campanile METZ EST - Technopole, you can cross the city's many cultural points on foot, by bus or by hiring a car. Luckily there are two reputable car hire companies – Europcar and National Cite – with offices within the train station itself.
Metz’s situation at the border of many European countries has understandable consequences on the city’s cuisine. Visit La Creperie, for example, for a true taste of French living. This nautically-themed crepe house offers a gigantic selection of savoury pancakes and sweet treats and even hosts live music every week. From gourmet restaurants serving traditional French cuisine to international buffets offering a taste of neighbouring countries, the selection of restaurants, brasseries and cafés in Metz is far from disappointing. With lounges and bars throughout you are bound to find something to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you fancy a quietly romantic meal or a lavish feast before a night on the tiles.
From regular flea markets to month-long summer festivals, Metz has all variety of events to tantalize and attract even the most discerning of travellers. If you’re planning a long trip around Europe, why not stop at Metz’s summer book fair for some gripping holiday reads ? For two months, Metz even relinquishes its landlocked status and transforms into a seaside town complete with sandy beach ! Christmas markets, antiques fairs and hot air balloon festivals are but three examples of the sort of activity Metz has to offer you. A simple trip to the nearest Tourist Information Office will provide you with all the details about what’s on. The friendly staff can even give you advice on how to plan your time if you’re truly spoilt for choice !
The weather in Metz is often referred to as semi-continental, making it a perfect holiday destination at any time of the year. Summers are hot, with temperatures up to 26 degrees Celsius in August, and the winters are cold and snowy. This makes Metz a great place to enjoy a traditional Christmas market as well as somewhere for a summer getaway.