Website of the Metz Métropole's Congress Office

Tourist destination

IN a few words

3 000 years of history have built a deep character in the city of Metz whose exceptional heritage is remarkably preserved in a green environment at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers. The natural light and honey color of many buildings are due to the Jaumont stone. 


Metz and the Imperial area: on their way to UNESCO!

The National Committee of French World Heritage Properties, meeting on January 9, 2009, issued a favorable opinion about the inclusion of Metz on the French tentative list. This is only a first step, but it is essential. The city is eligible for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 
Metz has accumulated an incredible architectural and urban heritage over time. Under the label "Royal and imperial Metz", the application aims at recognizing the unusual urban adventure that took place in the Messin city from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, before, during and after the German annexation.

Created on January 1, 2002, the Metz Métropole Community now counts 235,000 inhabitants and 44 municipalities around its city center. 

Metz Métropole draws its identity and energy from these boundaries providing the area with its unique history. It is no coincidence that in 1950 in Scy-Chazelles, Robert Schuman gained inspiration for the Franco-German reconciliation on the slopes of the Messin country... 

Metz Métropole also stands for a territory in full revival that turns the epic page of its military history. It is today an art of living that reveals itself: artistic enthusiasm and great cultural mixing in the wake of the Pompidou-Metz Center, art of living and gastronomy with the Moselle mirabelle and PDO wines, ubiquity of water and of the forest offering vast breathing spaces to a human-scale area. 
 

Metz, City of Art and History

On November 18, 2011, the City of Metz was awarded the "Art and History City" label by the National Council of Cities and Countries of Art and History. The awarding of this label allows Metz to move from a stage of preservation and restoration of its built heritage to the enhancement and animation of the heritage in its broadest acceptance. Recognized at the national stage, the City of Metz is committed to developing a high-quality cultural and tourism policy based on heritage in conjunction with cultural facilities and public, private and associative partners.


Metz classified as a tourist resort

The tourist vocation of Metz is confirmed: by a decree dated February 24, 2015, Metz has just been awarded a tourism resort status, a label of excellence awarded by the State Secretariat for the promotion of tourism for a period of 12 years.

 

METZ TOURIST OFFICE

 

Missions & services

  • Reception, information.
  • Promotion, communication, press relations.
  • Animation.
  • Business.
  • Tourist coordination.
  • Local observatory of the tourist flow.
     
 

Certification & Labels

  • Classified as a Category 1 Tourist Office 
  • NF Services AFNOR CERTIFICATION for reception services & information since 1997, for reception, information, promotion, communication, production, marketing, and shop since 2011.
  • OT Quality Tourism label since November 2005.
  • OT certified Tourism & Handicap since January 2005.
  • Registered trademark INPI "Tables de Rabelais" since 2006. 
 
 
 

The tourist office proposes different visits and stays :

VisitS For ALL

Guided tours for groups, all year round by reservation. 
Booking information:
03 87 39 01 02
 

Visits FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 

Guided tours are organized according to the requests.
 

GUIDED TOURS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Guided visits of Metz for 1h or 2h, accompanied by a guide lecturer or multilingual guided audio tours. 
Booking information 
Tel : 03 87 39 00 00.
 

Customized stay

Tel. : 03 87 39 01 02


 
 

Weekends and short stays

Opportunities for stays in Metz for individuals and groups. 
 

Visit differently

  • Tourist train
    Tel. : 03 87 73 03 08
 
 

 
 
In short

The Metz Tourist Office is open to public 7 days a week

From Monday to Saturday, all year round from 9am to 7pm

Sundays and bank holidays:
from April to September from 10am to 5pm,
from October to March from 10am to 3pm.