Chapelle des Templiers
Opened in May 2010 to much fanfare, the architecturally innovative Centre Pompidou-Metz is the satellite branch of Paris’ Centre...
Statue of Marshall Ney
Bearing the hallmark of Catalan postmodernist architect Ricardo Bofill, this striking Jeumont-stone building sits on the site of the...
Le Bistro des Sommeliers
This no-nonsense bistro near the station prides itself on its warm ambiance and consistently good French cooking – a recipe that never...
Lonely Planet review
The stately boulevards and bourgeois villas of the German Imperial Quarter, including rue Gambetta and av Foch, are the brainchild of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Built to trumpet the triumph of Metz’ post-1871 status as part of the Second Reich, the architecture is a whimsical mix of art deco, neo-Romanesque and neo-Renaissance influences. The area’s unique ensemble of Wilhelmian architecture has made it a candidate for Unesco World Heritage status.
Philippe Starck lampposts juxtapose Teutonic sculptures, whose common theme is German imperial might, at the monumental Rhenish neo-Romanesque train station , completed in 1908.
The massive main post office , built in 1911 of red Vosges sandstone, is as solid and heavy as the cathedral is light and lacy.