Things to do in Metz

New to Metz? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Metz

If you're in Metz to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Metz Cathedral

⭐️ 4.7 (10131)

Metz covered market

⭐️ 4.3 (3147)

German Gate

⭐️ 4.4 (2659)

Jean-Marie Pelt Gardens - Seille Park

⭐️ 4.3 (1682)

Jardin de l'esplanade de Metz

⭐️ 4.5 (1516)

Museum of La Cour d'Or

⭐️ 4.6 (1411)

New Temple

⭐️ 4.6 (1258)

Fort Queuleu

⭐️ 4.4 (799)

Palais du Gouverneur Militaire

⭐️ 4.6 (490)

Serpentine Gate

⭐️ 4.4 (471)

Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains

⭐️ 4.6 (234)

The top affordable restaurants in Metz

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Metz city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

La Winstub

⭐️ 4.4 (1111)

Price Range: $$

Au Petit LOUIS

⭐️ 4.6 (920)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (838)

Price Range: $$

Casa Ricci

⭐️ 4.8 (634)

Price Range: $

Les Copains d'abord

⭐️ 4.5 (626)

Price Range: $$

Le Bistronome

⭐️ 4.2 (564)

Price Range: $$

Chez Moi

⭐️ 4.5 (556)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant la Popote

⭐️ 4.6 (552)

Price Range: $$

Le P’tit Frontalier

⭐️ 4.7 (544)

Price Range: $$

Santa Maria

⭐️ 4.7 (521)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Paris

⭐️ 4.7 (477)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Metz

These are curated, high quality experiences in Metz hosted by locals!

Discovery of Lorrain Whiskey

Stained glass windows by Jean Cocteau in Metz

contemporary stained glass windows Metz cathedral

End your night in some of the best bars in Metz

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Metz, curated exclusively for you.

Les BerThoM Metz

⭐️ 4.5 (1377)

Price Range: $$

Vivian's Pub Fairy

⭐️ 4.6 (1284)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (943)

Price Range: $$

Le Troubadour

⭐️ 4.4 (772)

Price Range: $

Bar Saint-Jacques

⭐️ 4.1 (576)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (568)

Price Range: $$

Shamrock Pub Metz

⭐️ 4.5 (536)

Price Range: $$

Churchill Bar Metz

⭐️ 4.3 (317)

Bar La Moselle

⭐️ 4.3 (275)

Price Range: $

The Mermaid Tavern

⭐️ 4.7 (226)

Price Range: $$

Le Gramophone Metz

⭐️ 4.5 (213)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Metz

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Metz you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Metz

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Metz.

Amneville Zoo Admission

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Metz?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

El Théatris

⭐️ 4.2 (640)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Le Jardin de Bellevue

⭐️ 4.7 (527)

Price Range: $$$

Le Chat Noir

⭐️ 4.4 (502)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Quintessence

⭐️ 4.7 (438)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant le 83

⭐️ 4.6 (176)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Palais de Saint-Étienne and see the city from the panoramic terrace.
  2. Explore the Musée de la Cour d'Or and marvel at its vast collection of artefacts.
  3. Stroll along the banks of the Moselle River and admire the views of the city's monuments.

Metz is best visited during the warmer months of spring and summer, when temperatures are mild and the days are long. From late February to August, Metz is glowing with the colours of spring, host to numerous outdoor activities, and many attractions, such as expansive parks and beautiful lakes that are perfect for picnics or outdoor group sports. October and November are also great months to visit for some of the amazing cultural events that take place every year.

Metz has plenty of attractions to offer, making several days a perfect length of stay. To make the most of the trip, three days would be ideal; allowing ample time to explore the city’s historic sights, cultural centres, and experience its vibrant nightlife. With a few extra days, visitors could also take a daytrip to the nearby Lorraine region to explore the rolling hills and vineyards.

Metz has a great transport network that makes it easy to explore the city. Buses, trams, and taxis are all available for travelers. Bike rentals are a popular way to experience the city, and the public bike system is a convenient and affordable way to get around. Visitors can also take advantage of the regional light rail system and some limited river boat services.

Metz offers many exciting and fun things to do with kids, such as exploring its award-winning zoo, Grand Est Zoological Park, visiting the Musée de la Cour d'Or and its archaeological collections, or taking a boat trip down the Seille River. For a truly memorable experience, try the city's theme park, Cité de l'Automate, where families can enjoy interactive exhibits and life-size animated characters.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Metz. To start off we'd have to mention LES ARRANGÉS DU BOCAL, Vivian's Pub Fairy, Shamrock Pub Metz. Check out our page on the best bars in Metz.

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