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    Day 5

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    Architecture of Metz

    We continue towards the Champagne region and today's plan is to stop in the town of Metz, which is known for its rich architecture. The plan is also to visit some local restaurants and take a tour.
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    50 min
    Paul
    09:001 hr

    Paul

    Bakery
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    You can also spend the morning in a nice restaurant called Paul. It serves traditional French breakfast dishes, among which are all favorite croissants, various toasts, and most importantly, hot coffee. The atmosphere of the café is also very cozy and hospitable.
    2.7 mi
    15 min
    Gare de Metz
    10:3030 min

    Gare de Metz

    Train Station
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    Metz, the largest city of Lorraine, was the outpost of France, and after 1871, the place where even the architecture manifested itself as a German nobility.
    Thus, in 1908, at the direction of Kaiser Wilhelm, a neoromantic style railway station building was built, surprising with its pompousness. Stop here for a while to admire the building and to feel the vibe of the city.
    1.1 mi
    10 min
    Metz Cathedral
    11:301 hr 30 min

    Metz Cathedral

    Landmark
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    If you doubt whether or not to visit this cathedral, I will give you three reasons to visit it.
    First of all, the Cathedral of Metzo is the owner of the largest stained-glass windows in Europe - 6500 m2! Side windows occupy an area of about 400 m2. It's a really awesome sight!
    Secondly, the famous artist Mark Chagall made a number of stained-glass windows for the cathedral. Unfortunately, one of them was destroyed by robbers who had their eyes on the gilded decoration of the Cathedral of Metzo and broke a priceless stained-glass window only to get inside.
    And finally, third, the red marble font.
    In ancient times, the Roman city of Divodurum stood on the site of modern Metz, which is typical enough for the era. The developed infrastructure of the city and its proximity to water made it possible to equip a high-quality water supply system (naturally, within the technical features of its time). Even bathrooms began to appear in the houses of the rich Romans. It is not known how the fate of the owner of one of them (most likely he died during the barbaric invasion in 451), but the bath of red marble survived the owner. She was used by churchmen as a font. Later on, Napoleon was so conquered by her appearance that he decided to send the bathroom as a gift to Josephine. It is only thanks to the persuasion of the rector of the Cathedral of Metzo that the unique bathroom remained in its place. Look at this miracle of Antiquity, adapted to the everyday life of the Christian Catholic cathedral.
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    10 min
    Les Moulins Bleus - St-Julien-lès-Metz
    13:301 hr

    Les Moulins Bleus - St-Julien-lès-Metz

    Restaurant
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    After quite long walks and excursions, it is worth taking a short break for a little rest and dinner. Café Les Moulins Bleus has everything you need for this. Traditional national cuisine is served here, and the interior is designed in a cozy and soothing style.
    3.1 mi
    15 min
    Centre Pompidou-Metz
    15:002 hrs

    Centre Pompidou-Metz

    Landmark
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    The Pompidou Centre in Metz is a modern architectural building designed by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastin. It is a hexagonal structure, crossed by three galleries, with a 7-metre-high mast at its center, reminiscent of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
    This complex can host numerous exhibitions of contemporary art thanks to its vast area of 5,000 m² for exhibitions. The Pompidou-Metz Centre is an art center dedicated to contemporary art. His cultural project includes temporary exhibitions, as well as live performances, films, and mediation in his premises. Ongoing workshops for children and young people provide an understanding of artistic movements and highlight the potential of art.
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    5 min
    German Gate
    17:1530 min

    German Gate

    Landmark
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    The German Gate in Metz is part of the medieval city fortifications, or rather of what has survived until now. The 7-kilometre-long fortifications left a small fragment, and the gates are the only ones in the city. The German gate and a fragment of the wall were recognized as a historical monument in 1966.
    0.6 mi
    15 min
    Pl. Saint-Jacques
    19:301 hr

    Pl. Saint-Jacques

    Park
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    The esplanade (wide open space) behind the Palace of Justice and the Muayen Bridge offer a beautiful view of Moselle's fan-sleeved sleeves.
    0.2 mi
    5 min
    La Winstub
    20:451 hr

    La Winstub

    Bar
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    La Winstub - a very cozy place, which is perfect for a quiet evening of a busy day in the company of friends and family. Traditional French cuisine is served here, especially it is worth noting a variety of desserts, as well as salads and other light snacks.
    Please note that La Winstub is closed on Sundays.
    0.4 mi
    10 min
    Mercure Metz Centre
    22:0010 hrsHotel visit

    Mercure Metz Centre

    7.9
    A busy day is coming to its end, it is time to go to the hotel to rest because tomorrow you are also having a very interesting and busy day. You are planning to head west towards the capital.
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