This wonderful neo-classic plaza is a wonderful place, but, in my opinion, it has too much gold, even though, that's surely what Louis le Grand wished for. I especially recommend visiting the merchants and sellers of wafers that you can see in the background in some of the pictures, yummy!
Metz is a city situated in the region of Lorraine which, like its neighboring region Alsace, belonged throughout history to both Germany or France, at different times. This is apparent in its cuisine and in the architecture of some of the monuments. The most important and impressive is the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Etienne, known as the "Lantern of God" with its 6,500 square meters of glass (the largest collection in Europe). The best time to visit is at sunset preferably without too many people, so that you can enjoy the magic of the sunset light.
The Pepiniere Park is a green area, but also a mini zoo (there are rabbits, monkeys and other animals). There is also a bandstand and a roundabout with wooden horses, and sculptures, including some by Rodin. After that you can go to visit Place Stanislas, after taking a little walk behind the park.
A breathtaking view of the cathedral in Metz in northeastern France. It's a good chance the visit in mid-July when the fabulous Fête de la Mirabelle begins, or feast of the mirabelle, fruit typical of the region, with many cultural events with culinary highlights.
The Museum of Fine Arts was built in 1793 as a testimony to the walls of architecture and the urban evolution of Nancy. Located under one of the flags in the Place Stanislas, it was extended in 1936. Though never completed, the expansion project was resumed in 1995 by a team led by the architects of Nancy Laurent Beaudouin. Resolutely contemporary, the new extension of the museum has doubled its surface and is now more equipped with functional spaces.
I suggest visiting this confectionery delight for the eyes and taste. As I am greedy, I enjoyed this visit (twice). First, is a visit to the workshop to see the different stages of the manufacture of these artisan sweets. You need to know the most popular and delicious candy des Vosges. Having followed all manufacturing, you can taste them and find the flavor of the candy of yesteryear. After the visit, you must visit the store, with all the candy from des Vosges. Positive point: the tours are guided, explained and free (about 1 hour) with tastings. Don't hesitate and good tasting!
This festival is celebrated on June 21 every year and many consider it attractive enough to make a trip to France (mainly Paris). This date is also the first day of summer (northern hemisphere). The idea came in 1981 from the then director of music and Jack Lang then Minister of Culture in France. Having found data from a study stating that 5 million people (half of them young) in France played an instrument, the dream was to make them plays in the streets. Thus was created the party. Its main objectives are that artists play voluntarily in the streets and, thanks to numerous free concerts that are organized, the public can enjoy their favorite genres and artists regardless of origin or style. Initially it was in Metz, but was immediately adopted throughout the country. It's a celebration that invites all people to integrate into society, from morning until dark. There's a Metro-RER ticket that allows you to move around the center of Paris for about 3 € for the whole party, it's highly recommended as you will surely make several trips. Also, due to the large number of concerts, it is advisable to get a program to know where the parties and concerts that interest you are located. Over the years the festival has been internationalized and the "Fête de la musique" takes place in dozens of countries around the world such as USA, Germany, China, Netherlands, Philippines, Uganda and Morocco.
This is the window of the house where I live now and will live until October. It is situated in vittel, northeastern France, where after a hard day's work I like to relax and watch the sunset. It is relaxing and helps to recharge your batteries for the following day. .. and you do not need to go far to find a space ... I have managed to find one in my own home.
The Old Temple (Vieux Temple or Temple de Garnison) and the New Temple (Temple Neuf) are mirrors of the history of the city, reflected in the Moselle river that runs through it. The old temple, or the Temple of the garrison, was constructed between the years 1875 and 1881, when the city Metz and Alsace-Lorraine area belonged to Germany (one of the fights between France and Germany that eventually lead to conflict, from the years 1914 - 1918), that German soldiers could keep Protestant worship. Almost destroyed in the year 1946, there is now only the bell tower, which stands taller than the cathedral itself. The New Temple, whose name is derived from the Temple of the Garrison looks more like a castle! Opened by Kaiser Wilhelm II and dedicated to his officers, today it is place of worship. Both buildings can be seen while walking along the banks of the Moselle River.