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ripening grapes in the Loire

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Metz, Moselle

Metz (57 Moselle, Grand Est) is the capital of the Lorraine region and prefecture of the Moselle département and is situated close to the borders of France, Germany, and Luxembourg. Also known as the Green City.

Mirabelle Plum FestivalIn summer the town holds

  •  Mirabelle Plum Festival (Fêtes de la Mirabelle) 15  August 2019.
  • Les Constellations de Metz Arts Festival 20 June  – 7 September 2019

Mirabelle Plum Festival

The Mirabelle Plum Festival has attracted thousands of visitors to the capital of the Lorraine region every year since 1947, and rounds off Metz en Fête’s programme of summer events. These celebrations usually take place after August 15 and come in the form of street entertainment, concerts, balls, a mirabelle plum market, crafts market, pyrotechnic display, parade and the election of Miss Mirabelle – see

Metz constellations logoLes Constellations de Metz

An arts Festival full of music and visual arts with 3 themes – digital. street art and art & gardens – see

Metz Christmas Markets

metz christmas posterThe Metz  Christmas Markets 18 November – 30 December 2018 are well worth a visit, with some German influences being close to the border. There are also spectacular Christmas illuminations and a Big Wheel!

In Metz there is also the new Pompidou Centre gallery – an outpost of the Paris version

less than 90 minutes from Paris by  TGV with

For more info see

B&B La Sablonnaise

La Sablonnaise B&B  a 1930s house just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Metz

Pompidou Centre Metz

Pompidou Centre Metz


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