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Preparing your trip to Metz: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Centre Pompidou Metz 1. There is a small airport in the vicinity of Metz, which only receives regular flights from major French cities. Many tourists come here by high-speed trains. The trip from Paris will take less than an hour and a half.
2. Gourmets should pay attention not only to local restaurants but also to the gastronomic markets. The largest and most interesting one occupies the old bishop's palace in the city center.
3. Sightseeing tours of Luxembourg organized by local tourist agencies are very popular with visitors to Metz. Tourists get to the neighboring city-state by sightseeing buses.
4. The most popular restaurants and shops are concentrated in the historic square Place Saint Jacques. Their price level is one of the highest in town, but the quality of the dishes deserves the highest praise.
5. Young tourists are offered big discounts at cultural and entertainment centers of Metz. Travelers under the age of 26 can even visit the famous branch of the Pompidou Center for free. Copyright
6. Shopping enthusiasts should explore some shops around Place Saint-Louis. Here they can buy interesting souvenirs and choose sweet gifts for loved ones in local pastry shops.
7. Metz's most popular tourist office is located next to the Gothic cathedral. Here you can get a free city map, as well as learn about upcoming excursions and entertainment programs.
The most amazing gastronomic symbol of Metz is Mirabelle plum, which was cultivated in the region in the 15th century. Fruits of this plum are small in size and have a yellow or red color. … Open
8. Thrifty tourists should pay special attention to local bakeries. Here you can buy fresh baguettes and other popular pastries for 1-2 euros.
9. Those who travel to Metz by a private car or expect to rent it should keep in mind that all autobahns in the vicinity of the city are paid. In order to save some money, many tourists go along the roads passing through the surrounding villages.
10. The city has many beautiful parks and gardens, which are always kept clean and well-maintained. There are heavy fines for throwing garbage in the wrong place.
11. It's recommended to explore the city's historic center on foot, as interesting sights are very close to each other. Many roads in the Old Town are completely pedestrian and closed to cars.
12. Most interesting holidays and festivals take place in summer and September. During this period, guests of the city can enjoy the most diverse entertainment program.
13. Active tourists and fans of excursions should not plan a trip for the period from early November to late December. Frequent rains can disrupt vacations during this period.
14. The real pride of the townspeople is special Mirabelle plum liquor. You can buy it in specialized gastronomic shops or at one of the local markets.
15. When visiting local bars and restaurants, don't be surprised if tips are already included in the total bill. Typically, this is about 10% of the order cost.
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France: travelling advices

6. Active leisure activities are very popular in France. Tourists can choose any route independently and go on a trip without a tour operator. However, it is important to remember that the entrance to the national parks can be paid.
7. Fishing in France is possible only after purchasing a special license.
8. Summer in France is very hot. The weather varies greatly depending on the region. The best time for a sightseeing trip is May and September-October.
9. Seacoast recreation in the country is concentrated on the resorts of the Azure coast of the Mediterranean Sea; high season is July-August. At this time in the cities are the famous film festivals and cultural events. … Open
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