How do I find a campground in the city of Metz?
A prefecture-city now part of the Grand Est region, Metz is located in the Moselle valley. At the confluence of the river of the same name, the city first settled on the hills of Sainte-Croix and La Citadelle, before continuing its expansion on small islands planted on the Moselle, now linked by numerous bridges, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. Metz has just over 118,000 inhabitants and offers a rich history that is particularly evident in the variety of its architecture! In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in the city of Metz?
Well positioned at the crossroads of the main traffic routes in Europe, Metz has a very important historical, cultural and religious heritage, from antiquity to the 21st century, spread over distinct districts, each with its own identity.
Metz is animated throughout the year by various cultural or festive events: the Chocolate Fair in February, the Short Film Festival in April, the Theatre Festival in May, the Montgolfiades in September, or the Christmas Market in December, one of the more impressive ones in France along with Strasbourg.
Many sites are worth the traveller's visit: the superb Saint-Etienne cathedral, with its 42-meter high nave and 6500 m2 of stained glass windows, some of which were created by Chagall; the Pompidou centre dedicated to contemporary creation and its astonishing architecture; the Museum of the Golden Court, gathering a magnificent archaeological collection; the opera theatre built in 1738; the 12th century Templar chapel, between Romanesque and Gothic art; the beautiful Place Saint-Louis; the simple and elegant cloister of the Récollets; the Roman baths.
We must also mention the marina, Avenue Foch and the multiplicity of its architectural styles, the various parks and gardens where you can recharge your batteries. In short, Metz is a charming french city to discover without a doubt!
When to go to Metz?
The city of Metz has a degraded oceanic climate with a strong continental influence. Rainfall is therefore distributed over the twelve months of the year while the thermal amplitude between the seasons, from the warmest to the mildest, is quite high. Winters are therefore cold and snowy like in Mulhouse and Strasbourg, although you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the city from a different perspectuve. Summers are pleasantly mild and perfect for a visit. Nevertheless, the 4 seasons are quite distinct!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!