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Metz Cathedral

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The Cathedral Of Metz is a stunning example of Gothic architecture. Amongst the tallest churches of... read more

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Go at different times to appreciate the light in the building and through the many windows. We also... read more

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One of the tallest cathedrals in France, the 12th-century building is also known for its extensive use of stained-glass windows.
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Place d'Armes, 57000, Metz, France
+33 3 87 36 12 01
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 October 2010

We visited the north eastern French city of Metz in August and used it as our base whilst touring the Verdun battlefield. The Cathedrale St. Etienne is a sight to behold. It dominates the city on its elevated position. It is a Gothic masterpiece with...More

6  Thank ChampagneDoberman
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 December 2012

The outside of the church needs to be renovated. Inside, monumental and impressive space, but scarcely decorated, with even some terrible 20th century glass windows that totally don't fit in with the style of the church. Entrance to the crypt costs 4 EUR and is...More

3  Thank Mathias V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral Of Metz is a stunning example of Gothic architecture. Amongst the tallest churches of its era, the cathedral is easily seen from miles away. The limestone exterior is well maintained and all the more beautiful at sunset. The interior is equally impressive with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go at different times to appreciate the light in the building and through the many windows. We also attended Sunday mass at 1000 and it was solemn and beautiful with great music.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously you should visit the cathedral because it is one of the largest churches in France and has an interesting history. You saw it lighted up at night and it was clear you had to go in during the day. If for no other reason...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building is incredible, it dwarfs the small town of Metz and is a visible display of the wealth of the Catholic Church. We couldn’t help wondering at the cost to the ‘ordinary people’ in it’s 500 year history. Stunning stain glass windows and catholic...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was old and good cathedral i liket very much seeing it. Metz in general it's a good city worth visiting i recommend highly nice centre nice stores the river also everything was good

Thank Luan T
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is a landmark and beautiful cathedral with history in Metz. It is definitely worth to check it out and its surroundings. The cathedral is even more special and amazing during the Metz Constellations event that happen from July-September.

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Every time I visit Metz the Cathedral is part of monuments to visit because it deserves to be admired. The interior needs to be restored, Many seeling areas do show infiltrations. The Cathedralgroundbreaking was in 1220 and completed in 1550. Has currently 468 years. Has...More

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great place fantastic you can't believe the artiticure until you see it.grear relaxed place .at night. It's lightened up we just stumbled on the site and wow it's a must

Thank Mat m M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

They call it "God's Lantern" because of the magnificent stained glass; it is breath-taking. Don't miss the window by Marc Chagall. Linger to worship or just admire the skill that went into building it. Be prepared for the reality that didn't dawn upon me until...More

Thank Curious744921
Reviewed 17 September 2018

They began construction on this cathedral in the 1200's and as an American, it always blows my mind at how old these churches are. It was truly beautiful.

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Oh boy oh boy. Sainte Chapelle wins hands down over any church anywhere. Make sure she knows a little of its history, it makes it even better. And the Conciergerie it worth a run through too since you would’ve right there... More
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I also had a dog with me but had to leave her outside, so I took her back to the car before visiting.