Cathédrale de Metz

Cathédrale de Metz

Close to Luxembourg, franch region Lorraine also offers many family, cultural and / or sports activities.
Two major cities should not be missed: Nancy with its famous Place Stanislas and its unique Art nouveau heritage; Metz with its pedestrian center, its impressive cathedral and the Pompidou-Metz center.
Lovers of hiking and skiing will enjoy the mountains of the Vosges for a weekend.


Town tour

At 64 km from Luxembourg, the city of Metz is a very pretty city, with many treasures to visit. Do not miss the cathedral of Metz and Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows, the Saint Pierre aux Nonnains church dating from the 4th century, the beautiful Place Saint Louis with its pedestrian streets nearby, ideal for shopping, the picturesque neighborhoods of the center city, the Gallo-Roman museum, the “Plan d’eau” very pleasant in summer, …

Centre Pompidou

The “Centre Pompidou” in Metz is a centre for modern and contempory art and an annex of the famous Centre Pompidou in Paris. “Le Pass” gives you an annual membership allowing you to visit whenever you want throughout the year.

The Plan d’eau and the Flotille

Electric boat, pedalo, small boat rental on the nice lake in Metz. Weather permitting. A great moment in family when the weather is nice.

Malbrouck Castle in Manderen

42 km from Luxembourg. Castle built in 1419. The museum-type tour takes you on a journey to discover the castle’s secrets. The young knights will have a great time. There is entertainment on offer on Sundays mostly, but also at night-time, and during festivals.
Food available.

Lac de Madine in Nonsard-Lamarche

105 km from Luxembourg. The largest lake in the east of France located in the regional park of Lorraine. Canoeing, sailing but also swimming, fishing, biking, golfing and walking.Food available.


Only 48 km from Luxembourg, the town of Amnéville offers many activities to do.


One of the most beautiful zoos in Europe with its 1 350 animals coming from five continents. To really make the most of it, you should spend around 2 hrs 30 there. All the animals are on view, even in winter. New in 2014 : the Junior Zoo Academy! The zoo organises a training course for children aged 7-12 who love animals: the cooking and distribution of the meals, visit the brown bear enclosure, cleaning and feeding,…
Food available and there are picnic areas.


Do you want to ski whatever the weather is? Head to the Snowhall of Amnéville and have a great fun with all the family. See Snowhall Amneville.

Walygator Park

39 land based and aquatic attractions as well as numerous shows. This park is adapted for big and small children. Food available. The Walygator Park becomes the meeting place for strange characters and monsters for Halloween. Find a child’s soul again!

Other distractions and ideas to have fun with your children

Aquarium and thermal domain

This journey through the aquarium goes from the rivers of our regions to the Indian Ocean. Among the species on show you can find tawny nurse sharks, piranhas, …

Take advantage of all kinds of different activities: mini golf, pony rides, thermal baths….

Do you know the domain thermal of Mondorf-les Bains in Luxembourg ?

Have you already been in Belgium and in Germany ? Both are worthseeing!

Do you like shopping? Lorraine offers you many opportunities to indulge in your favorite pastime!