Escape near Luxembourg in France

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, …

Visit also the beautiful Metz railway station, elected for the 2nd time in 2018 as the most beautiful railway station in France. Inaugurated in 1908, it was designed with a military function under William II, then Kayser of the German Empire, of which the city of Metz was a part at the time, as well as the rest of the Moselle. It is now classified as a Historic Monument pending a possible inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, a request having been submitted several years ago.

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.


Place Stanislas

How to get to Nancy without seeing the famous “Place Stan”, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a drink on its terraces and above all admire the magnificent sound and light show, “Rendez-vous Place Stanislas”. This show is projected on the 5 facades of the square! In 2018, nearly 800,000 spectators attended this mapping every evening from mid-June to mid-September.

Museum of the School of Nancy and Art Nouveau

Art lovers can visit the Ecole de Nancy Museum located in the former home of an important Art Nouveau collector, Eugène Corbin. Art Nouveau (early 20th century) is very characteristic of the City of Nancy.

Cristalleries de Nancy

Nancy is also famous for its crystal works. Take the opportunity to visit the crystal factories of Daum, Baccarat or Lalique, whose reputation has spread far beyond the French borders.

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!