In the immediate vicinity of Luxembourg, Lorraine offers many family, cultural and/or sports activities to get away from Luxembourg.
Two great cities not to be missed: Nancy with its famous Place Stanislas and its unique Art Nouveau heritage and Metz with its pedestrian center, its impressive cathedral and the Pompidou-Metz center.
But other cities and activities are not lacking in attractions either.
The gastronomy of the region is to be discovered: meats, game and fish often cooked in the pan or in pâté. And what about the delicious mirabelle plum tarts, specialties of the region in summer when the mirabelle plum harvest is in full swing.
For those who would like to go further, hiking and skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the Vosges mountains for a weekend.
Discover the city of Metz
Visit of the City
At 64 km from Luxembourg, the The city of Metz is very pretty. Ancient city already known in the pre-Roman era, it offers many treasures to visit.
Don’t miss the cathedral of Metz and its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, the church of Saint Pierre aux Nonnains which dates back to the 4th century, the beautiful Place Saint Louis with its surrounding pedestrian streets, ideal for go shoppingthe picturesque districts of the city center, the Gallo-Roman museum, the very pleasant lake in summer, …
Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Gare de Metz, elected several times more beautiful railway station in France. Inaugurated in 1908, it was designed with a military function under William II, then Kayser of the German Empire to which the city of Metz, as well as the rest of the Moselle, belonged. It is now classified as a historical monument and is awaiting possible inscription on the Unesco list of World Heritage sites. An application was filed several years ago.
The Centre Pompidou in Metz is an art center dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It is the annex of the famous Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Le Pass formula allows you to visit the Centre Pompidou-Metz and its temporary exhibitions for one year, as often as you like.
The Waterfront and the Flotilla
Take advantage of a summer day to rent an electric boat, a pedal boat or a rowboat on the beautiful Plan d’eau de Metz. A great time to spend with your family! Only works in good weather.
Visit the city of Nancy
The city of Nancy is located 150 km from Luxembourg. It is directly accessible via the A31.
How can you pass through 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 especially to admire the magnificent sound and light show, Rendez-vous Place Stanislas, projected on the 5 facades of the square! Nearly 800,000 spectators attend this mapping every year from mid-June to mid-September.
Museum of the Ecole de 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.
Nancy Crystal Works
Nancy is also famous for its crystal works. Take the opportunity to visit the Daum, Baccarat or Lalique crystal factories, whose reputation has spread far beyond the French borders.
Castle of Malbrouck in Manderen
42 km from Luxembourg, visit a castle built in 1419. The museum tour will introduce you to the secrets of the castle. The little knights will enjoy themselves. Animations are proposed on Sundays in particular but also at night, and for festivals. Restoration possible.
Lake of Madine in Nonsard-Lamarche
105 km from Luxembourg, the largest lake in eastern France located in the regional park of Lorraine. Canoeing, sailing but also swimming, fishing, cycling, golf and walking for the pleasure of the whole family. Restoration possible.
Multiple activities in Amnéville
Only 48 km from Luxembourg, the city of Amnéville and its surroundings offers many activities to do with the family.
The Aménville Zoo is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. It counts 2000 animals, originating from the 5 continents. To fully enjoy the zoo, plan to spend the day there! All animals are visible even in winter. New since 2014: the Junior Zoo Academy! The zoo organizes courses for children from 7 to 12 years old who love animals: preparation and distribution of meals, visit of the brown bear enclosure, cleaning and feeding, etc. Catering available and picnic areas.
Skiing in the snowhall
At 50 km from Luxembourg, you can ski in any season, even in summer! In Amnéville, a real indoor ski slope 620 m long, 35 m wide and 90 m high, the equivalent of a blue slope, awaits the whole family! For beginners in skiing, you have the possibility to take lessons from instructors of the French Ski School. Helmets are mandatory for children under 12 years old. Catering possible on the spot.
Chemin des Terrasses du soleil. F-57360 Amnéville
Walygator Amusement Park
The Walygator amusement park presents nearly 40 land and water attractions, as well as numerous shows for the greatest pleasure of all, young or old.
The Walygator amusement park is transformed into a gathering of strange characters for the Halloween party.You too, come dressed up.
Thermal Center and Aquarium
The Aquarium offers an aquatic journey that will take you from the rivers of our regions to the Indian Ocean. Among the species presented, nurse sharks, piranhas, etc.
Take advantage of the thermal center of Amnéville to relax and be pampered.
Other varied activities of all kinds are also proposed: mini-golf, golf, pony rides, …
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