Escape to France from Luxembourg

Visiting France from Luxembourg

In the immediate vicinity of Luxembourg, Lorraine offers a wide range of family, cultural and/or sporting activities to get you away from it all.
Two major cities not to be missed: Nancy, with its famous Place Stanislas and unique Art Nouveau heritage, and Metz, with its pedestrian center, impressive cathedral and Pompidou-Metz center.
But other cities and activities are not lacking in attractions either.

The region's gastronomy is waiting to be discovered: meat, game and fish are often cooked in casseroles or pâtés. And what about the delicious mirabelle plum tarts, a local specialty in summer when the mirabelle plum harvest is in full swing?

For those who want to go further afield, hiking and skiing enthusiasts can enjoy a weekend in the Vosges mountains.

Discover the city of Metz near Luxembourg

Visit the City of Metz

Just 64 km from Luxembourg, the city of Metz is very pretty and well worth a visit. An ancient city already known in pre-Roman times, it offers many treasures to visit.

Don't miss Metz Cathedral with its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, the 4th-century church of Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, the beautiful Place Saint Louis with its pedestrian streets, ideal for shopping, the picturesque districts of the city center, the Gallo-Roman Museum, the lake, which is very pleasant in summer, etc.

Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Gare de Metz, voted France's most beautiful railway station several times over. Inaugurated in 1908, it was designed for military purposes under Wilhelm II, then Kayser of the German Empire, to which Metz and the rest of the Moselle region belonged. Today, it is listed as a Monument Historique, pending a possible Unesco listing. An application was submitted several years ago.

Center Pompidou in Metz

The Centre Pompidou in Metz is an art center dedicated to modern and contemporary art . It is the annex to the famous Centre Pompidou in Paris. With the Le Pass package, you can visit the Centre Pompidou-Metz and its temporary exhibitions for one year, as often as you like.

Le Plan d'Eau and the Metz Flotilla

Take advantage of a summer's day to rent an electric boat, pedal boat or rowboat on Metz's magnificent Plan d'Eau. The perfect way to spend a day with the family! Only available in good weather.

Visit Nancy in Lorraine

Nancy is 150 km from Luxembourg. It is directly accessible via the A31 motorway.

Place Stanislas listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

How can you pass through Nancy without seeing the famous "Place Stan", a UNESCO World Heritage site? Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a drink on its terraces, and above all to admire the magnificent sound and light show, Rendez-vous Place Stanislas, projected onto the 5 façades of the square! Nearly 800,000 spectators attend this mapping show every year, from mid-June to mid-September.

Museum of the Ecole de Nancy and Art Nouveau

Art lovers can visit the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, housed in the former home of Eugène Corbin, a major Art Nouveau collector. Art Nouveau (early 20th century)isvery characteristic of Nancy.

Cristalleries de Nancy

Nancy is also renowned for its crystal works. Take the opportunity to visit the Daum, Baccarat and Lalique crystal works, whose reputation has spread far beyond France's borders.

Château de Malbrouck in Manderen

42 km from Luxembourg, visit a castle built in 1419. The museum tour will introduce you to the castle's secrets. Little knights are in for a treat. Activities are offered on Sundays in particular, but also at night and during festivals. Catering available.

Lake Madine at Nonsard-Lamarche

105 km from Luxembourg, the largest lake in eastern France, located in the Lorraine regional park. Canoeing, sailing, swimming, fishing, cycling, golf and walking for the whole family to enjoy. Catering available.

A wide range of activities in Amnéville

Just 48 km from Luxembourg, the town of Amnéville and its surrounding area offers a wide range of activities for the whole family.

Zoological park

Aménville Zoo is one of Europe's finest zoos. It boasts 2,000 animals from all 5 continents. To get the most out of the zoo, plan to spend the whole day there! All animals can be seen even in winter. New since 2014: the Junior Zoo Academy! The zoo organizes courses for animal-loving children aged 7 to 12: meal preparation and distribution, visits to the brown bear enclosure, cleaning and feeding, etc. Catering available and picnic areas.

Skiing in Amnéville's snowhall

50 km from Luxembourg, ski all year round, even in summer! At Amnéville, a real indoor ski slope 620 m long, 35 m wide and 90 m high - the equivalent of a blue run - awaits the whole family! If you're new to skiing, you can take lessons from French Ski School instructors. Helmets are compulsory for children under 12. Catering available on site.

Chemin des Terrasses du soleil. F-57360 Amnéville

Walygator Parc amusement park

The Walygator theme park offers almost 40 land and water attractions, as well as numerous shows for the enjoyment of young and old alike.

The Walygator amusement park is transformed into a gathering of strange characters for Halloween.

Discover other amusement parks and family activities in Luxembourg

Spa and Aquarium

The Aquarium takes you on an aquatic journey from our local rivers to the Indian Ocean. Species on display include nurse sharks, piranhas and more.

You can also relax and be pampered at the Amnéville spa.

Other varied activities of all kinds are also on offer: mini-golf, golf, pony rides, etc.

Are you familiar with the Mondorf-les-Bains spa resort?

Looking for other places to visit around Luxembourg? Belgium andGermany offer many possibilities.

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