3- 法國東部 – 藝術與科技之鄉

3- 法國東部 – 藝術與科技之鄉

Nancy, Metz, Strasbourg, Mulhouse (8 days)

Nancy, Metz, Strasbourg and Mulhouse buzz with ideas to please visitors and are packed with natural, architectural and cultural marvels.

Nancy

Nancy is internationally known for Place Stanislas, one of the loveliest 18th-century plazas in the world.With a vibrant, world-class artistic and cultural life, and six museums including the extraordinary Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, there is something for everyone: culture, heritage, strolls, museums, science and botany, lifestyle, fine food...

Do not miss:

  • One of the most beautiful 18th-century plazas in Europe, even more exquisite since its recent renovation, and now pedestrian.

  • The Ecole de Nancy artistic heritage, unique in the world.

  • The mediaeval "Ville Vieille" old town including the Palais des Ducs de Lorraine (Duke's Palace), with its narrow reets and pavement cafés.

  • Six museums in the Nancy metropolitan area.

  • Public parks and gardens for a pleasant stroll, and a marina in the centre of the town.

  • Markets where you can find the best of our traditional food and sweets ("bergamotes de Nancy" – boiled sweets, macaroons, etc.) 

  • Top-quality cultural facilities, a national opera house and theatres, orchestra and ballet, festivals, and an art of living that is renowned in the media.

 Getting there

  • By train: 1 1/2 hours on the TGV from Paris.30-minute shuttle ride from the train station in the centre of Nancy provides connections with the Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport and the Lorraine TGV train station for direct national and international links.

  • By Road: 45 minutes from Metz by motorway or regional trains.

  • By air: Metz Nancy Lorraine airport

Contact: Tel. 0033 383 35 22 41  www.ot-nancy.frHotel reservations: 0033 383 35 84 71

 

Metz

Metz was listed by the New York Times as one of the 44 places to visit in 2009.  Encircled by parks and gardens, the city is an attractive and interesting place to explore.

Walking around the centre, visitors are transported from the splendours of mediaeval times to renovated squares, from parks and footpaths along the banks of the Moselle and the Seille to the museums of the Cour d’Or. Pedestrian areas and narrow streets feature well-known department stores (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, etc.) alongside designer boutiques and antique shops.

Take the time to sit at a pavement café in "Place Gourmande", Metz's fine food centre which includes the Tables de Rabelais restaurant, to sample the wonderfully delicious "mirabelle" yellow plum, in all its forms.

Do not miss:

• The Gallo-Roman ruins.• The medieval old town. • St. Etienne Cathedral, with 6,500 m2 (70,000 square feet) of stained glass windows, including some by Chagall.• The 18th-century squares.• The Imperial district, proposed as a candidate for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list.• The new Amphithéâtre district, where the Centre Pompidou-Metz art museum will open in 2009. • Metz, a garden city with 27 m2 (290 square feet) of green space per resident and a Blue Flag award winning marina in the town centre.

Access

  • By car : Paris – Strasbourg – Francfort  (A4) ; Luxembourg – Lyon (A31) via Nancy

  • By plane : 6 aiports: Metz-Nancy Lorraine ; Luxembourg ;  Strasbourg ...

  • By train : TGV EST Paris - Metz – Luxembourg (82 minutes from Paris) ; TER to Nancy & Strasbourg

 

Contact: Metz Tourisme - Tel: 0033 387 55 53 76

Metz tourist office

Strasbourg

With its historic centre classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1998, Strasbourg, capital of Europe, has a unique cultural and architectural heritage.

A Strasbourg Pass or Strasbourg Pass Junior (3-18 years old), valid for three consecutive days, gives visitors total freedom to explore the city: on foot, by river boat, by mini-tram or cycle!

In December, Strasbourg becomes the “Christmas capital” with the oldest Christmas market in France, the "Christkindelsmärik" held every year since 1570 from the last Saturday in November until Christmas spreading over a number of streets and squares in the town centre.  A host of events reflect the rich variety of Alsatian traditions, creating a quite magical atmosphere.

Do not miss:

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral, its astronomical clock

  • The "Petite France" district, with half-timbered houses and canals.

  • The European Institutions’ district: the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Parliament, etc.

  • The Alsatian Museum, memories of traditional rural life in Alsace.

  • The Orangerie public park, including a zoo and boat rides.

  •  The Christmas market from the last weekend in November to the 25 December. 

Getting there:

  • By TGV:Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport train station or Paris East train station – Strasbourg in 2 hours 20 minutes. 

  • By air:

London – Strasbourg: 1 hour – served by both budget and scheduled airlinesStrasbourg/Entzheim International airport Bale/Mulhouse Euroairport: 1½ hours by road.Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport: 1 hour by road. Frankfurt International Airport: 2 hours 15 minutes by direct shuttle service.

Contact: Tel. 0033 388 52 28 28 www.otstrasbourg.fr

Mulhouse

Mulhouse offers all the charms of Alsace and is home to Europe’s biggest and best science and technology museums: la Cité de l'Automobile - Collection Schlumpf  (Motor  Museum), la Cité du Train (French Railway Museum), le Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes (Museum of Printed Textiles), l'Ecomusée (Open-air and Heritage Museum), le Musée du Papier Peint (Wallpaper Museum).  

Don't miss Mulhouse’s incomparable Christmas market famous for its textile decorations created each year  from a specially designed fabric using motifs from the Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes.

Do not miss: 

  • Its outstanding parks and gardens, in particular the Parc Zoologique et Botanique (zoo and botanical gardens).

  • The pedestrian historic town centre, the Place de la Réunion with its colourful façades, the "Rhineland Renaissance"-style Hôtel de Ville (town hall) and the stained glass windows of Saint-Etienne protestant church.

  • The wonderful museums: admire a Bugatti Royale at the Cité de l'Automobile – Schlumpf Collection, a Orient Express railway carriage at the Cité du Train, old Indian fabrics (printed calicoes) at the Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes, panoramic wallpaper with exotic motifs at the Musée du Papier Peint… and don't forget the Ecomusée (open-air and heritage museum), the Parc de Wesserling – Musée Textile (Textile Museum), the EDF Electropolis (electricity Museum), the Bioscope (Man & his Environment theme park) and more.

  • Major events throughout the year: International Carnival (February-March), Automobile Festival (July), Christmas market (December) etc.

  • The Wines of Alsace Route, only a few miles from Mulhouse.

  • Germany and Switzerland are only minutes away.

Getting there:

  • By Train: 3 hours from Paris by TGV high-speed train

  • By air: 30 minutes from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport (served by both budget and scheduled airlines), 30 minutes from Switzerland and 20 minutes from Germany By Road.

Contact: Tel. 0033 389 35 48 48  www.tourisme-mulhouse.com