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Holidays in Moselle or camping on three borders

Ville de Metz en Moselle
Ville de Metz en Moselle


Moselle is one of the few French departments that border two foreign countries. It owes its name to the river that flows through the city of Metz, its capital. It is historically part of Lorraine and the Grand Est region and has an important military heritage. A territory that will please camping enthusiasts with landscapes of ponds and plains marked by forest.

Campsites in Moselle

On the edge of a pond or with a swimming pool, in a mobile home or canvas bungalow, two or three stars, but always in the middle of nature! You can choose according to your desires among the 40 campsites in Moselle that the department offers. Much more fun than a hotel for children, the Moselle campsite will also be a place for you to meet and talk.

Must-sees to discover the Moselle

Situated in the Moselle valley and prefecture of the department, Metz has a significant historical, religious and cultural heritage. You should stroll through the cobbled streets in the medieval atmosphere of the historic centre and stop to observe the monuments such as Saint-Etienne's Cathedral, one of the highest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, and Saint Maximin's Church, whose stained glass windows were designed by Cocteau. It is also a good place to walk along the canals and discover the gastronomy. Quiche lorraine, pâté lorrain, mirabelle plums and Moselle wines are the pride of the city. The Centre Pompidou-Metz is the decentralisation of the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. It is a real meeting place for contemporary artistic creation and always of high quality, since it benefits from the collections of the Parisian museum. With its wooden framework, its hexagonal structure and its three cross galleries, its architecture is also a remarkable work not to be missed. Just like the Cour d'Or museum, the birthplace of the city, it seems.

For a holiday that everyone can enjoy, the Lorraine Regional Nature Park offers fishing, swimming and water sports such as sailing and canoeing on Lake Madine. It is also a migratory stopover and breeding ground for hundreds of species of birds that can be observed from the Lachaussée Nature Reserve. The park is also a great place to hike, cycle or walk along the 500 kilometres of marked trails.

Classified as a historical monument, the citadel of Bitche is a masterpiece of Vauban in the 17th century. On its pink sandstone rock, the citadel dominates the town and can be visited in a very contemporary and lively way with infrared transmitters and olfactory effects.

Located in the Moselle valley, the Amnéville zoological park offers more than 2000 animals and 360 different species on 18 hectares. It is also one of the few zoos to feature orangutans. You can watch the feeding of the animals and the tiger show. Children can even celebrate their birthdays here.



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