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La Cour d'Or, Metz

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La Cour d'Or houses artwork and archeological collections signifying the history of Metz. The collections in this museum are distributed through a 3,500 m² (0.00135 square miles) labyrinthal organization of rooms, incorporating the ancient Petites Carmes Abbey, the Chèvremont granary, and the Trinitaires church. As you walk through this museum, you get a peek into the rich architecture of Lorraine. The museum tour takes you on an artistic and archeological journey – from medieval collections of Merovingian tombs and artifacts from the Gallo-Roman period, to artwork across various artistic movements, you can feast your eyes on many remarkable man-made creations. La Cour d'Or holds exhibitions and workshops that attract visitors by the droves. It is also home to a library with over 12,000 books on a number of subjects, including decorative arts, history, military and sculpture. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Metz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Remains of Roman bath with great exhibition of Roman times in Metz area. Surprisingly interesting. We spent almost 2 hours. Even the paintings part for good for a small city museum. In our top 2 in... 
    Remains of Roman bath with great exhibition of Roman times in Metz area. Surprisingly interesting. We spent almost 2 hours. Even the paintings part for good for a small city museum. In our top 2 in...  more »
  • Free museum entry, free baggage locker and free toilets! Great historical documentation of the area through the ages from tiles, sculptures, tools, jewelry, pottery to paints. A bit long but you... 
    Free museum entry, free baggage locker and free toilets! Great historical documentation of the area through the ages from tiles, sculptures, tools, jewelry, pottery to paints. A bit long but you...  more »
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  • The usual national museum with ruins and historical relics. The walk-through is not the best and the architecture of the space is ok. Nothing memorable or not seen before. The highlight was the circus installation. That space was fun and well done.
  • This museum was amazing!!! What an unexpected delight. If you are in Metz, I highly recommend setting aside plenty of time to explore this incredible installation. My family and I stopped by this Spring on a lark and are so happy that we did. The museum is easy to navigate (numbers on the floor & directional arrows), helpful and knowledgeable staff who were very friendly and offered plenty of tips (even though our French is not very good). You can get an idea of Metz from Gallo- Roman times through medieval and continue through a beautiful gallery of paintings. All in all a very well presented collection and free of charge! What a gift. We will certainly visit again the next time we are in Metz. I highly recommend this museum!

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