Metz and Nancy, two close cities, two contrasting histories
This stretch links Lorraine’s two major towns: Nancy and Metz. Each has a quite distinct history. The former is famed in particular for its 18th-century squares (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the latter for its majestic Gothic cathedral. Following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, Metz came under German rule for some time, while Nancy remained French, the new Art Nouveau style thriving there.
La Voie Bleue creates a fabulous link between the two towns, each a must for visitors.
- The Centre Pompidou-Metz
- The Abbaye des Prémontrés in Pont-à-Mousson ('Accueil Vélo')
- Place Stanislas, Nancy
- Villa Majorelle, Nancy
Getting there and back
- Express Regional Train (TER) access in the train station of Metz-ville.
- Express Regional Train (TER) and High speed train (TGV) access in the train station of Nancy-ville
- TER train station in Pont-à-Mousson
- Other train stations on the route : Ars-sur-Moselle, Ancy-sur-Moselle, Novéant-sur-Moselle