Clockwise from top: overview of city center (with Cathedral of Saint Stephen), Imperial Quarter, Temple Neuf, Germans' Gate, Opéra-Théâtre (place de la Comédie)
Thomas by Wilhelm Benque, c. 1895
Henry II of France entering Metz in 1552, putting an end to the Republic of Metz.
Thomas in 1834 by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin
Paul Verlaine by Edmond Aman-Jean, 1892, oil on canvas, Golden Courtyard museums
Le caïd, 1849
The city hall on the Place d'Armes.
Jean-Baptiste Faure as Hamlet, painted by Manet
Street in old city
Thomas, about 1865
The Centre Pompidou-Metz, a symbol of modern Metz
Statue of Thomas in Paris.
The Music Box, a high-quality concert and recording studio venue dedicated to the modern forms of art music, in the Borny District. The venue has been erected in a cité HLM as an urban renewal effort
Water games on the Islands District
The Germans' Gate from the 13th century, one of the last medieval bridge castles found in France. Today, an exhibition hall
Rue Serpenoise, in the main pedestrian area.
Some of the cultural venues in Metz, clockwise from top: the Arsenal, the Golden Courtyard, the Opera House, and the Saint-Jacques square
The Museum of the 1870 War and of the Annexion, the only museum in Europe dedicated to the Franco-Prussian War
The choir of the Saint Stephen's Cathedral with its extensive stained glass windows, including works of Marc Chagall
Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, the oldest church in France and cradle of the Gregorian Chant
The Covered Market, home to traditional local food producers and retailers
Fireworks on the town square for the celebrations of Saint Nicholas, the Lorraine's patron saint
Stade Saint-Symphorien
Georgia Tech Lorraine campus.
The Mettis hybrid bi-articulated bus
The Station Palace in the Imperial District, built 1905-1908 during German rule.
The iconic Protestant church Temple Neuf on the Moselle river

Thomas was born in Metz, the youngest of four children of Martin Thomas (1770–1823) and his wife, Jeanne, née Willaume (1780–1866), both music teachers.

- Ambroise Thomas

Renowned Messins include poet Paul Verlaine, composer Ambroise Thomas and mathematician Jean-Victor Poncelet; numerous well-known German figures were also born in Metz notably during the annexation periods.

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Clockwise from top: overview of city center (with Cathedral of Saint Stephen), Imperial Quarter, Temple Neuf, Germans' Gate, Opéra-Théâtre (place de la Comédie)

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