Metz

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Metz is a city in northeast France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers.wikipedia
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Centre Pompidou-Metz

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Metz is home to some world-class venues including the Arsenal Concert Hall and the Centre Pompidou-Metz museum.
The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary arts located in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France.

Metz Cathedral

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The city features noteworthy buildings such as the Gothic Saint-Stephen Cathedral with its largest expanse of stained-glass windows in the world, the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains being the oldest church in France, its Imperial Station Palace displaying the apartment of the German Kaiser, or its Opera House, the oldest one working in France.
Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Metz (French: Cathédrale Saint Étienne de Metz), also known as Metz Cathedral, is a historic Roman Catholic cathedral in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France.

Gare de Metz-Ville

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The city features noteworthy buildings such as the Gothic Saint-Stephen Cathedral with its largest expanse of stained-glass windows in the world, the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains being the oldest church in France, its Imperial Station Palace displaying the apartment of the German Kaiser, or its Opera House, the oldest one working in France.
The Gare de Metz-Ville is the main railway station serving the city of Metz, capital of Lorraine, France.

Arsenal de Metz

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Metz is home to some world-class venues including the Arsenal Concert Hall and the Centre Pompidou-Metz museum.
The Arsenal Concert Hall is a cultural venue dedicated specially to classical and art music and located near the Esplanade garden in Metz, capital of the Lorraine region, France.

History of Metz

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During the 12th century, Metz became a republic and the Republic of Metz stood until the 15th century.
Metz, the capital and the prefecture of both the Lorraine region and the Moselle department in France, has a recorded history dating back over 3,000 years.

University of Lorraine

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Metz is home to the University of Lorraine, Georgia Tech Lorraine, and a centre for applied research and development in the materials sector, notably in metallurgy and metallography, the heritage of the Lorraine region's past in the iron and steel industry.
The university is divided into two university centers, one in Nancy (biological sciences, health care, administration, computer science, and management) and one in Metz (material sciences, technology, and management).

Seille (Moselle)

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Metz is a city in northeast France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers.
Leaving the Lindre lake, it skirts the town of Dieuze, and traverses Vic-sur-Seille and Nomeny, before flowing into the Moselle at Metz.

Battle of Metz

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In 1944, the attack on the city by the U.S. Third Army freed the city from German rule and Metz reverted one more time to France after World War II.
The Battle of Metz was a battle fought during World War II at the city of Metz, France, from late September 1944 through mid-December between the U.S. Third Army commanded by Lieutenant General George Patton and the German Army commanded by General Otto von Knobelsdorff.

Luxembourg

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Located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, and Luxembourg, the city forms a central place of the European Greater Region and the SaarLorLux euroregion.
At the time of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870, despite allegations about French use of the Luxembourg railways for passing soldiers from Metz (then part of France) through the Duchy, and for forwarding provisions to Thionville, Luxembourg's neutrality was respected by Germany, and neither France nor Germany invaded the country.

Lorraine Regional Natural Park

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Metz and its surrounding countryside are included in the forest and crop Lorraine Regional Natural Park, covering a total area of 205,000 ha.
The parkland spreads between the cities of Metz and Nancy and spans three departments.

Lorraine

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A historic garrison town, Metz is the economic heart of the Lorraine region, specialising in information technology and automotive industries.
Metz is the regional prefecture.

Alsace-Lorraine

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Although French-speaking, after the Franco-Prussian War and according to the Treaty of Frankfurt of 1871, the city was annexed into the German Empire, being part of the Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine and serving as capital of the Bezirk Lothringen.
Due to the annexation, the Germans gained control of the fortifications of French-speaking Metz, as well as Strasbourg (Straßburg) on the left bank of the Rhine and most of the iron resources of Lorraine.

Kingdom of France

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With the signature of the Treaty of Chambord in 1552, Metz passed to the hands of the Kings of France.
Charles the Bald was also crowned King of Lotharingia after the death of Lothair II in 869, but in the Treaty of Meerssen (870) was forced to cede much of Lotharingia to his brothers, retaining the Rhone and Meuse basins (including Verdun, Vienne and Besançon) but leaving the Rhineland with Aachen, Metz and Trier in East Francia.

Paul Verlaine

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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.
Born in Metz, Verlaine was educated at the Lycée Impérial Bonaparte (now the Lycée Condorcet) in Paris and then took up a post in the civil service.

Bezirk Lothringen

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Although French-speaking, after the Franco-Prussian War and according to the Treaty of Frankfurt of 1871, the city was annexed into the German Empire, being part of the Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine and serving as capital of the Bezirk Lothringen.
The capital of the District of Lorraine was Metz.

Austrasia

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Metz has a rich 3,000-year-history, having variously been a Celtic oppidum, an important Gallo-Roman city, the Merovingian capital of Austrasia, the birthplace of the Carolingian dynasty, a cradle of the Gregorian chant, and one of the oldest republics in Europe.
Metz served as the Austrasian capital, although some Austrasian kings ruled from Reims, Trier, and Cologne.

Departments of France

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Metz is the prefecture of the Moselle department and the seat of the parliament of the Grand Est region.

Ambroise Thomas

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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.
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.

Museums of Metz

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Paul Verlaine-Edmond Aman-Jean mg 9503.jpg"Metz with its magnificent open countries, prolific undulating rivers, wooded hillsides, vineyards of fire; cathedral all in volute, where the wind sings as a flute, and responding to it via the Mutte: this big voice of the good Lord!"

Robert Schuman

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Moreover, the city has been the residence of people such as writer François Rabelais, Cardinal Mazarin, political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville, French patriot and American Revolutionary War hero Marquis Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, and Luxembourg-born German-French statesman Robert Schuman.
Schuman's secondary schooling from 1896 to 1903 was at Athénée de Luxembourg, followed in 1904 by the Lycée impérial in Metz.

Fort de Queuleu

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The Fort de Queuleu is a fortification to the southeast of Metz, near Queuleu, France.

Moselle (department)

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Metz is the prefecture of the Moselle department and the seat of the parliament of the Grand Est region.
Its prefecture (capital) was Metz.

Lycée Fabert

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Metz has numerous high schools, including the Fabert High School and the Lycée of Communication.
Lycée Fabert is a senior high school in Metz, Moselle department, Lorraine, France.

Alsace

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This would otherwise document the city to be a Germanic locale, as is the rest of the province and the neighboring Alsace.
It took up winter quarters, demanded the submission of Metz and Strasbourg and launched an attack on Basel.

Mediomatrici

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In ancient times, the town was known as "city of Mediomatrici", being inhabited by the tribe of the same name.
Divodurum (modern Metz, France) was the capital of the Mediomatrici.