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The Centre Pompidou-Metz, a museum of modern and contemporary art. The first decentralized national cultural public institution (the Centre Pompidou), the Centre Pompidou-Metz, open since 2010, offers temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. A cultural program of live performances, lectures and screenings completes the exhibitions. A twin institution of the Centre Pompidou, it conveys its values and provides a genuine platform for exchanges between visitors and contemporary works. It also benefits from the Centre Pompidou's collection which, with over 100,000 works, is the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe! This is a clever way of showing its collections by giving them a new perspective. A constantly updated program of thematic visits is offered. From your Première Classe Metz hotel, head west towards the fort de Queuleu. A fascinating military structure completed in 1870, having served as a Nazi internment camp during the Second World War, the fort today offers exhibitions related to its past. Then head to the Jardin Jean-Marie Pelt for a leisurely stroll along the Seille River. A few tree-lined alleys away, the pure architecture of the art center, white and voluminous, rises into the air and will surprise you with its atypical allure.
The Arènes de Metz, an omnisports complex where you can have a good time. Located in the heart of Metz's Amphitheatre district, on the edge of the Jean-Marie Pelt Gardens and a stone's throw from the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the Arènes, named after the remains of the nearby Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, welcomes concerts, sports competitions, festivals and private events all year round. Officially opened in 2002, following the fire in the city's old sports hall, it consists of a large hall with more than 4,500 seats and eight annexed sports halls, reserved for various disciplines. Many renowned artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Ayo and Vanessa Paradis have performed there. as well as stand-up comedians such as Laurent Gerra or Gad Elmaleh, and ballets such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Thanks to its suitably adapted structure, sport is well represented since the Arena regularly hosts handball, gymnastics and judo championships etc. The arena's ambition is to be a venue that provides exciting entertainment, just like the great antique theaters of the past. From your hotel, check out the program, you''ll be sure to find something to amuse you!
At Metz Expo, take part in the biggest flea market in the East! For those who want to go hunting: note down the dates of the flea market before booking your stay at the Première Classe Metz Est - Technopole. Since 1978, on several Saturdays a year, Metz Expo has hosted the Metz Flea Market, which was originally held in the city's public squares. This event has now become the largest flea market in eastern France and the second largest regular market after Saint-Ouen, with more than 300 exhibitors from all over France. It is aimed at professionals as well as private individuals. Another event in the same vein likely to interest you: the Vintage Flea Market, an exhibition and sale of retro objects held at the end of August at the Parc des Expositions. And even if you prefer old-fashioned art, indulge in an exhibition of contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the little brother of the Parisian museum of the same name, which is able to draw on the museum's collections to feed its own exhibitions. So there is no longer any need to travel all the way to Paris to admire a Chagall, a Matisse or a Klein; or to observe trends in contemporary art: the Center Pompidou-Metz brings the model to the region.