Last week I was fortunate enough to sneak off to Metz, France with two friends. We planned our get-away while the kids were at school, perfect as Metz is only 40 minutes from Luxembourg City. This was our second school-day field trip to Metz and I have a feeling it won't be the last.
Have you heard of Metz? It is a beautiful city located in the Lorraine region of France. At two times in history it was taken over by the Germans, the last being in 1940. Metz was returned to the French after WWII. There is amazing Gothic cathedral, St. Etienne, that has stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall. It is as massive and impressive as any of the more famous Gothic cathedrals. In May of this year Pompidou Center - Metz will open. Like the one in Paris (that I absolutely love) it will house contemporary art. I can't wait to go and take a peek.
We spent our time shopping, talking and having a long, leisurely lunch. It was pure heaven. The highlight for me was our walk through the indoor market. I love markets anyway, but it was such a treat to walk through with people as interested in all the offerings as I was. We looked at every bit of produce, cheese and lingered over the fresh fish. It was a lovely day. One that I hope to repeat again (and again).Did you know frog legs are found with the seafood? I wouldn't have guessed it, but then again frogs do spend time in the water.