Metz August 23 to 31, 2003
We go to Metz in France, Sister City connection. Enjoy.


Floral portrait at Metz Hi,
Sat Aug 23 07.45 Meet at Gloucester Bus Station for National Express Coach to Heathrow
13.40 Lux Air Flight LG404 to Luxembourg
15.50 Arrive, met by host families and taken to Metz
One hour time zone difference, so put our watches ahead.

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With your host family
Turtle welcomes her visitors
08.30 Dep by coach for the 'Villages Fleuris du Vosges', Lunch at a restaurant and visit to a castle in the afternoon (32 euros)
Helping the bus driver
08.20 Meet at Metz Railway Station for visit to Nancy, guided tour of the city (a World Heritage Site) in the morning and exploring on our own in the afternoon. Lunch at the Excelsior Restaurant. (33 euros). 18.30 Civic reception at Metz Town Hall. Joan of Arc on her horse, greets us.
Horse greets us at Nancy
09.00 Dep by cars for Sarreguemines; guided tours of the pottery. Lunch at a local restaurant. (26 euros)
Barbecue at the home of André and Mariette Sturel
Meeting at the car park
09.00 Dep by coach for Gerbéviller and gardens, lunch at a ferme-auberge seving local specialities. (39 euros)
The first raindrops
09.00 Dep by boat for Pont-à-Mousson. Lunch at the Abbée des Prémontrés and return to Metz by coach (60 euros) Farewell party
Rain is a tourist attraction
Free day! Reserved seats, by courtesy of Metz City Council, to view the fireworks as part of the Mirabelle festival.
Meeting new friends
We say Farewell to Metz, centre of the world.
09.30 Dep Metz for Luxembourg Airport,
12.50 Luxair flight LG403 13.00 arr Heathrow
14.30 National Express Coach to Gloucester
Farewell to Metz, centre of the world
Found on the Internet about Metz, with translation by the computer. See 'http://www.mairie-metz.fr/GB/patri.html' Culture of Metz and Heritage of Metz

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