ALSACE-LORRAINE Nancy & Metz

Dec 18th, 2000, 06:51 AM
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Ross
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ALSACE-LORRAINE Nancy & Metz

Hello!!!

Everyone seems to be thrilled with Strasbourg and Colmar, but what about Nancy and Metz? Anyone been there? Any comments or suggestions. I will be based in Strasbourg for 4 days, and am considering a few day trips. I know that one will be to Colmar and Riquewhir, and another to Heidelberg in Germany.

Thanks,Ross.
 
Dec 18th, 2000, 08:05 AM
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The Place Stanislas at Nancy is very nice and Metz had more charm than I had expected. I think you could visit both in one day. For me, the highlight of the Alsace were some very small villages, namely Eguishem and Kaysersberg. I found it possible to do two or three of the smaller villages in one day. Riquewihr was nice as was Ribeauville but by comparison the two above had more charm. Eguishem has a lovely walking route called the tourist circuit. Kaysersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer and you can see his home and a small museum.
Ellen
 
Dec 18th, 2000, 08:23 AM
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I liked Nancy very much and went there as a day trip from Strasbourg, also; it's very easy to do that. I didn't get to Metz, I ran out of time. Anyway, I wrote quite a bit about the attractions of Nancy in another post having something to do with Parisian weekend trips as I recall; use the search tool, nancy maybe will get you too many post, maybe not, as I don't think they search on the names, only text (it wasn't that long ago, you could search for "nouveau" perhaps, as I mentioned that word in it). I think Colmar is better than Metz as a day trip, but Metz is okay too and maybe easier to get to by train? I forget the logistics.
 
Dec 18th, 2000, 11:35 AM
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Ross

Go go go to Restaurant Burestubel, a wonderful find (and not expensive) north of Strasbourg, in Pfulgreisheim. Phone 03 88 20 01 92 for a reservation. You won't be sorry!

Bon appetit
 
Dec 18th, 2000, 11:49 AM
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While in Starsbourg be sure to eat at the Masion Kammersill (spelling?) on main square - great sauerkraut dishs. Also seek out a local brew pub named O'Neils close to the main square for good beer and tarte flambe. Try tarte flambe for sure, it is a treat...think super thin pizza crust with various toppings, including fruit...yumm.

Good day trip is to visit the famous castle south of Strasbourg named Koeinegsberg (spelling again?) It is neat place perched up on top of a mountain.
 
Dec 18th, 2000, 04:18 PM
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Austin
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Ross===

Ellen is spot on

I would take her advice

AH
 
Dec 18th, 2000, 07:30 PM
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Nancy is great! We did a canal trip this past summer and stayed overnight in Nancy's port. Charming place, friendly people. The charming museum that used to be the palace of the Dukes of Lorraine is definitely worth a visit, they have everything from Roman to almost current times. The son et lumiere (if you're there in the summer) is interesting and dramatic on the Stanislas square, but most is narrated in French, a little in English. Also, try to get to Luneville -- a charming town with an exquisite chateau that Stanislas, Duke of Lorraine (& father in law of Louis XIV, he fell on hard times and Louis bailed him out) built. They refer to it as "little Versaille" and we actually liked the gardens better than Versaille! The potteries there are well worth a visit, even if you only have time for the outlet store. They are Royal Doulton/Royal Worcester quality, but an incredible variety of styles. We got great bargains!
Have fun,
Carol
 

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