Metz

Geographical situation :

Longitude : 06°08 East Latitude : 49°05 North Altitude : 189.75 m

Number of inhabitants : Metz : 127 498 Metz and urban area : 322 526 Capital of the Lorraine region, Prefecture of the Moselle department Distance between Metz and : Paris : 333 km Luxembourg : 60 km Germany : 60 km Belgium : 80 km

 

Metz is one of the greatest musical centres in Europe. The « Orchestre National de Lorraine » is based here and performs in that exceptional venue, the concert hall Arsenal, which welcomes prestigious guest performers .

From Medieval Metz to Metz the French city Afterwards, between the 12th and 14th centuries, Metz, a free city in the Germanic empire, forged a reputation for itself as an unavoidable crossing and trading point. Still, it was not until the 17th century that Metz, which had become French in the meantime, discovered classical art and built the edifices which, in the centre of their majestic squares, confer on it both balance and brilliance : the Place dArmes, the Theatre, the Palais de Justice.

The Opera-Theatre, which has retained a ballet and a chorus, is not to be outdone, it has also initiated a lyrical and choreographic season specially intended for children.This musical vitality also finds expression in numerous choirs and bands, not forgetting the long tradition of the Gregorian chant, born in Metz in the time of Charlemagne.:

              

European by nature, Metz, which was the birthplace of Robert SCHUMAN, one of the Founding Fathers of Europe, has worked with its partners to set up various new modes of co-operation in the economic, academic and cultural fields. Involved in cross-border co-operation on a daily basis for professional reasons over 50,000 people in Lorraine, most of them in Moselle, travel to work in Luxembourg and Germany every day the people of Metz are taking an active part in the construction of the « Euro-Region ».

Night walk in METZ

This walk took place during the night walk in Metz on 2003 December Saturday 6th

   

There was at the same time a annual event to collect some money to help searchers to find medecine for the rare diseases (those who hit only some hundred of people). The name of this event is ‘ Le telethon ‘. It lasts 36 hours throught all the France and this year they have collected about 100 millions € for that cause. People had to buy some strings to built a structure made with wood and strings (see the photo)

              

Ski 2000 – 2010 – Alpes Françaises – Vosges

  • Les Contamines Montjoie

Nous avons passé beaucoup de nos vacances à la station de ski des contamines Montjoie. Ci dessous le site web ==> http://www.lescontamines.com/index.html

    

  • Les Deux Alpes – 2006

       

Les Fêtes du Club Med

      

  • Val Thorens  2008

 – Hors piste

                

              

            

Videos =>

Descente d’un goulet hors piste               Traversée d’un petit lac en fin de hors piste
             

  • Gerarmer (Vosges) 2010

                    

 

 

Espagne

 Mercredi 29 et Jeudi 30 Juillet 2009

Départ d’Estoril, passage une nuit à Loué, juste avant la frontière Espagnol, hôtel  http://www.loulejardimhotel.com  à 70 €/nuit. Le lendemain matin départ sur Séville et arrivée à l’hôtel « Silken Al Andalus Palace  » : http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hotel-al-andalus-palace-sevilla/en/ à 73€/nuit

 Vendredi 31 Juillet 2009

Visite de la cathédrale, montée en haut de la Giralda qui est l’ancien minaret de la grande mosquée de Séville.

 L’Alcazar =>

    

    Les Arenes =>

                

  Cathedrale

     

 Samedi 1er Aout 2009

Poursuite de la visite de Séville et spectacle de Flamenco le soir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

31-07-Seville -Flamenco danse (danse)

Czech Republique

TOURISME: Fevrier 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Logistique

Jeudi 12 Février 2009 : Vol Luxembourg (7h10) – Prague ( 8h25)

Prendre le Shuttle pour aller de l’aéroport à l’hôtel, le prix est de 480 czk pour 1 à 4 personnes avec les bagages (moins cher que le taxi). Le retour est moins cher à 400 czk.

Hotel :Unitas Hotel 4 étoiles : http://www.unitas.cz/ très bon rapport qualité prix

Dimanche 15 février 2009: Vol Prague (15h25) -Luxembourg (17h15)

En début 2009 100 czk = 3,6 €

 

Autres visites:

2011-Decembre

2013-Avril

Ci dessous les fameux ascenceurs

   

Ci dessous film expliquant un peu mieux le fonctionnement 🙂

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Montenegro -Kotor

The fjord

Photos =>

– Arrival by boat in the fjord of Kotor

– The 2 islands with a church on one of them

– Big storm which has caused a huge rain on the town of Kotor

– Kotor as well as of the cruise boat, we had to walk during 1000 steps to reach the summit where stands an old fortress

Croatie -Dubrovnik

Visit in October 2003

Italy -Ravenne

2002 -June

2003- October

Two mains occupations in Ravenne (Italy)

the first one ==> you like the old architecture and you go and visit the churches and the different places in this Italian town….

the second one ==> you prefer doing some shopping and you follow the 2 main streets with a lot of shops, only 3 exemples…To note the religious painting in the wall of the shop

 

Portugal

 Mardi 21 Juillet 2009 -Arrivée aéroport Vigo

 Départ Luxembourg: 10h30 Arrivée Vigo (Espagne): 16h50 avec prise (difficile) de la voiture de location, l’agence « Natinal Car de Vigo » n’ayant apparemment plus de voiture. Après beaucoup de discussion récupération d’une peugeot407 (à la place du monospace demandé !!)

Trajet en voiture pour traverser le portugal, passer en Espagne et visiter Séville

 

 

Saint Jacques & Guimarães & Porto

Mercredi 22 juillet 2009: Nuit au « San Francisco Hôtel Monumento »

Visite Saint Jacques sous la pluie puis transfert à Guimarães (200 km)

        

Cathedrale

        
   
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 Obidos

Vendredi 24 juillet: transfert à Obidos et nuits à la « Casa d’Obidos » http://www.casadobidos.com/ingles.htm (nuit à 90€) et petit déjeuner inoubliable

 
      

Samedi 25 juillet: Visite du Château avec le fête médiévale…

      

Videos de la fête médiévale =>

 

Batalha, Alcobaça & Nazaré

 

Sintra & Lisbonne  

 

 

 

Dimanche 2 Aout: Retour par avion: Séville 17:35 ==> Luxembourg :22:25

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Greece – October 2003

 

DELPHES ( GREECE) It is one of the oldest town remaining (in part) in the word, the place date from – 548 years before JC. You can find a very nice theater (see the pic) We also visited the St Lukas place where are still living some monks, very old and very nice church with paints in the walls, this church is located in the mountains.

 

ARGOSTOLIE ISLAND ( GREECE) It’s not the most interisting visit, some nice beaches for those who want to have a bath in the sea, the village of Assos was rather very calm (no more tourists in this time). We rent a car for visiting the island, 42 € for the whole day, but it was raining all the afternoon.

 

CORFOU ISLAND ( GREECE) Like Argostoli, it’s an island for tourists in summer, the town is not clean. Only the « place de l’esplanade » is interisting (see the photo).