Accompanying and Cultural Programs
Program for accompanying persons
(For all programs, the Guide is English speaking.)
Contact person: Roxane MASSION

First day: June 30, Monday

Timing: 14h30-16h30
Activity: visit on foot the city center of Metz ending up with testing local gastronomical products.
Meeting at 14h in the GRAND ENTRANCE HALL of the conference place, the Arsenal.

Second day: July 1, Tuesday

Timing: 10h00-12h00
Activity: visit of the city ramparts, the German Gate (Porte des Allemands) and the Saint Maximin Church (featuring the windows of Cocteau).
Meeting at 9h45 in the GRAND ENTRANCE HALL of the Arsenal.

Third day: July 2, Wednesday

Timing: 14h00-16h00 (-18H)
Activity: Excursion, chosen during your inscription:

  • Guided visit of the city of Nancy, or
  • Guided visit of the Hackenberg underground military site of the Maginot line, or
  • Guided visit of the Cathedral of Metz followed by a circuit on the small tourist train of Metz.
Meeting at 14H at the Arsenal (for buses to Nancy or Hackenberg, or on foot to the Metz-visit). Return: by 18H from Nancy or Hackenberg.
Evening activity: Concert in the Arsenal, starting from 20:15 (bring your concert ticket with you).

Fourth day: July 3, Thursday

Timing: 9h30 departing from Metz on bus - 12h30 return to Metz
Activity: free visit of the Orchard of Laquenexy (15 km of Metz centre, on bus).
Meeting at 9h15 in the GRAND ENTRANCE HALL of the Arsenal
Evening activity: Conference Banquet (if you are subscribed) in the Abbey of Pont-à-Mousson (30 km from Metz).
Departing at 18H30 by bus before the Arsenal. (Have your budge on you showing the sign 'G', meaning Gala.)
Return to Metz: around midnight.

Wednesday, July 2

MAGINOT Line underground military tour: 14h to 18h PM

World War II Military Tour - Western Front

Virtual visit

  • 14h
    Starting from Veckring
  • 15h15
    VISIT THE LARGEST FORTIFICATION OF THE MAGINOT LINE. Coming close to Luxemburg, Arlon, Verdun, Trier, Saarbrück and the german border, driving across hillsides of north-eastern France (Thionville, Metz), discover with us this unrecognized wonder of the french military heritage, lost under the wooded heights of Moselle River. SOMETHING UNFORGETTABLE and GENUINE!!
  • 18h
    Back Metz downtown
METZ downtown
NANCY Place Stanislas

CONCERT in Arsenal: Wednesday, July 2, 20h30

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Concert Hall
Concert Hall - Photo: Christian LEGAY

Visit of POMPIDOU METZ: Individual visit

Centre Pompidou
Pompidou Center - Photo: Balint TOTH