Friday, March 2, 2012

Cathédrale Saint Étienne de Metz

One of the most beautiful cities in northern France, Metz is a great place to experience the blending of German and French cultures. It's primarily known for its cathedral and with good reason.

The origins of its Cathédrale Saint Étienne de Metz go back to the 13th century, through the Gothic cathedral, built within the walls of the predecessor, wasn't consecrated in the 15th. With its breathtaking architecture, the third highest nave in France, and an incredible amount of stained glass works by artists like Marc Chagall and Laurent-Charles Maréchal, it's a must-see if you're anywhere near Lorraine.