Metz: X-Mas Shopping

One day before Christmas Eve: Most families are stressed-out. But not mine. We are on a day trip to our neighbouring country France, where especially the fish, cheese and cakes are so much better than in Germany. After having lunch in Metz, the capital of Lorraine, we visit the covered market, which is located directly next to the Metz Cathedral. Always a good idea!

The  building was planned as a bishop’s palace. But the confusion of the French revolution  interrupted the construction work in 1789. The palace was not finished as a bishop’s see. The sacred plans were abandoned and since 1831 the building is used as covered market. Today bakeries, butchers, fruiterers, greengrocers and fishmongers are all offering food for everyday life as well as specialities. The architecture of the covered market is also very special as you can see in the following pictures.