• Metz - Summer in the City

    Metz was a large Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul ("De Bello Gallico"). After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of M…

  • Metz - Saint-Étienne

    Metz was a Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul. After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of Metz, advisor to the Merov…

  • Metz - Saint-Étienne

    Metz was a Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul. After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of Metz, advisor to the Merovi…


  • Metz - Saint-Étienne

    Metz was a Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul. After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of Metz, advisor to the Merovi…

  • Metz - Saint-Étienne

    Metz was a Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul. After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of Metz, advisor to the Merovi…

  • Metz - Saint-Étienne

    Metz was a Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul. After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of Metz, advisor to the Merovi…


  • Metz - Saint-Étienne

    Metz was a Celtic settlement before Caesar´s conquest of Gaul. After the Romans had left and after the Huns lead by Attila had burnt it down in 451, the Merovingian kings made Metz to the capital of Austrasia. Bishop Arnulf of Metz, advisor to the Merovi…

  • Metz - BNP PARIBAS

    The branch of the BNP Paribas ("La banque d'un monde qui change") has a really nice façade, that may not have changed very much since the building got erected.

  • Metz - La Fromagerie Conrad

    The leading cheese-shop in Metz since three generations is meanwhile on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fromagerie.conrad www.republicain-lorrain.fr/moselle/2011/ 08/13/le-fromage-...


  • Gorze

    ...welcomed by an old weathered prilgim in Gorze. During the 10th century here was famous Gorze abbey, the center of a monastic reform movement, when Cluny was still a small, unimportant abbey in Burgundy. The monastery was founded in 749 by Bishop Chro…

  • Metz

    ..the Romans had build an aquaeduct, about 2000 years ago..

  • Pagny-sur-Moselle

    ..a barge in the channel next to the Moselle...


  • Liverdun

    .....after more than 35kms I discovered that there was no place to stay in the whole town of Liverdun. So I had to walk on. And later had to build my "emergency tent" on the empty local camping ground next to the river Moselle. It looked quite idyllic in…

  • Toul

    ...a rest and stayed for two days to recover...

  • Vaucouleurs

    ......from Toul to Vaucouleurs, where I had booked a room....


  • Essoyes - Renoir

    ...found the grave of french impressionist painter Auguste Renoir...

  • Near Clairvaux

    It got very slippery again after the rain. Aproaching Clairvaux. Once a very important Cistercian monastery, founded by famous Bernard of Claivaux and 12 monks in 1115. The buildings are used as a prison since 1818. Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known a…

  • Les Riceys

    About an hour after I had left Les Ricyes I passed an old chapel in the forest. Of course it was not allowed to enter the ruin. Of course... Somebody had told me about a chapel dedicated to Saint-Jacques, but I could not find any information..


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