"Market Hall - Marché Couvert" Market Hall - Marché Couvert Tip by Airpunk

Market Hall - Marché Couvert, Metz: 1 reviews and 3 photos

  Marché Couvert - Market Hall
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  • Marché Couvert - Market Hall - Metz
      Marché Couvert - Market Hall
    by Airpunk
  • Marché Couvert - Market Hall - Metz
      Marché Couvert - Market Hall
    by Airpunk
  • Marché Couvert - Market Hall - Metz
      Marché Couvert - Market Hall
    by Airpunk
 

Metz? market hall (Marché Couvert) has a majestic appearance and would have been more impressive, if it would have been finished according to the original plans. Planning started in 1771, construction in 1785. At that time, it was intended as a Bishop?s Palace next to the Cathedral. The events of the French Revolution and later lack of funds changed the three storey high Bishop?s Palace into a single storey market hall which was finished in 1831. The stone used for the building is the typical gold-coloured limestone which dominates the old town of Metz. Inside, you will find old-fashioned stalls according to the style of the 19th century. The side is a good place to taste regional food and traditional dishes.
To get an idea of the size, get an aerial picture (e.g. Google Maps) and compare it to the neighbouring Cathedral which is one of the largest in France.

Address: Place de la Cathédrale
Directions: Just next to the Cathedral

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  • Written Nov 17, 2011
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