For the first time, it will be possible to visit the old Metz station as part of the European Heritage Days 2021, organized this Saturday and Sunday.

The historic building in King George Square is currently undergoing modernization.

"The neoclassical cachet characteristic of the time has been preserved and the interior spaces hold many surprises", nevertheless explained the city on its website.

The place is destined to become offices where the services of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) and the public finance department will be set up.

For two days, it will host large panels telling about the station's past.

Historian Jean Etienne, a great connoisseur of the site, will be on hand to answer visitors' questions.

A station for only 30 years

The health pass will be requested at the entrance.

Access to the building will be possible between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and between 2 p.m. and 5.45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The old station of Metz had been inaugurated in in 1878. It had however been replaced by the current station of the city after 30 years for reasons of military tactics.

The building then housed the regional management of the SNCF for a while.

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