Metz is a city in the northeast of France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is the capital of the Lorraine region and prefecture of the Moselle department. Located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, and Luxembourg, Metz forms a central place of the European Greater Region and of the SaarLorLux Euroregion. So, Metz is a fellow member of the QuattroPole union of cities, along with Luxembourg City and German Saarbrucken and Trier.
Metz possesses one of the largest urban-conservation area in France covering 162.9 ha (402.53 acres) and around 100 buildings of the city are classified on the monument historique list. Because of its tremendous historical and cultural background, Metz benefits from its designation as a town of art and history. The city is home to some World-class venues such as the Arsenal concert hall, the Centre Pompidou-Metz museum, and the National Opera of Lorraine (along with Nancy Opera).