Metz is a city located in the northeastern part of France at the confluence of the Seille and Moselle Rivers. It is the capital of the province of Lorraine and is located along the tripoint of France, Luxembourg and Germany thus this city is an important cross-cultural meeting point. The city is well connected with high speed railway system that connects it to major towns in France and neighboring countries. One such facility is the train station Metz Ville, the main railway station in Metz. Train station Metz Ville is sometimes referred to as 'palace station' as it was once the apartment of Kaiser Willhelm II, a German monarch who settled here in Medieval times. The station is a registered historic monument due to its unique appearance. As a result of this designation, legal protection has been given to the station's façade, roof, departure hall, honorary lounge, its former restaurant and interior decorations.
There are several means of transport that can be used to get to and from train station Metz Ville. Travelers can use a bus boarded from Office de Tourisme de Metz, 2.2 miles (3.6 kilometers) from the train station. Travelers can also opt to use taxi services as well as car rentals since they are convenient for those who have a lot of luggage or limited mobility. The other option is walking to the train station, which only takes a few minutes. Cycling to the station is also another option especially for those with smaller luggage.
The train station is approximately 2.2 miles (3.6 kilometers) from the city center. For those driving, it takes approximately nine minutes to get to the train station via Boulevard Andre Maginot. For those on foot, the Rue de Augustins route is 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) from the train station to the edge of town and takes approximately 18 minutes. Cycling through the Avenue Robert Schuman route which 0.99 miles (1.6 kilometers) away takes approximately six minutes, while those who choose to use the En Chaplerue route takes the approximately 6 minutes and it is 1.05 miles (1.7 kilometers) from the train station.
The train station Metz Ville offers special services for those with limited mobility. The staff at the train station are highly trained to help passengers with limited mobility from the time they check-in at the station to the time they board their train. Assistance is also offered when alighting. Passengers with limited mobility and those need assistance at the train station need to make a call to notify the staff at the station of their needs 48 hours before the day of departure or arrival. Once the booking is made, it is advised to arrive at the station thirty minutes before departure to ensure assistance. The station also offers wheelchairs to passengers with limited mobility. Ramps are installed making it easier for wheelchair users to get around, and the station has installed self-service machines which are equipped with next-generation audio and visual technology to help those with limited mobility.
There are several points of interest at and around the train station Metz Ville. The station has cafes, restaurants and bars where travelers can get to enjoy French cuisine as they wait to board the train. Travelers can also take their time to visit the historic St. Stephen's Cathedral which is approximately a 30-minute walk from the train station. Additionally, there is ample parking for those who opt to use car rentals or taxis as their mode of transport. For those who would prefer to cycle to and from the train station Metz Ville, there are ample parking spaces for bicycles. The station also offers rental services for those who would like to use bicycles. At the train station, there are also ticket counters and distributors who operate daily from 6:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m including public holidays.