Metz (FR)

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Metz (pronunciation: [mɛs]), in Lorraine Franconian: [mɛts]) is a city (119,775 inhabitants in 2014) in northeast France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is the prefecture of the Moselle department and the seat of the parliament of the Grand Est region. Located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, and Luxembourg, the city forms a central place of the European Greater Region and the SaarLorLux euroregion. Metz has a rich 3,000-year-history, having variously been a Celtic oppidum, an important Gallo-Roman city, the Merovingian capital of Austrasia, the birthplace of the Carolingian dynasty,[a cradle of the Gregorian chant, and one of the oldest republics in Europe. The city has been strongly influenced by Germanic culture due to its location and history.

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Postmarks Examples

Postal code 57000


Circle 57- METZ GARE MOSELLE in 1975.

In the 1870-1918 German Empire period

METZ 3 Circle in 1884.
* METZ 2 * in 1890.
Bridge METZ 3 (BHF) in 1906.


From Metz to Freistroff, 25c in 4 stamps of Alsace issue, 1870ca. Sold 1,550 DM in 1983.
From Metz to Nancy on 21 March 1871. Cover sold 2,200 DM in 1983 by Grobe (Hannover).
German Empire postal stationary card from METZ 3, Circle, 11-Nov-1887