Theme Week Lorraine – Montigny-lès-Metz

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Chateau Courcelles Montigny Metz © Aimelaime

Chateau Courcelles Montigny Metz © Aimelaime

Montigny-lès-Metz is a commune in the Moselle department in Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is the largest suburb of the city of Metz, and is adjacent to it on the west.

The Jardin botanique de Metz, also known as the Jardin botanique de la Ville de Metz, is a 4.4-hectare (11-acre) botanical garden located at 27 ter, rue du Pont-à-Mousson. It is open daily; admission is free. The garden was originally known as Frescatelly Park, an estate of Philippe d’Aubertin of Bionville, whose summer pavilion (built 1719) currently houses the directorate of the Department of Parks. It was purchased by the city of Metz in 1866 and landscaped primarily in the English style by city architect Demoget. Its greenhouses were originally built on the city’s esplanade in 1861, during the World Fair, and moved to the Botanical Garden in 1880.

Couvent Sacré Coeur Montigny Metz © Aimelaime Chapelle Ste Famille Montigny Metz © Aimelaime Chapelle Couvent Sacré Coeur Montigny Metz © Aimelaime Temple Montigny Metz © Aimelaime Saint-Joseph church © Infofiltrage Chateau Courcelles Montigny Metz © Aimelaime
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Chapelle Couvent Sacré Coeur Montigny Metz © Aimelaime
Today the garden contains a rose garden (80 varieties), fragrance garden, collection of grasses, flower beds, and a mature arboretum with Aesculus flava, bald cypress, Diospyros virginiana, Fagus sylvatica asplenifolia, ginkgo, Melia azedarach, sequoia (140 years old), and Sophora japonica, as well as a large stand of hardy bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea). Its 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) greenhouses contain about 4,500 plants representing 80 botanical families, including orchids, cacti, and palms. The garden contains three ponds, winding paths, a bronze statue of an eagle (1866) by Metz animalier Christopher Fratin, and a toy train railway that circles through the site.

The old center of Montigny-lès-Metz is located on the right of the Moselle, to the southwest the district of Saint-Privat is separated from the center by the railway line Metz-Nancy. Montigny, which forms a closed settlement area along with other surrounding municipalities and the city of Metz, has the character of a residential town in the countryside.

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